{almost} wordless wednesday: scrabble alphabet soup

by @according2kelly on October 5, 2011

scrabble-alphabet-soupit’s become a morning ritual – once the lunches have been made, the boys dressed for school & breakfast is on the table, scrabble alphabet soup comes out.

with school back in session, and gavin & owen in 1st grade & pre-k, learning to spell & read has become a bit all-too-consuming. i don’t know about them, but i’m already sick of flash card, & easy readers. luckily, we’ve discovered scrabble alphabet soup…

scrabble alphabet soup is a seriously fabulous game for everyone, but especially new readers (& spellers). players can “grab their spoon, roll up their sleeves and dive into the frenzied spelling action in a race to scoop up a three, four or five-letter word.”

each of the players gets a card, selects a word they are aiming to spell, then starts scooping out letters, hoping you’ve scooped out the letters needed to spell their word. the first player to spell the selected word on their card wins the round.

i love that my kids are learning to recognize letters, spell, construct words & even read – all while playing a game & having fun. & the best part? now that it’s part of our “morning routine,” the kids look forward to playing each & every day, without even realizing they’re learning.

disclaimer: i received scrabble alphabet soup for review purposes, but the opinions expressed are 100% my own. & we really & truly do play scrabble alphabet soup every morning as we eat breakfast.

11 comments
Jessie Powell
Jessie Powell

That sounds like the perfect game to put on my daughter's Christmas list.

Shannon
Shannon

I think that's a great way to get your children to learn to read and spell!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

It' awesome! my boys love it. & They are having so much fun, they don't even realize they are learning!

Holly
Holly

I just found your blog through whipperberry, and I love it! This Scrabble Soup game is genius! I have 2 boys the same ages, and they would eat this up :) Ha! Anyway, thank you for sharing, I am going to get it for sure.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

your boys will LOVE it. Mine do. we really do play it every morning as we eat breakfast!

Lauren
Lauren

That game sounds like a lot of fun. Will have to seek that one out for my oldest. She is still a bit young to play using the actual rules, but has shown a BIG interest in learning to read. Looking for ANY resources I could use to help her.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

We don't play by the actual rules either... I let them spell any word. I just love that it gets them excited about reading & spelling.

kristen
kristen

That sounds soo fun!! p.s. I miss your WIWW! ;)

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

it is fun. & i keep forgetting to take photos. I still haven't got into the hang of things with school back in session!

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