it’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.