Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Whole Lotta Fun

A Recipe for Fun

5 boxes of Cheez-It Scrabble Junior

26 bags of Cheez-It Scrabble Junior 

= a whole lotta Kindergarten fun.

activity: sorting crackers in piles with letters that are alike 

bingo activity: each child has a bingo sheet with a different sight word on each square. The caller says the sight word and child places a Cheez-It that has the beginning letter of the sight word. Game plays like bingo. 
activity: a grid bingo sheet that has a lower case letter on each square. The caller shows a upper case letter and child places a cracker on a square with a matching lower case letter.   Game plays like bingo.

My daughter found this activity on Pinterest.  This social network site is gaining in popularity with teachers as a great classroom resource. 
I had never heard of Cheez-It Scrabble Junior. Now this is a product with lots of possibilities with young children for word and letter identification. And if you are one of those people who enjoy reading the cereal box in the morning than you'd probably like the back of this box to play for a quick scrabble game.   
Now I suppose you are wondering how this all works with children wanting to eat their bag of crackers. I was pleasantly surprised at the self restraint they showed. So we told them to eat any broken crackers before they started to sort.  

One last Cheez-It thought. If you were to guess... which letter do you think shows up the most in one box? 
I was surprised to find it was E :)

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know such a product existed. What a great idea to use these crackers as a teaching tool. I love Scrabble, but seldom play it because my husband is not a willing participant.