I came across this sort of idea on Pinterest and swooped in to give it a twist.
Supplies: Nerf guns, plastic cups, permanent marker.
Substitutions: Bean bags, small plush stuffed animals, paper balled up, aluminum foil balls for throwing. If you don't have plastic cups, you could tape flash cards to the wall to hit or write the on a dry erase board, if yours is large enough.
Steps: What skill does your child need to review? Here are some suggestions:
- Letter review
- Capital or lower case matching
- Number identification
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, etc
Write what your child is reviewing on a few cups.
Toddlers and PreK: Call out an items ("Find the letter Bb," "Which letter says /b/?" ). Because aim can be really off at the younger ages (and because they always need the exercise) have them run to touch the correct cup first before attempting to shoot or throw at the correct cup. That way you can be sure they knew the answer.
I didn't do that the first time.
Older kids can use flashcards, clues, or anything your creative mind can come up with! Put items to count on a card, have them count it, call out the answer (or check the back of the index card for the correct answer), and then shoot! Show them a capital letter and have them match it to the correct matching lower case. The list goes on and on....