Dance and Learn - Musical Letters

November 06,2011
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald( )

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

You are probably familiar with musical chairs, the game where you scramble for a coveted seat as the music stops knowing there will be one fewer seat available each time. Well games like that are generally torture to play with preschoolers or toddlers like my daughter for good reason, it's no fun.

This is in the same genre, but with more learning and less feeling left out.

You will need some painter's tape and hula hoops although you could just have the kids touch thr letter to be "safe".

Make some letters out of the tape on your floor.

Place the hoops around them.

Put on some music- have your kids dance dance dance like crazy until the music stops and you call out a letter.

If they touch the letter they are safe.

My daughter is not letter savy yet but understood she needed to get in a hoop when the music stopped. My son guided her to the correct letter after she ended up on the H and she was not so appreciative.

Best part about using tape is if the game is going well you can switch up the letters into new ones just by peeling and re-sticking the tape.

Fun, exercise and letter recognition all in one!