I know all teachers can relate.
Where this one came from I have NO clue. ZIP. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA.
It started with a hippo and then sent my OCD brain to find this.
BTW- Most of my kiddos have never played this.
Meet Mr. Hungry Hippo.
He gobbles up letters when they get in his way. =)
Here is how you can play Hungry, Hungry Hippos with letters:
*Buy the game or just print the hippo cards and use magnetic letters.
*Write each letter of the alphabet on a marble. You will need a few extra marbles. I already have some but you can buy them at a Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, or a craft store.
*Play the game. After all of the letters have been captured, take the letters (marbles) and place them on the letter cards.
*Use the sentence stems to talk about the letters and letter sounds. This is a great opportunity for your ELL kiddos to develop language and for all of your kiddos to start learning how to speak in complete sentences.
I will be playing this with a small group because I don't trust a Firstie to keep marbles out of their mouth, ears, or nose no matter how many times we talk about being safe!
I would love for you to grab some Hippo fun!
I'll be back soon with Conscious Discipline and a GROOVY Pete the Cat giveaway that you won't want to miss! =)
I would LOVE for you to leave me a heart note and let me know what you think. Please let me know if you have any questions. =)
From My Heart to Yours,