Friday, February 18, 2011

Rooms Of The House

I realised recently that although they are words we use all the time, Bubble doesn't know all of the 'labels' for the rooms of the house. She knows where the bathroom is, but when asked to go to the loungeroom or even her own room from another room she was just guessing and didn't really understand where she was meant to go.
The 'rooms of the house' dice game that we played today was great for teaching her those labels, working on her gross motor skills and was also heaps of fun - even Squeak loved this one and she's been a tough customer to please since her molars started cutting through! :-)

WE USED:

* two cube blocks (or large sized dice)
* small label stickers
* pen/marker

We used plain wooden building blocks to make some dice, one for 'rooms of the house' one for 'actions'. I cut small labels to size to write each word onto and adhere to each side of the dice.

Rooms of the house dice:
loungeroom
bathroom
kitchen
Mum and Dad's room
Bubble and Squeak's room
hallway

Action dice:
skip
run
dance
hop
roll
spin

We took turns to roll the dice and had to run to the right room and do the action for one minute.


4 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Great way to get some extra exercise in, too =)

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  2. Great activity.. but the spinning one I don't know if I could do..dizzy dizzy dizzy I would probably fall over..
    It's a great idea and a fun way for little ones to learn..
    Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

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  3. This idea is FANTASTIC.

    We have a similar problem with the kids confusing the kitchen table and the kitchen bench. So this game would really help.
    Plus would be good for times when little people are restless.

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  4. What a clever idea! Love the simplicity of it and the teaching that goes along with playing this game. I will be doing this in my home today! Thanks!

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