Kids love to erase and they love to play games. So, here is a super simple game where you kids can erase while practicing their rhyming skills. All you need is something to write with, something to write on and something to erase with. I used a white board in the examples below, but a chalk board or even a piece of paper will works as well. This is a great game to play while waiting for an appointment or for you meal to arrive when eating out.
Erase a Rhyme
Say a word that rhymes with one of the pictures on your board. For example, “It isn’t a frog, it is a __________.” Your child figures out the picture word that rhymes with frog is “dog” and he erases it from the board. Or, “I like to look at a ________.” and your child erases the picture word “book.”
Try These Other Erase a Rhyme Ideas too:
Match a Rhyme: Instead of using words, show your child an object or a picture that rhymes with one of the picture words on their board. For example, you might show your child a “mug” and he has to figure out that “mug” rhymes with “bug.”
Role Reverse: Have your child draw the pictures on the board, make the clues and you erase the rhyme!
Other Erase a ________ Games:
Letter or Number Recognition: Write letters or numbers on the board. Read them off one at a time and have your child erase as you go.
Sight Words: Write your child’s sight words on the board and have him erase them as you read them.
Math Problems: Write either an answer to a math problem or the problem itself. Then read of an answer and have your child figure out the problem or read the problem and have them erase the answer.
Erase a Color Word: Write color words on the board and have your child erase them as you say the word or show an object of that color.
I was playing these games with my older son and my younger son (3 yo) really wanted to play too. So, I adapted a few rounds for the younger crew. Here is what I did with him.
Erase a Face: I drew 3 different faces each with a different emotion and asked him to erase a happy face, a sad face and a mad face.
Erase an Animal: Same as above but with animals.
The possibilities are really endless with the Erase a ________ Game. So be creative! Have fun! And come back and share!
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