What do you do with an empty chocolate box?
I was looking at the empty chocolate box (disclaimer: I did not eat all of it!), thinking of ways to recycle it, when a friend commented that he used to play a game with his son to get him to do homework. Bingo! (pun not intended)
Modification of the box was simple. I pasted plain letter stickers – one on each compartment. There were more than 26, so I pasted coloured stars on the remaining empty spaces.
Using the box – Games I play with G
1- Match the letters (upper/lower cases) – I used his magnetic letters here.
2- Match the objects to its beginning letter (I used 3D erasers and other small objects that would fit into the compartments).
3- Roll a ball and practice phonics sounds.
Using the box with C
With C, I use the box as a fun way for her to do work (bingo-style)
1- Roll a ball. Name and spell 5 words that start with that letter. If it lands on a colour, she has to name 5 objects of that colour (Vocabulary/spelling)
2- Roll it twice, and name 5 words that contain the 2 letters (if it lands on a colour and letter: name objects of that colour starting with that letter)
3 – Alternatively, prepare a list of 26 spelling words/maths questions/chores – and select by rolling a ball.
There are multiple possibilities! C enjoys rolling the ball to find out what she has to do. She doesn’t realise that her mother is sneaking work into the game 😉
How would you use an empty chocolate box?