Ready, Set, Go for today’s August Alphabet Challenge! It’s our ‘R’ day and we are revving up this day with bunches of fun activities! Please don’t forget to share the fun you are having with your kids as you work through this challenge with us! We are quickly racing toward the finish line so keep up the good work, Mom!
- Build a robot out of blocks! My boys were so proud of the robot they built with Daddy! (You could also tell they were thrilled he took time to build with them!)
- Hold your own rock concert! My boys love to get out their toy guitars, drum, and musical instruments, and sing (loudly). They dance and parade around the room rockin’ out! (They even did this act at our chiropractor and were deemed to be the next boy band!)
- Roll down a hill.
- Make rainbow bottles. You’ll be filling a bottle with different densities of colored liquid. Take oil, water, and alcohol and color each one with a different color of food coloring. Then pour them into the bottle (oil first, then water, then alcohol). Let your children play and observe!
- Have your child help with recycling. They can help you sort your recycled goods or they can help take the recycling bin to/from the curb for pickup. Talk about the importance of recycling and get them excited about it!
Books: “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter
Coloring Page: Letter R coloring page
- Make a life-size cardboard box robot to fit your child! Find a box big enough for your child to fit in. Cut a head hole in the bottom of the box and arm holes in the sides of the box. Let your child decorate the box to look like a robot and let them play!
- Make painted rock monster magnets. I love this idea found at FreeKidsCrafts!
- Make a rainbow using Fruit Loops! Since there are only 5 colors of O’s, draw 5 arched lines with a coordinating marker color on a piece of paper. (I traced around a plate for my first line then spaced out the other 4 lines the width of an O.) I then ran a thin line of glue over the marker line (we did this one line at a time) and the boys lined their O’s up on the glue line. Once the rainbow is finished, complete the picture by adding cotton ball clouds at the rainbow’s ends. (I did this with 4 kids all 5 and under! They LOVED it!)
Food: Radishes, raisins, Raisin Bran, Ramen noodles, ranch dressing, raspberries, ratatouille, ravioli, red beans, relish, reuben sandwich, rhubarb, ribs, rice, Rice Krispies, roast beef, rolls
Rhyme: Rain, Rain, Go Away
Song: Ring Around the Rosie
- ‘R’ sound: robot, rocket, race car, ramp, random, roll, rock, rhythm, rainforest, rat, raccoon, reptile, rooster, rabbit, reindeer, rainbow, roller skates, red, recycle, reduce, reuse, rain, rub, roof, root, relax, room, restroom, rude, ruffle, redo, ripple, raisins
Also, see my Pinterest board on “Letter Activities” for more ideas!
Remember… every time you leave a comment about more creative ways to have letter fun or when you share your family’s activities, you will be entered into the August Back-to-School Contest (ABC)! Tuesday, September 3rd, I will draw out one lucky reader to receive a Back-to-School Basket for you and your child to enjoy!
Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down.