crafts with kiddos: flashcards

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with Thing 1 and Thing 2. I am happy to report that Thing 1 loves the cd I made for him. He particularly likes Sleepyhead by Passion Pit. He also car-dances like a real weirdo. Oh, I’m so proud.

After we got back to my parents’ house I wanted to entertain them until it was time for dinner. They’re both in school now and they seem to like to learn (they better!), so I thought we’d do a spelling project.

You need index cards, glue (I prefer glue sticks), magazines, a hole-punch and some string.

flash cards

1. Have your kiddos cut pictures out of the magazines. If they’re about the age of Things 1 and 2, then they know how to spell some words, sort of think they know how to spell others and are completely blank on a lot. I encouraged them to find pictures of things they didn’t already know how to spell, but it’s good to have a mix of easy and hard ones for the ole self-confidence.

animal flashcards

2. Glue your pictures to index cards and write the words on the back. Just writing the words on the flashcards is a learning opportunity.

baby turtle flashcard turtle flashcard

3. Punch a hole in the top and tie them together with string or ribbon. Now they’re good to go and you can take them anywhere. They’ll be learnin’ all over the place!

spelling flashcards 
In case flashcards don’t drive you crazy, look what else we made:

whoopie pies 



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