August 25, 2009
I found these Movement Cards at The Home Teacher and love them! There are 3 different sets you can choose from to print out. I chose this set because I liked that it had one movement for each letter of the alphabet, the pictures really went with each movement (so hopefully one day B can play it on his own), and I could picture myself doing most of the movements with B.
How to Play: Print and cut out the cards. Put the cards into the bucket and take turns drawing a card out and doing that movement. (We don't have a winner at our house but we do keep the cards that we pick in our own piles which is a big deal.)
Confession: I must confess that when I printed these I pictured myself bringing them out during that time of day when B is totally bouncing off the wall (oooh around 4:00). I thought the structure of the game would help me keep my sanity and the movements would still allow him to use his energy. It didn't go as planned. =) I would suggest playing the game during a time of day that your child can focus on the movements and the actual game. Then, during that crazy time of day, maybe he/she can play it by themselves and then 500 leg kicks won't bother you as much. =)
Here are the three different sets of Movement Cards that I found at The Home Teacher: