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Setting Up Scarecrow Game
I loved playing this game when I was a child – picking up a long word and then competing with a friend or a parent to see who can think of more words that can be made out of the letters of this word. I thought that for our scarecrow game we could add a bit of fun by drawing one part of a scarecrow each time we came up with a new word. I prepared this simple “make a scarecrow” printable for us to use in a game, but our printer broke down, and we just used blank sheet of paper and letters from our Bananagrams game.
Playing a Scarecrow Game
Smarty really enjoyed playing this game. It tickled her competitive bone, and she wanted to draw a very detailed scarecrow. Normally, this game is played with each player writing their own list in private and then comparing the lists, but we chose to play it by taking turns with the objective to find the word that was not used before. eventually, we tied with 19 words each, 38 words total. I noticed that Smarty was a lot more fluid with this game than when we tried it in the first grade. These kind of games can be great boredom busters while waiting in the restaurants as well, and I think we will be playing it more often now.
Teach Second GradeHere are more ideas from my fellow bloggers for Scarecrow theme:
- Free Scarecrow Expanded Form Memory Game from Life Over C's
- Scarecrow Syllables for Second Grade from Look! We're Learning!
- Make a Scarecrow Literacy Game from Planet Smarty Pants
- Scarecrow Measures from Crafty Kids at Home
- Scarecrow Silhouette Art Project from School Time Snippets
- Scarecrow Compound Word Match Game from Creative Family Fun
- Scarecrow Place Value Math from Sugar Aunts
- Scarecrow Craft with Landscape from Sallie Borrink Learning