You know, it's the one where you:
Recite a long list of items and then add one, alphabetically, for the next player to remember.
Like this:"I went to the zoo and I saw an anteater, a bear, a crocodile, a deer, an elephant and ... a ferret!"
Five ways to tweak it:
- To focus on vocabulary, do the reciting yourself and just have your child add a word each time.
- To focus on memory, have the child recite the long string of items while you provide the next selection.
- To focus on phonics, have the destination and every one of the items endlessly added all start with the same sound: "I went to Kansas and I brought candy, Christmas cards, kittens, catalogs ..."
- To focus on articulation, pick a sound to target and then make the destination and every one of the items endlessly added all start with that sound: "I went to the supermarket, and I bought soda, celery, sandwiches, steak, strawberries ..."
- To focus on alphabet, change the destination each round and come up with a place and three items that start with the same letter; next player has to come up with the same for the next letter: "I went to Alaska and brought an ax, an atlas and an anteater." "I went to Boston and I brought books, bottles and band-aids." "I went to Cancun and I brought carrots, cupcakes and cola."
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