We played an impromptu reading game the other day that both of the kids really loved. And that is really saying something because Little Bean doesn't usually get too excited over reading games. :)
If you remember, Miss O has recently started showing an interest in reading, so we are working our way through 100 Lessons. She is on lesson 31 now. She is doing great! And she is very motivated to read, much more so than Little Bean has ever been. She loves to read her Bob books and gets excited that she is able to read different ones as her reading skills are strengthened. She also does a lot of environmental reading. Earlier in the week is she noticed some words on a medicine schedule on our fridge and attempted to sound them out. Then she went over to a Home Depot box we have filled with scrap paper and was trying to read the packing label. This sparked an idea in my head for an easy little reading game.
I used some sentence/word strips and wrote out some simple words in pink marker for her. Then I taped them in various places around the house. She and Little Bean both got very excited as they raced around the house sounding out the different words. Of course, all the words were way too easy for Little Bean, so he asked if I would make some for him. I used a blue marker for his words.
They both really loved this game, and I will leave the cards out for a while so that they have more chances to practice their reading. :)