Alphabet Board- What I didn’t expect…

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As we have four children, we needed to create and construct something that they could all help with and get excited about together. This worked!!

We have a chalkboard in our kitchen, which is our menu board for the week. This now doubles as our “word of the day board”.

I made cards, simple flash cards on paper, nothing fancy, and wrote this sentence on each…

 “Today wake up and be ….”

Each day it is a new alphabet letter. We started and went in order A-Z the first time through. It has become a game to see “Mommy what is the letter of the day?” With excitement they enter the kitchen and help me flip over the letter.

Once it is revealed we talk about what that word means and give examples.

Inevitably (and surprising to us) what has happened is, it has become a game to see how many ways each child can demonstrate that word.

At the end of the day- “Mommy I did 5 ____________ things today”…. or “ Daddy I did 83 _________ things”. Even though a slight exaggeration may occur, it still is fun to see.

They get the idea with enthusiasm.

Try it out and see. Here are the A-Z words we used as a guide. Maybe you have your own you would like to try. We are going to go through the alphabet again creating a different word for each letter.

I am excited to hear how it works for you- leave me a comment below.

  • Awesome
  • Beautiful
  • Caring
  • Different
  • Excited
  • Funny
  • Great
  • Happy
  • Inspired
  • Jolly
  • Kind
  • Listener
  • Magical
  • Nice
  • Outstanding
  • Polite
  • Quite Super
  • Really YOU
  • Superstar
  • Terrific
  • Understanding
  • Very Good Leader
  • Wildly Fabulous
  • eXample to others
  • YOU
  • The best just be cuZ

In health and happiness,
Dr. Laura

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