Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pass the Purse


Identifying initial sounds comes easy for some, but it can be difficult for others.  We play a little game called "Pass the Purse" to work on this skill.  It is kind of like Hot Potato, and the kids love it because they get to sing too!

We start by sitting in a circle.  I put a lot of small objects/toys in a bag (our purse) like a cat, dog, pen, frog, glasses, monkey, tiger, etc.  Then we start singing, "Pass, pass, pass, the purse, pass it round and round.  We're looking for a special sound and look at what we've found!"  The purse is passed while we are singing, and the person who has the purse when the song stops gets to pick out an object.  He or she will tell us the initial sound the object's name makes and letter that makes that sound.  Then we start again! :0)


The kids love this game, and it keeps everyone very engaged!  There are many other ways you can use this simple song to activate learning.  Click on the link below to hear the song on YouTube.


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"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge." Proverbs 18:15


10 comments:

  1. I found your blog because Charlotte boo'd you. I'm now your newest follower. Come on over and join the party by booing 3 of your favorite blogs. :-)

    Cynthia
    2nd Grade Pad

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  2. Hello Faith,

    You have been "Boo'd" at my blog for a Halloween Linky Party. I recommended your blog to my followers.:) I see Cynthia has already been here. She started this linky party.

    Charlotte
    www.cathedralkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  3. I saw your post on the TBTS Facebook page, and now I'm your newest follower! I love the pass the purse idea, as well as your blog name! All the best to you! Lauren Teacher Mom of 3

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    1. Thank you Lauren! :0). I have 3 as well!

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  4. Hi Faith, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Mom’s Library Link-up.

    I'm not a teacher, but I do love this idea! For a while I was tutoring kids with a program called Reading Assist, and this would have been a great activity to use with them!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! My kids just love this game. I think it is the element of surprise! :0) Sometimes I think it is a funny farm in my classroom. Love your blog name! lol

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  5. What a great activities to learn letter sounds! I love it because it is so simple. You could even put flashcards in there too. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library! I am a new follower.

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    1. Thanks so much! Great idea. You should check out these two blog posts using flash cards!!

      Be the Word
      http://kindergartenfaith.blogspot.com/2013/01/be-word-literacy-game.html

      Does My Letter Say.....?
      http://kindergartenfaith.blogspot.com/2012/09/does-my-letter-say.html

      Thanks :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing at mom's library last week! I featured you so hop on over and grab a button if you like! I love your teaching ideas! I also pinned you on our mom's library pinterest board. would love for you to link up again!

    http://chickenbabies.blogspot.com/2013/01/moms-library-link-up-7.html

    Thanks!

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  7. Thanks so much Erin!! Heading your way! :0)

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