Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

Many children learn through movement. In fact, many times you will not be able to stop your child from wiggling and moving. Take advantage of that energy while building in a little alphabet knowledge.

  • outdoor chalk

Step 1: Draw a large square on the sidewalk and divide it into four parts. Write uppercase letters in each of the squares; using letters from your child’s first name is a good place to start. 

Step 2: Show your child how to toss a bean bag in one of the squares.

Step 3:  Then ask her to hop or jump to that letter.

Step 4: After your child reaches the letter, ask her to tell you the letter name. If she does not answer within a few seconds, tell her the answer. 

Step 5: Continue with the remaining letters.   

Use just two letters and repeat them both twice.  

Name a letter and ask your child to hop to that letter.