ENVIRONMENTAL PRINT – WHAT IS IT?
Environmental print is everywhere! Show any young child a picture of these labels: McDonald’s, Chickfila (mmmmm), Toys R Us, or Frozen and most will be able to read it. Identifiable logos help build emergent literacy skills and provide young children with an “I Can Read” confidence. Turning these logos into games is a wonderful way to learn and play.
- 4×6 dollar store album (Dollar Tree)
- 3×5 index cards or heavier paper like card stock
- Duplicate labels of your child’s favorite things to eat, play, shop
- Glue or glue stick
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING GAME
- Open the photo album in half.
- Cut along the seams on both sides.
- Remove the album sheets.
- Glue labels to cards.
- Let dry.
- Place a star stick on the top side of the photo album pages.
- Place cards in photo album sleeves.
- Place the Go card in the top slit of the photo album.
- Place a logo card on the back side (for example – the Juicy Juice).
- Place the same logo on the top slit of the next photo album page (Juicy Juice).
- Continue placing cards in the photo album pages.
- The back side of the last page should have stop on it signifying the game is over.
DIRECTIONS FOR PLAYING GAME
This game can be played individually or in partners.
- Mix up the cards.
- Lay the cards on a table of the floor with the star facing up.
- First child picks up the “Go” card.
- 1st child turns over the card and reads the label.
- “I see Juicy Juice.”
- 1st child asks 2nd child to find the Juicy Juice.
- “Where is the Juicy Juice?”
- 2nd child picks up the Juicy Juice and says, “I see the Juicy Juice.”
- 2nd child turns the card over and says, “Where is the . . . “
- Play continues until the last child reads the stop sign card.
Since the cards are inserted in a removable album sheet, the cards can be mixed up in any order to change the game.
To see a video of children playing a shape game like this click HERE.
Here are some links to other games using the same rules but with different objectives.
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