Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday wonders - A

A is for Alphabet.  Why didn't I think of this one sooner?

I love fridge magnets.  I used to have a huge collection of them on my fridge.  You know it's such a chore to take them all down and clean the fridge door.  So, you can guess what doesn't happen...and the next consequence?  No magnets at all.  But I became a fan of those instant poetry magnetic word sets.  They could be a great hit at family gatherings because everyone ends up in the kitchen sooner or later. But I'm also  cheap thrifty and figured we could make something even more fun.

 So, we found some old Scrabble games, a bottle of glue and some magnet tape.   Using the letters of our grandkids' names, we had our own word game.  It started off a bit slow but it got better as new kids came into our lives - more letters to play with.  There were various challenges: using up all the letters to make a coherent sentence was one for the adults.  But the kids learned to spell, too, and had their own little fun with the letters.  My all-time favorite sentence was: "Ale rocks ya brain".  There have been some definite literary liberties taken along the way to greatness.

Now, it's time to pull out the letter box again and fill in the latest name.   Gabby needs her name to be added to the roll call. That'll give us a little letter boost.

And, by now, you've all realized that I am addicted to this alphabet thing on a Sunday, too.  I began this little ritual in March of 2009.  There are two rounds of the alphabet in a year.  I have gone round the letters five times since then.  This time around, I want to look back on some of my favorites, perhaps updating, or adding to, my earlier thoughts.


Anonymous said...

I have a couple of sets of the words, one with knitting words and the other basic set.

Ginny said...

This is SUCH a cool idea!!! The ones in your first picture, I have never seen or heard of them. But you have made your own that are even better!!! Going on a computer vacation, see you on Thursday!

Rudee said...

I've graduated from cluttered fridge to pristine and I kind of like the neat and tidy look. I do like the idea of the kid's names being up there in scrabble pieces, however, I'll have to wait awhile for grandbabies. I'd wallpaper my pristine fridge for them.


What a clever idea!!!! I will have to go garage saling and look for letters!

EmptyNester said...

What a great idea! Too bad I have no room on my fridge. LOL

Farm Girl said...

I like the scrabble letters on the fridge. My daughter was just saying she wanted some letters for the fridge. All I could think of was those Alphabet letters little kids have. That would be so much nicer.
Will you get more snow this weekend?
We are having fog. It is cold I might try some snow for awhile.
Have a great week.


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