Any excuse to buy candy at the holidays, right?
Silver Bells Memory Game!
I found this game years ago on Pinterest here, and I have always tried to remember not to eat the entire bag of silver Hershey Kisses before I had a chance to play it. Lo and behold, this was the year! All it took was to play the game the second we got home from the store, and we had success! Here’s how you play:
I wrote matching upper and lower case letters on the bottom of our “silver bells,” to spell out the letters in the kids’ names. You could also do the words “Christmas” or “Happy New Year” if you are so inclined. The goal is to choose a “bell,” then find its corresponding upper or lower case letter, remembering which letters are where, as in the game Memory.
They’re so cute! I must eat them!
My original intention was to play with Little H to help her letter recognition (sugar with a dash of literacy!) but she was incapable of restraining herself from eating the candy. So, like Cindy Lou Who, I gave her a treat, patted her head, and sent her on her merry way.
The big kids were much more patient since they know the drill. Do whatever crazy thing Mom asks for her blog, allow her to take really random photographs of us and the things we are playing with, then get rewarded with candy. They’re savvy, those school-aged kids.
Whether they initially thought it was silly or not, they both had a lot of fun playing the game, matching the upper and lower case letters together, and spelling out words. They especially liked finding the letters of their names.
This holiday season I condone tricking kids into learning, one kiss at a time!