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Letter Twist!

September 17, 2017Rabbit Ideas

Little is an active child. He is full of energy and is not a fan of sitting down to learn letters. In educational terms, he seems to be a kinaesthetic learner (although I think it is too early yet to label him as such for life- time will tell!). So, to make sure that he is given opportunities to learn new skills, we have to be creative in how we approach it.


This week we invented a new game which seems to be popular and successful in terms of outcome, too!

Letter Twist: A simple set up, adding lower case letters to the spots. When I twist the spinner, I ask him to put a body part (not just hands and feet round here!) onto a letter. To make this more specific, you could use only the first batch of letters in the phonetic alphabet and mirror which ones they are being tough in a childcare setting, too. We were not that organised, and just set up some random high-frequency letters.


We’re just getting the hang of letters so “h-h-horsey, f-f-fish, l-l-lion, etc.” works quite well. Also, at this stage, if I jumbled the letters up, he would be flummoxed. So, we keep it simple, repeat often, and yes, he really is getting it!

Have you got an active game to help young learners with their letters? I’d love to see your ideas- please share and tag Rabbit Ideas on social media!

Letter twist

Burnished Chaos
The Pramshed
Mission Mindfulness


Comments (7)

  • twotinyhands

    September 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    What a lovely idea! My 2 year old is taking in an interest in what letters are but think this would blow his mind right now but it’s worth putting it in the memory bank for another day! He likes numbers more… not played twister in years!

    ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    1. rabbitideas

      September 22, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Great- yes, stash the ideas away- we’re also on pinterest if that’s an easy way to save the link? Thank you for the comment 🙂

  • Kitty

    September 21, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    How creative!

  • The Pramshed

    September 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    This is a brilliant idea and so inventive, plus fun too! I would have just perserved with a book and learning that way, but it just goes to show that there are so many learning techniques out there. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    1. rabbitideas

      September 27, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Many ways to get to the same result! Thank you for the comment 🙂

  • Hayley @Mission: Mindfulness

    September 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    What a great idea – I think my eldest would have loved this way of learning his letters and am sure it will work really well in a year or so with the girls. Thanks for sharing on #thesatsesh xx

    1. rabbitideas

      September 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Thank you!

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