FLASHCARDS?? What's so fun about drilling with flashcards? It seems so monotonous...institutionalized. Isn't that what we are trying to avoid by homeschooling our children?
YEP! I wholeheartedly agree. I have no desire to tediously drill a stack of flashcards while my child rattles off answers like a monotone robot. But, that doesn't mean that flashcards and repetitive drill have NO PLACE in my homeschool. On the contrary, I use flashcards all the time. In fact, I have an entire basket and a huge dresser drawer overflowing with them!
My excessive flashcard collection has become my primary resource for adding some JAZZ to our math and phonics review. They are the perfect addition to a fun review game or activity.
I'll admit, it can sometimes be difficult to provide a review GAME as a homeschooler when you only have a classroom roster of ONE. Over the next five days, I will be sharing a few of my favorite activities for Adding Some FLASH to Flashcard Review.
Day One: Secret Code
Day Two: I Spy
Day Three: Right in a Row
Day Four: Beat the Clock
Day Five: Double Review with a Game Board
Need more game ideas? Be sure to check out these others.
Double Review Bingo
Egg Carton Scramble
Repurposed Math Review
5 Days of "Unschooling": Math