Do you have a child who is learning to spell or needing practice spelling? Here's a fun way to accomplish this outside, while getting some exercise, too! This idea from Family Fun magazine lets kids practice spelling by bouncing a ball on a telephone keypad with numbers and letters written in chalk on a driveway, sidewalk or playground.
Bounce Messaging Learning Game:
This looks like a fun game. I also immediately thought that this game, with its telephone keypad look, could give kids a good practice run on their future text messaging skills (lol) , but a coworker reminded me that with the advent of so many smart phones with keyboards, texting will be looking different to many kids.