Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Word to Your Mother

Thank's to my blogging buddy and commiserating MoM (Mother of Multiples) Kate who did this on her blog, I was introduced to the world of Wordle! They are cute ways to create 'word clouds'.

Something I've always done with the girls is at random times and in random places I write something like "The Top 10 Reasons I Love Skye". Sometimes I put it in their lunch box or slip it on their pillow. We have a huge white board up in the loft and that's where I wrote them last month. In return, this time they each wrote "The top 10 reasons I love Mommy". It was nice to read what they think too!

So for my word clouds, I came up with 15 descriptive words to describe each of the kids and created the below Wordles. I then printed one out to show Lexi and Skye and turned it into a game. I printed out a list of the 60 descriptive words (15 for each of them) and asked them to put the name of who they thought I was describing for each one. Whoever got the most right was going to get a prize! So Skye won the first round by a pretty large margin. I then gave them another chance and had them change their answers to the ones that were wrong. Lexi did better during that round. So they both got "stay up late" and "no chores today" passes and they were real happy about that!

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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

What a great idea Kristen! You are such a fun mommy!!!!! I need to make one of those too! They are really cute! How fun for you to give the girls a 'pass' for the day!