Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Teaching Left and Right

This is a fun way to reinforce the directions of left and right. First, you make two cards with left and right on them. Add arrows to help give the child a visual. Then write "heads" on one card and "tails" on the other.

Now take a quarter and head out on a walk.  At each intersection let a child flip the quarter.  If you get heads you go left, or tails you go right. 

Then off you go on an adventurous walk. Who knows where you will end up? Our neighborhood is filled with hills, so we got a real workout, besides reviewing our lefts and rights.

The kids loved the mystery of not knowing which way we would turn at each intersection. This was a great way to add some intrigue into the same old neighborhood walk.



  1. Honey, You never cease to amaze me with your ingenuity! My grandchildren are so fortunate. Love, Your Mom

  2. I love how you always make learning a adventure! I have been wanting to comment and I hope to get more chances today. You are well thought of.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    In Him<><

  3. I agree with your mom! :) What a great idea. We have a tough time with remembering left and right, and seem to need frequent reminders. What a fun way to learn!

  4. How cleaver! What a wonderful adventure. I am tucking this idea away for grandkids and bible games at church.

  5. I agree with your mom too! Love this idea. We have so many cul-de-sacs in our neighborhood though that we may end up doing a lot of backtracking. Still sounds like fun though!