What Comes Next? – Take turns putting cards in alphabetical order while packing Grandma’s trunk. Add a variation by identifying vocabulary words pictured on the cards. Kids learn phonetic letter sounds.
Memory Time – Take turns repeating the sequence of the cards in the trunk orally while packing Grandma’s trunk. Fun for younger multiple players, or class, chant the list together as they’re packed. Add challenges for other players to remember them in order and build vocabulary and thinking skills by identifying the kind of item that gets packed next.
Letter Sequence Memory – Everyone gets cards dealt to them. Then take turns packing Grandma’s trunk in alphabetical order, repeating what is already in the trunk. Add challenges to other players to remember them all – in alphabetical order.
Grandma’s Riddles – Everyone gets cards dealt to them. Listen to the riddle and then race to see who has the card to answer it by using logical thinking skills. Add a variation by having all children stand who have a card that answers the clue, and narrow the answer down until one child is left standing, much like the game of Clue.
Grandma’s Adventures – Put all the letter cards in the trunk. Then, taking turns, each child takes out a card to create a cooperative, cumulative story.
The ways this game can be played are numerous and are ideal for playing with a single child or an entire classroom in ways that are fun, engaging and educational. Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game is a wonderful way for kids to learn their ABC’s, sequencing, storytelling, logic, and lots more.