Sunday, May 17, 2009

Word Games

We at one time had two sets of alphabet magnets, with one of each letter in each set.

Very few letters remain.

I keep them in a tupperware in the kitchen cabinet and pull them out when Jack is bored, or when I'm cooking and he needs something to entertain himself. 

The usual way we play with them is that I put them all on the fridge, saying each letter (and sometimes the color).  Then I put together simple words and just talk about the nothing-type of things that moms talk about with their children who can't talk back.  Then, after about two seconds Jack eagerly swings at the letters, knocking them off the magnetic surface. Sometimes he tries to stick them back on, sometimes he just slides them under the fridge (hence the limited letter options), and a lot of time he piles them back in the tupperware to be dumped out again and again.  

So here is my challenge to you: How many words can you make with our limited magnets? The longest word gets a gold star! The person with the most words will also get a gold star!

Here are your letters:


Your vowels: 

Your blue and green consonants: 


Your yellow, red, orange and pink consonants: 


And, if you don't have any moral objections about lying to a 14-month old, you may also use the two sevens upside down as "L."


Ready?  Let the game begin!

Remember, gold stars are on the line people!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

foam foal
grin foul
pout sax
moat prom
most dunk
mist pull
groan
soul
mold
fold

I didn't include 3 letter words. And that's about all I can see for now.

Jason, Allison and Elliott said...

said, grain, axis, mass, mast, plunk, moss, fist, plant, grunt, grant, flint, kiss, gain, fast, pill, loom, saint, wait, plait, plain, full, fill, fall, sill, kill, grill, mill, will, soil, toil, foil, moist,

And I know it doesn't count for scrabble rules but my longest word is a name:
Grissom

Emily said...

Wow, guys! I'm impressed!

emilyruth said...

oh! i want to play!
but i don't have time right now!
when is the deadline?

Emily said...
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Ellery said...

moss
mass
massing
grass
fuss
fussing
puss
pull
pulling
pulls
gull
gulls
mull
mulls
mulling
mill
mills
gill
gills
sill
sills
will
wills
wall
walls
walling
fill
fills
full
fall
falls
falling
mall
malls
grog
mugs
rugs
tugs
plug
plugs
plus
prom
proms
grown
groad
groans
sows
tows
plows
mix
fix
six
sow
tow
tug
rug
mug
spit
spits
wigs
wig
rig
rigs
dig
digs
fig
figs
soul
souls
roll
rolls
rolling
growling
growl
fowl
foul
fouls
fouling
mail
mails
sail
sails
tail
tails
pail
pails
fail
fails
wail
wails
work
working
muff
gruff
muffs
muffing
muss
mussing
volt
rousing
dousing
plot
plots
flows
float
floating
gloat
gloats
gloating
floats
tops
mops
sops
top
mop
sop
mousing
faxing
fax
tax
taxing


I especially like that you can get wails, groans, growls and fuss. Those would have come in handing for your bad day!

Sarah said...

Ellery sure found a lot of words! I'm embarrassed about the few words I found now. :)

emilyruth said...

umm
nevermind.

:)

Emily said...

Mom, I can just picture your smug face as you type word after word, knowing that you will win the gold star. You little wordsmith!

Gold Star to Sarah for first to reply!

God Star to Allison for using a name from one of my favorite shows, even though Grissom is no longer a character. Gold Star anyway!

I'm going Gold Star Crazy around here and giving Emily Ruth a star for here cute blog-pick. What a smile!

Emily said...

That was supposed to say blog-pic, as in picture. Sorry for the confusion.