An Old-Fashioned Game: First and Last Letter
Word games were a main means of entertainment for school children in the 1800s, so I’d like to wrap up this little series on schools by inviting you to participate in an old fashion schoolhouse game.
I will give you two letters. For example: “t” and “k” Your job is to come up with a list of words that start with “t” and end with “k.” Like: truck, tank, track, trek, trunk, tuck, think, thank…
Once the pupils had written down all the words they could come up with they would compare lists. They would cross out any words that the other students had come up with as well. Once everyone had compared their words they would count up all the words they had remaining on their list that no one had named and earn a point for each word. Students would typically play until one person reached a predetermined amount of points, and won.
So, no cheating now, create your list of words then leave them in the comments section! Let’s see who will be “Word Champ.”
Your letters: “p” and “e.” — Good luck!
And the Damsels wish all of you a Happy New Year! May 2010 be great for you!