Scramble and Unscramble Letters: A learn to spell my name game

Scrambling the letters of my name Z man is using our letter cards to help him learn how to spell his name. He is also all boy. This is a fun game that we created to let him jump and learn at the same time! We play several different learning games with our Letter Cards, many of them are featured in our Activity-A-Day calendar. All you need is cardstock and a marker. The bigger the better! To help the cards not slide, we glued a small strip of drawer liner to the back of them. This means that the kids can jump onto the cards and they won’t slide away. Do you have carpet? Let me know if you have a solution that works on carpet.

Games we play with our letter cards: Jumping on name letters

  • Scramble and Unscramble. You give your child the letters they need to create the word and they have to put them into the correct order.
  • Hopscotch. Make a hopscotch pattern with the letters and ask your child to jump/hop up to a certain letter.
  • Jumping. Tell your child a word and they have to jump to the letters in the order that the word would be spelled.
  • Word Hunt. Put a collection of letters on the floor and your child has to create as many words as they can from the cards they see.


Do you play any “physical” learning games?  How do you encourage your boys to learn?  Tell me about it in the comments.

About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).