So, you know those foam letter puzzle floor covering things that you buy to keep your floor covered but then your tot figures out how to rip them up and you shove them in a drawer and they just take up space?
Well, turns out, my 2 year-old LOVES them now. We take about 9-12 pieces, put them together and then play games with them (even just putting them together is great).
You can play "letter stomp" where you say a letter and your child has to find it and stand/jump on it.
When they get older, you can ask them to find you something that starts with a particular letter and then put it on that spot. Great for transitioning from flash cards to actual items.
AND, you can play a modified Twister – like "left hand on C, right foot on D."
I imagine the possibilities are endless. I'm just happy they're not sitting unused in the drawer.