Monday, January 28, 2008

Hink Pinks and Other Nonsense

So I'm winding down the evening, wondering what my next post will be, knowing I've been really busy and throwing lots of default stuff out for y'all (mea culpa!), and my inbox lights up with a new email from Mom Blogs! They asked me to post about this fun puzzle site, so I pop over and - lo and behold! - I like it. The very first link I click is Commonymns. Check it out: What do these three things have in common? A Ball - A Fish - A Cold. They can all be caught! I know, that's easy, but it's the first one and they get tougher.

Can I just tell you that when I was home schooling I was constantly searching for sites exactly like this one? And that I will definitely be using this site come summer? This rocks! Another game link is Hink Pinks. They're rhyming word riddles, such as: a bunny routine. Give up? Rabbit habit! Okay, now I just feel like a third grader. But can you imagine printing out lists of these for lulls on road trips? It would drive dad crazy, but that's the beauty of it!

Alright, alright - I really will post for real tomorrow. But this was too fun not to share.

Until I write again ...

Flea

10 comments:

The Sports Mama said...

Anything that has the potential to drive dad nuts is a very good thing. ;)

Flea said...

Amen. Shh! Don't tell dad.

dlyn said...

That site looks ike a lot of fun - and great practice for the "word" categories on Jeopardy. :)

Karen said...

I hear you! Where, oh where, was this site when I homeschooled? My kids would have loved it. And because they've asked to go to school (and leave mom sobbing into her pillow at home) I will be spiteful and not tell them about it. LOL Just kidding.

Melissa said...

Cool, I'll have to check them out!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

NO.... I do NOT already have a bday gift cuz I'd divorce Mr. H if he tried to give me a mop for my bday.

Hallie :)

Marguerite said...

Must. Not. Click.

You are determined to distract me, aren't you? Dang it! Now I have another puzzle site to bookmark. :P

dlyn said...

Tagged on my site Flea! ;)

KIDZMAMA said...

Clever's going to love the Math Challenge one. Cool.

I have something nice for you. Come visit.

Carissa Peck said...

So glad to hear that you love hink pinks! I learned them as ink pinks, but the exact same. I actually use them when I teach (http://eslcarissa.blogspot.mx/2012/07/rhyming-word-game.html) but I wanted to let you know there are studies that show these types of games help your memory, vocabulary and their critical thinking. So keep it up!