Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Year in Review - Simple DIY Word Jumble

A year end word jumble all about them is a great project to make for your kids or have them make for themselves.   It is a great keepsake commemorating their school year.


  

  
I recently stumbled upon a web based program called Wordle.  If you can type, you can quickly make one of your own.

Directions:

  1. Brainstorm words that represent them or their year at school. Possible ideas could be:
    • name
    • school year
    • grade
    • teacher
    • clubs
    • sports
    • adjectives
    • classmates
    • skills they learned
    • school trips
  2. Type the words into the text box and click "Go"
  3. You can modify the font, colour scheme and layouts to make each jumble unique.

Tip #1:

To make a word larger or more prominent, type it more than one time


Tip #2:

Do not put spaces between words or they will be separated in the jumble.  I typed multi-word phrases all as one word but used capitals at the beginning of each word and it turned out great.

Tip #3: 

Use the options in the toolbar to modify the font, layout and colour scheme to create a completely unique jumble for each of your children.


There are so many uses for a Wordle.  Make one for a teacher as a gift, create a collage of your favourite places, build a family tree or document your summer vacation.  The possibilities are endless!

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