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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Enhancing "I Spy"Game & Inventing Words With Our Granddaughter

Aloha Everyone,

Whenever we are driving somewhere, our granddaughter loves playing word games. She enjoys playing the popular children's game, "I spy"." It is a guessing game and the person who spied would say, "I spy with my little eye," and say the first letter of the object and players have to guess the person or object the Spy is referring to.  

To make this simple game more complex and challenging, our rule is that we have to use different adjectives to describe your eye. For example, I spy with my brilliant eye, keen eye, incredible eye, clear eye and so on. The object we spy may be 2 to 4 words. Once we've exhausted objects we could discern inside and outside of Honu, we moved into imaginary objects. You can "see" that this game could go on and on.

We also invented words which we can use as noun, adjective, adverb or verb. J.J. also got involved in coming up with words that is really not a word in most languages but which we could use to describe people, situation, mood, state of mind. For example, "Trambaash" is one of the words we.invented,  We can say, "I am so trambaashed" or "Ah the scenery is absolutely trambaashing!!"  After finishing, a marathon, we might say, "The experience was trambaashly exciting!"  I believe you now can trambaash what I mean!

Aloha -- Cathi