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Salt Writing

We tried salt writing for the first time today. I felt that Caleb was ready to try writing letters since he could already sound out both uppercase and lowercase letters.
Materials:
1. Container for salt – I used a cake pan
2. 1/4 cup of iodized salt
3. Flash cards

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Started with an easy letter. Lowercase letter “L”. Then I let Caleb choose what letter he wanted to do next. He chose “V”. Here he is writing it.

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He also wrote “C” for Caleb. We just did those three letters and he just wanted to draw scribbles on the salt. I didn’t push him to do more letters since the main objective was to have fun and learn at the same time. We can try other letters next time ๐Ÿ™‚

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This activity can get messy, so make sure to do it in a place that’s a breeze to clean up. I had to find out the hard way. HAHAHAHA! Activity was fun and delicious for Caleb ( since he loves all things salty).

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Fishing for Letter Sounds

I found another use for my thesis drafts!
I used them to make fish cutouts.

I drew some letters and poked holes in them. I fastened some rubber bands to them. So they could be hooked to our make-shift fishing rod.
For the fishing rod, I used a paintbrush with a long handle. I tied a ribbon to it and used a paperclip for a hook.
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Caleb had to listen to a word that I said and hook the fish with the correct beginning sound. I also varied this by showing him picture flashcards.

Here he is busy “catching” fish. This was also great practice for fine motor skills ๐Ÿ™‚
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Happy fisher-boy!
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When we were done, he hooked all the fish onto the rod.
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A simple, fun, and inexpensive learning activity ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a great weekend everyone!

Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

U is for Underwear

We are now studying tetter U and one of the words that begin with the short /u/ is underwear. Thought this would be a fun activity. I showed Caleb real underwear (no pictures of course!)– his, mine and Dada’s. Then we did this activity.

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Tracing the letter U.
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Gluing the clothes (Note: using this kind of glue is better than glue stick because it strengthens the hand and finger muscles that they use for writing ๐Ÿ™‚ )
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Finished product.
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