Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

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 🙂
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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 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!

Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

Alphabet Matching

Simple and easy matching activity.
I used materials that were readily available at home:

1. baking tray
2. alphabet magnets
3. paper with alphabet outlines (used colored pencil to trace the letters onto the paper)

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I wanted to do this activity because Caleb pretty much memorized the his store-bought alphabet puzzles—since these were in order from A-Z.

I mixed up the letters .

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Caleb would sound out the letters as he would match them.

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Before and after picture.
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

Alphabet stickers

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Caleb gets an alphabet to stick on to the paper if he can make the alphabet sound/give a word that begins with the alphabet. If your kid loves stickers. This is a great way to motivate them to review/learn the alphabet. Who says learning can’t be fun?