Every afternoon EK and I work on school together and I try to focus on three main areas: literacy (phonics and reading), writing, and math. I have shared my letter stick idea with you all before but this week we enhanced it just a bit. I found some sparkly foam letters at Walmart and had EK stick them on each stick while I wrote out an ABC letter line. The first activitiy I had her do is just matching the letters (I have lower case letters on the opposite of letter line. Then I took out the white board and we built words- I said the word, she sounded it, and I wrote on the board. Then she found the letter sticks and placed them order to build the word. It was a very fun game. And the last pic shows a really cool letter writing game called Scribble and Write I bought her that allows her to practice writing each of the letters.
I just had another idea pop in my head. Stick the letters on clothes pins and have you child squeeze them onto the letter line. They could pin them onto something else to build words.