Letter Bags and Boxes
Standards: RF 1d, L 1a
Materials: sacks from restaurants or cardboard food boxes, foam letters
or magnetic letters, paper, pencils
Directions: Place letters in sacks and boxes. Children take out the letters
and match them up with those on the bag or box. Can they
write the letters that they know?
More! Older students could make a list of words or parts of speech
they find on the bags and boxes.
Singular and Plural
Standard: L 1c
Materials: Unifix cubes, sticky dots, marker
Directions: Put sticky dots on the Unifix cubes. Write letters on the dots.
Make simple CVC words with the letters. Children read the
word and then add an “s” to make the plural form. Can they say
or write a sentence using the singular and plural form?
Standard: RF 2b, L 2d
Materials: pipe cleaner, beads, paper, pencil
Directions: String 5 beads on a pipe cleaner, knotting the ends so the beads
don’t fall off. Cut out pictures of objects that are CVC words
and number them. For example: 1. dog, 2. rat, 3. pig, 4. bus, 5.
net, etc. Children slide a bead for each phoneme they hear in
the word. Next, they draw a blank line for each sound they
hear. Finally, they write the letter for each sound on a line and
read the word.
More! Use more challenging pictures and words for older students.
Show Me the Money
Standards: Counting and Classifying
Materials: coin purse, real or pretend coins
Directions: Have children sort the coins that are alike. Which one has the greatest amount? Smallest amount?
More! Take a file folder and divide it into 8 sections. Cut a toy
or other object out of a magazine and write a price by
each one. (Vary the amount to the counting ability.) Children count out the appropriate number of coins for each object.