Standard: L 1a (letters), L 2d (words)
Materials: small paper cups, Q-tips, paper towels, word cards
Directions: Children fill a cup ¼ full with water. Next, they dip
the Q-tip in water and use it to write letters or words on the
paper towel. As the water evaporates, they’ll have “invisible”
More! Children can also do invisible writing on the chalkboard with a
sponge dipped in water.
Standard: RL 7, L 2d
Materials: magazines, paper, pencil, scissors, glue
Directions: Have children select a picture from a magazine and glue it
to a sheet of paper. Ask them to write words (or sentences)
for five things they see in the picture.
More! Ask children to write what they think the people in the picture
are saying. What happened before? What will happen next?
Materials: old cardboard puzzles, marker
Directions: Dump out the puzzle pieces. On the frame write numerals 0-10
(or higher). On the appropriate piece write a fact that will
equal the number on the frame. As children solve the problems
they will be completing the puzzle.
More! Use puzzles to match upper and lowercase letters, antonyms,