Touch and Tell
Standard: W 2
Materials: socks, paper, pencils, small unusual items (Scruffy, dry dog
food, hair bow, baby toy, bubble wrap, seasonal objects, etc.)
Directions: Place small objects in the socks. Children choose a sock, feel it,
and then write a description of what they think is in the sock.
Hint! Use one sock for younger children. Number socks for older
students so they can write down what they think is in each sock.
I “Tin” Make Words
Standard: RF 2c, L 2d
Materials: magnetic letters, mint tin or cookie tin, paper, pencils
Directions: Place magnetic letters that can be used to make a word family
in the tin. For example: o, p, t, m, h, c, b. Add a list of words
that can be made from the letters in the tin. (hop, mop, top,
cop, pop, bop) Children reproduce the words on the lid of
the tin and read them. You could also ask them to write the
More! Put several vowels and consonants in the tin and challenge the
children to make all the words they can with the letters.
Standard: Geometry – compose shapes
Materials: crayons, paper
Directions: Make a very small shape (triangle, square, trapezoid, half-circle, etc.) in the center of the paper. Children take a different color of crayon and go around it, making it a little larger. Continue using different colors of crayons and making the object a little larger until it completely fills the page.