You know I’m
always looking for cheap, easy ideas that are open ended and can be used in a
variety of ways.A few weeks ago
Keta Turner suggested writing letters on large, dry, lima beans and using them
to make word families.I pulled an
Altoids tin out of the trash yesterday (Shame on my husband for throwing it
away!) and turned it into a container for the “Beanie Weenies.”This could be put in a center or used
as an activity when children finish their work early.Use a permanent marker to write the consonants in blue and
the vowels in red and here we go!
*Use for making
*Use for word
*Use for writing
word wall words.
practicing spelling words.
*Use with a
friend.One person makes a word
and the other person must read it.
*Put the letter
beans in alphabetical order.
*Draw ten beans
from the tin.How many words can
you make with the ten beans?Write
Come back tomorrow
and check out my number beans!
Hint! I bet some of your students could make their own letter beanies.
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