Why? making words, CVC words, two letter words
What? 3 pairs of white garden gloves, permanent marker
How? Cut the fingers off the gloves. Write a letter on each finger with markers. (Write
consonants in blue and vowels in red.) Children insert glove fingers on their own fingers to make CVC words.
More! Give children a list of two letter words to make and read.
Let children make word families with letter fingers.
Play Dough Phonics
Why? letter recognition, phonics
What? plastic plates, permanent marker, play dough
How? Write a letter on each plate. (You can do uppercase, lowercase, or both.) Children take the play dough, roll it, and place it on top of the letter. Can they make an object that begins with that sound?