Friday, July 10, 2020



Colors Cards
Did you ever wonder why we spend so much time teaching children colors?  Young children need the visual memory skills and visual discrimination skills to recognize basic colors before we ask them to discriminate 26 letters.

*The teacher calls out a color and the children hold it up.  Can you match it to something that color in your house?

*What color is a banana?  What color is a strawberry?

*What color are your eyes?  What color are you wearing?

Letter Cards
Here are activities with letter cards. It would be best to use 5-10 letter cards at a time.


Note! Use the cards with upper and lowercase for letter recognition games.
Use the single letters for making words.

*Scavenger Hunt – The teacher calls out a letter and the children match that letter with something in their room or in a book.

*Phonics - Show me the sound you hear at the beginning of ___?
What sound do you hear at the end of ___?

*Spelling - Call out CVC word, a sight word, or spelling word for children to make with their letters.

Sight Words

Yes – No Cards
You will need two index cards. Write “yes” on one and “no” on the other. Children place them on the surface in front of them. As the teacher asks questions, the children hold up the appropriate word.