Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Identifying Letter Sounds


Alot of letter identification has been going on over here and I wanted to do something that would incorporate the different letter activities we have been working on.  This activity would recognize the actual letter, the letter sound and work on fine motor skills.

Here's what we we used:
Popsicle sticks
Stamps and ink pad
Clothespins
Permanent marker

On each end of the popsicle sticks I stamped on a picture of things like a cat, frog, hat, ball, etc.  With permanent marker I wrote 3 different letters on the popsicle sticks in both upper case and lower case letters.  My hope in doing it this was to make my daughter have to think more about which letter was correct.  I asked my daughter to tell me what the stamped picture was and then asked her the sound it makes.  Once she identified both she put the clothespin on the correct letter which worked on her fine motor skills.

choosing letter and sound for Sun

choosing letter and sound for Clouds

Since the supplies needed for this activity all fit perfectly in a ziploc bag I've added it to our busy bag.

If you would like to try this and do not have stamps you could use stickers, print pictures or cut out pictures from learning books and glue them to the popsicle sticks.

For more letter learning you can check out our Bottle cap upper case and lower case letter match game

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26 comments:

  1. Great idea, and something that's a bit more interactive than a computer screen or app

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    1. Thank you, Emma! I appreciate your taking the time to comment!

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  2. I love this. I will have to add this to our phonics lessons.

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    1. Glad you like it!! Thanks for commenting :)

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  3. Totally making this for an upcoming plane trip. Thanks!

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  4. This looks kinda fun, and it give me use of my extra wooden clips at home. Sunday's coming, and I'm definitely going to try this one out with my little girls. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! Have fun with it Jennifer and thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. Genius idea! Definitely going to do this for a busy bag. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Janine, thank you for that! It really is perfect for a busy bag!!

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  6. I love how simple this is and how it uses both physical and mental activity. Thanks for sharing with Schooling a Monkey!

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    1. Hi Brenda! I wanted to work on my daughters fine motor skills too. Last we worked with clothespins she had some trouble. This time, no problem! Great to see improvement!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I appreciate the comment and the pin!

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  8. This looks like a fun idea for learning letter sounds. My kiddo is reading now, but I think that more practice like this where he would still be feeling successful all the time would be very helpful still.

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    1. Lydia! As I always say, practice makes perfect! Glad you like it and I hope it helps your child!!

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  9. I shall try this, thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Such a great idea Susen to get the kids interacting and learning. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! My daughter LOVES stamps so I knew it would help her be more engaged.

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  11. This is such a fantastic idea and as you say something that you can easily take out with you.

    Thanks for linking up with our #MondayParentingPinItParty

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    1. I love that it fits easily into a purse or busy bag!

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  12. What a great activity!! My daughter would love this! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  13. Awesome activity for kids...what a good momma you are ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated! Can't wait to see what you have this week. Hope to see you there. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have an awesome week!

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    1. Thanks Bobbi!! I appreciate the comment!

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