We are starting to learn CVC words, consonant, vowel, consonant. Words like cat, hat, sun, etc. I wanted to do an activity that would also work on fine motor skills so using the method we chose was a good fit for us. Here's what we used:
- Popsicle sticks
- Letter and picture stamps
- Black permanent marker
- Black ink pad
Using our picture stamps I stamped a picture of the word onto the end of the popsicle stick. I really love these stamps as we have used them so much like with our Identifying Sounds post.
Next, I used our letter stamps and stamped the consonant letters onto the popsicle stick. Also using our letter stamps I stamped the vowel letter onto a clothespin. I also used a black permanent marker to go over the vowel just to make it stand out a tad more.
After setting up the activity I called my 4 year old over to try it out. She took to it immediately and stayed focus for almost all of the words. I used 4-5 popsicle sticks and put words on both sides of the sticks. I was also amazed at how tricky using a clothespin can be for a 4 year old, at least with my 4 year old! But I also wanted to work on her fine motor skills and that we did!
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