Thursday, December 25, 2014

Learning CVC Words


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
  • Clothespins
  • 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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25 comments:

  1. Great idea, I love how you combined two skills in one activity!

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    1. Thanks Katie! We are having alot of fun with this activity. I keep it in our busy bag too so my daughter can grab it at anytime!

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  2. Love this idea. Combining two skills with one is always great fun.

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! My daughter definitely needs some help with using the clothespins too!

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  3. I love this activity! As a pediatric OT, I think it'd be a great suggestion for classroom teachers to help kids work on hand strength & skills while doing their literacy lessons. I pinned it to my Fine Motor Play from OT's board! htttp://www.pinterest.com/rfh6886

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like the activity. Thank you for stopping by and for pinning!

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  5. great post ! thank you for linking up with the #pinitparty

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    1. Thanks Otilia, appreciate your comment and for stopping by!

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  6. Great idea! I will have to use this idea with my oldest. Thank you for linking this up!

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    1. Thanks, Keri!! I hope you guys will have as much fun learning with it as we are!

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  7. What a fun idea!
    We have used clothespins before to do words, but not like this! Pinning for the future!

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  8. Hi Susan, thank you for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Feature. This is such a great idea and would make a great little present for my great grandson.

    Have a Happy New Year!!!
    Karren

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    1. Karren, thank you for stopping by! If you try with your grandson I hope he has as much fun learning as my daughter did. Happy New Year to you also!!

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  9. Great idea! I'll be starting homeschool preschool soon. I'll have to pin this for future use!

    Thanks for linking up with us for Tuesday Talk!

    -Jess

    www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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    1. Hi Jess - We are having so much fun with homeschool preschool, wish you the best with yours xo

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  10. How clever idea! Thanks for sharing this lovely project.
    Best wishes for New Year!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ana! Thanks for your kind words and stopping by here to comment.

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  11. These are very clever! Featuring them on my after school post tomorrow :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I am glad that you like them!!

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  12. I really like this idea for cvc words! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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    1. It helped my daughter get on board with CVC words. Thanks for stopping by, Jill!

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