Time to Make
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Take a notebook and arrange it so the spine is facing upwards. Flip it open onto a blank page. Measure across the width of the page and divide into three vertical, equal-sized sections. Taking wads of pages at a time, cut upwards along each line, so you’re left with each page cut into three.
- Write a consonant on each outer section in pen (using a different colour for each letter) and a vowel in the centre sections (again, using a different colour).
- Outline the sections with a line of colour, as shown – you can do this freehand with pen. This just makes it easier for children to distinguish between the different sections.
- The aim of the game is for children to keep flicking through one of the sections until they recognise the word it spells. It’s a good idea to encourage them to say whether the letter they have just turned over has created a word or not, then ask them to repeat the word they’ve made and spell it out. You can also discuss what the word means or describes as a further activity.
For a different look or to create a textured spelling pad so that children can trace around the 3-D letter with their finger, try using foam letter stickers instead of handwriting the letters.