Use some ordinary, dry butter beans (sold in a bag at the supermarket) and a black sharpie to create a set of alphabet beans for literary play!

Matching Alphabet Beans Literacy Game

Alphabet Beans matching game literacy activity Make an alphabet beans literacy game and an ongoing resource to use in lots of activities together!

Floating ping pong balls phonics Awesome idea and easy to do. Good for IP play time

Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching game

Alphabet Sounds Fishing and Matching game. Use ping-pong balls to practise letter names and sounds with a fun fishing and matching game for pre-schoolers!

Digging for sight words sensory tub!

Digging for Carrot Sight Words Activity

Dig for word carrots with this gardening sensory tub sight words activity! A playful way to practise literacy skills and learn new sight words.

Magnetic letter activities for preschool and kindergarten

5 Ways To Use Magnetic Letters & Free Printables

I love magnetic letters and I recently bought myself some lowercase magnets and decided to create some printables to use as mats to place over cookie sheets and turn them into wonderful magnetic free

Letter Hunt for Early Literacy: A sensory literacy activity for toddlers and preschoolers learning the alphabet.

Letter Hunt for Early Literacy

Letter Hunt for Early Literacy: A sensory literacy activity for toddlers and preschoolers learning the alphabet. Ages 18 months ELA 2 Demonstrate awareness of the alphabet APT 2 Demonstrate flexible thinking during play

Spray (bottle) painting - help strengthen grip and control while spray painting with a spray bottle! Make it extra educational by adding letters, numbers, or sight words for students to spray as they are called out. The activity is great for letter recognition, letter sounds, letter associations, hand grip, fine motor control, gross motor control, and following directions.

(with food colored water) Strengthen grip and control while painting. Could make it extra educational by adding letters, numbers, or sight words for students to spray as they are called out.

Little Miss Glamour Goes To Kindergarten: ABC recognition.

Children choose a letter out of a bucket and dab it with a bingo marker. (Different colour for each letter.) Good for letter recognition. Do something similar with numbers 1 through 10 or Can add pictures for sound recognition also

Using play dough mats to teach letters, letter sounds, and build fine motor skills.

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Also have a tub of objects on table and do not have pictures of A objects below so they find the right items Alphabet play dough mats. Easy for beginning kindergarten because the letters on mat look like real play dough "snakes".

Taking the time to build fine motor skills is just as important as teaching your Littles letter names and sounds, numbers, counting, etc. e...

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Taking the time to build fine motor skills is just as important as teaching your Littles letter names and sounds, numbers, counting, etc.

Picture under porridge oats. Great for motor dexterity and talk

Picture under porridge oats. Great for motor dexterity and talk - like the idea of pictures underneath to aid conversation

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ENVIRONMENTAL PRINT (Print & Word Awareness Activity) - I Spy Letters:: Use real life items and put on a wall. I used to also have kids bring them in and put them in a photo album in the class library.

Do it with Math

Check out 'Fun Phonics' to see Bouncy Blending in action and check out their other ideas while you're there!

Word Families Read and Sort Activity with plastic spoons and paper cups. So fun!!

Word Families Reading Activity With Spoons

S is for Snake craft! Draw the hands the class before.

S is for Snake craft! Could do a different letter and plant/animal for each day. Teach letter sounds and names.

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