Neat idea. Will provide exposure to both real words and nonsense words depending on the letter on the spoon, but all good phonics practice!

Magic spoon cvc practice of real and nonsense words--great for initial sound practice! Also use initial letter sheet and word family spoon.

Learning to write: Creating letters with loose parts {from Adventures in Kindergarten: Discovery Time}

Learning to write: Creating letters with loose parts {from Adventures in Kindergarten: Discovery Time} Need: glass or pony beads, mirrors, index cards with letters written on them, 1 basket for beads and 1 basket for index cards,

Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words.

Could also be used in a spelling center.Lego-out the words. Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words.

Alphabet display. Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/scrapstore/

Alphabet Museum

Alphabet museum: Inspired by Montessori alphabet boxes. Imagine the buzz when your students come into the classroomroom and discover a new item in the museum, or two items that have switched places overnight . excitement in learning!

Hopscotch sight words! We also played this in my Spanish class using hulu hoops and print outs of the vocabulary were working on. Print outs also had images of the word so children can learn to associate the word with the meaning.

Sight word hopscotch idea from Lohtown Life. I bet this would work for spelling words for older children too.

Fishing for the alphabet with ping pong balls!

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!

A Differentiated Kindergarten: Simple word work (",)

Send 'em to the hallway . . . and a freebie to help you get started

A Differentiated Kindergarten: Send 'em to the hallway . Use oil pans in your hallway (or where ever) to extend teaching area.

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