This is one of those quick setup activities you don't need to prep beforehand, making it the perfect activity to fill a few minutes in your day. Or set it up for your child to do while you are busy with dinner, for example.
What you need:
- Stamps and ink pad
Randomly write the beginning sound letters of the stamp pictures all over the page.
Obviously you won't cover all of the alphabet sounds if you don't have stamps for all the sounds, but to just revise some of it is also fun.
If you are learning about a certain sound, choose only those picture stamps.
Give the instructions to find the stamp that will fit best with each letter, listening to the beginning sound. You can say the words aloud, stressing the beginning sound.
My daughter wanted to write the words too, so I dictated and she wrote.
Side note: we speak Afrikaans, so you will notice her spelling the word 'sun' as 'son' since that is what we call son in Afrikaans.
For younger kids: let them stamp the picture first and then you write the initial sound next to the picture for incidental learning.
For older kids: use the picture stamps and make up sentences and even a story, working on creative writing skills.
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- Long Vowel Jump Board Game
- Blends Clip Cards
Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.