Do you have these foam letter puzzles somewhere hidden in a cupboard? Perhaps some of the inserts are lost and that is why it is not used anymore? Well, use it for this fun spelling and writing activity- foam puzzle words!
More fun hands-on literacy activities:
- Connect 4 Spelling Practice
- Free My Spelling Dictionary
- Spelling Magic
- Block Bridges for CVC Words
- Hands on Spelling with Mini Cup
- Beginning Sound Stamping Activity
- Spelling Practice with Lego
- Beginning Sound Sensory Activity
- Spelling Garages
- Free CVC Words Spelling Practice
Foam Spelling Words
Use the outer pieces of the puzzles and build Foam Spelling Words! Perfect if you did lose some of the pieces, right? You can mix the letters for the child so that he/she must unscramble the word.
Or, you can say a word and the child then pick out the letters of the word from the pile. Both methods will work on identifying the sounds and putting it in the right order. These skills are called segmenting and blending. Very important basic skills for reading. (I would suggest reducing the letter options for early readers or children with reading difficulties. Start with CVC, three letter words words and moving on to CVCC and CCVC, four letter words).
Use the puzzle as a stencil. Write the word. This means the child will hear the word, put the word together and write the word. The more repetition, the better for memory too! A great way to practice spelling or sight words!
A fun way to re-purpose foam letter puzzles for hands-on learning!