Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Letter Find

What you need to make your own letter bin 
by Dale Ho

What You'll Need:
Pictures of letters or numbers (I used magnetic letters)
A large container (deep enough for the kids to reach into)
Some recycled shredded paper

What to do:
Clearly print and cut out each letter of the alphabet on small pieces of construction paper or any sturdy piece of paper.  Empty some recycled shredded paper into the large container or tub, put the letters in with them and mix it all up.

Let the kids dig in!

This is simple to set up, loads of fun for kids and a great way to either introduce letter and number concepts or reinforce what they already know. But don't stop there, you can also use this activity to teach shapes, animals, colours and so much more!

This game easily adapts to all ages and stages, turn it into a spelling game, simply hide the letters of the word they are spelling in the container, once they find all the letters have them put them in the correct spelling order or use numbers and have fun practicing basic math concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

The possibilities are limitless...

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