Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spelling Balloon Game




This simple and fun game has recently become one of LM's (5) favorite quiet-time activities! 

First, you'll need to make a set of ABC circles:
  • Trace circles on construction paper using a small cup (mine are about 2 1/2" big)
  • Cut them out
  • Write all the Letters on the circles. (I made a set of Upper-case Letters, and a set of Lower-case Letters.)

Second, make the Balloons & Words:
  • Trace 3 circles on a piece of paper
  • Draw the ends of the balloon on each and a ribbon.
  • Cut out strips of paper and write as many 3 letter words as you want (I made about 25).




Third, you PLAY!

  • Turn the word strips over and have the child pick one at a time and place it above the balloons.
  • Have them sound it out, so they know what the word is and then find the letters they need to spell it.



  • Instead of using word strips, you could just SAY the word, and have them find the letters to spell it.
  • You could also use lower-case letters:




Click the picture below to see more fun ways to use these paper Alphabet circles!



3 comments :

Micah and Katie said...

Thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas! I love these alphabet circles and all the creative ways you use them.

Jamy said...

Yup. I knew it. I knew I'd love your blog! Can't wait to stalk.. er, follow you, on pinterest. ;)

Nawraa said...

Brilliant ideas.. I loved them.. thanks a lot