I came up with this easy activity to go along with our "Back to School" theme this week.
LB(3) had fun with it, and it was a good way to practice the sounds of letters with him.
- With the yellow paper, cut out a bus shape.
- Then draw on 3-5 windows and cut them out.
- With the black paper, cut out:
- 2 circles for the wheels
- 1-3 rectangles the size of the windows
- With the white paper, cut out:
- appx. 10 rectangles the size of the windows
- appx. 10 strips (to write the words on)
- Glue the bus onto the blue piece of paper & glue the wheels on.
- Draw a rectangle on the bus. This is where you'll place the word strip:
- On the front and backs of the strips of paper, write some simple words. We used some sight words, and some word-family words. Here are the words we used:
- the, and, then, at,
- bad, had, mad, sad,
- can, man, tan,
- bat, cat, hat, mat, sat
- If you use the same words we used, write the following letters on the 10 white rectangles:
Everything's ready. Time to play!
How to Play:
- Sit down with your child and lay out the bus, the words, and all the letters.
- Have them choose a word and place it on the bus.
- Count the letters, if it's a 3 letter word, then place a couple black rectangles in the windows that you won't be using.
- Then have your child find each of the letters in the word, make the sound of the letter, and place it in the bus window:
LB(3) thought this was pretty fun.
But like most 3 year-olds, his attention span was short. We did about 3 words and he was done. :) But there's always tomorrow! I also want to write the letters of his name so he can practice spelling his name too.
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