Have you started the countdown for summer yet?! Well, can't say I haven't :/ The end of the school year quickly approaches and we are focusing on the "basics". I just finished assessing my kiddos, and some of them still need help mastering the letter recognition.
Cleaning my desk, I found a very old, yellowed-page old word search book, and for some reason I just stared at it - and had the idea to create a giant letter-search activity for the class.
|I placed the pieces of an alphabet puzzle in a basket. Each child would pick a letter from the basket, make its sound, sign it (ASL) and tell a word that begins with that sound.|
|Using a chart paper, I wrote multiple times the letters of the alphabet. Each time a child picked a letter would find it on the chart and circle it.|
Scaffolding this activity for some of my students, I provide a blank chart paper and they will write the letter pulled from the basket.
This was a very fun and simple letter recognition activity. After this, we are doing this activity with numbers, pictures and ASL signs....so much fun!!