Looking for a super simple way to reinforce letter sounds? Want to throw some fine motor practice into the mix? If so, I’ve got the perfect activity for you to try.
In this week’s installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series, I am sharing a very simple activity that uses a paper plate to teach letter sounds.
To do this activity, I first prepared the paper plate by making small cuts around the plate spaced about 3/4″ apart. I then wrote letters on each of the tabs that were created.
I handed the paper plate to my daughter. She took a look at it and was curious.
I said a letter sound (/ks/) and asked her to find the letter that makes that sound. Once she found the ‘x,’ I showed her how to flip that letter tab closed on the plate.
We continued in this way – me making a letter sound, her flipping the tab down – until she had folded over every letter on the plate.
What a quick, simple, and hands-on way to review letter sounds!
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