A really simple activity for this week’s snapshot. This one is for Sarah (4.5 yrs) to practise her initial sounds. These are called word spinners (or spinny spellers). Every spin creates a new consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word. I bought ours here from Quality Montessori – I see they’ve added a ‘silent e’ set too which looks great.
In the bucket, I’ve also added a lined piece of card and a pencil to encourage some writing.
When you’re creating activities, they really don’t have to be complicated. Something simple and quick like this one is still engaging. Sarah can work with it independently; I don’t make her read the words to me (although she often will), she practises some words and places it back on the shelf. Easy.
If you’re thinking about making a set, here’s a tutorial I found. I would really recommend though, making five spinners; one for each vowel. That way you can focus on one vowel sound at a time and organise your consonants so that each combination makes a word.
And if you’re not handy with a drill, there are these ones from nuts & bolts which look pretty simple to make.
Hope you all had a great weekend 🙂
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