Chalk Letters

With our summer holiday finally begun we can focus more on preparing for school at home through fun playful activities re-enforcing what J has learnt at home. This week in our Get Ready for K through Play Series it’s all Letters and Phonics.

Chalk Letters having fun with letter names and phonics

In the school that J will attend he will be learning a mix of phonics and letter sounds so we’ve been using a mix of both at home. This activity had a 2 fold objective with J we were using it to re-inforce his knowledge of phonics and of letter sounds alternating the call outs and with T I was using it to introduce her to how to spell her name out with some large scale letter fun.

Using our steppping stones I muddled up the letters from J and T’s names in and drew outlines of the letters in chalk on the stones in the garden – you could easily do this on a sidewalk or patio.

Outdoor Phonics Fun

Once they were drawn I shouted out a letter either with the phonic or the letter name and they ran to that letter to colour in the letter. With J I was encouraging him to colour in the letters in the way that the letter would be formed with T I asked her to colour in the letter T with a specific letter and followed through.

Phonics and letter name fun for preschoolers

J loved this activity – it was moving, listening and doing perfect for his type of learning. T had a lot of fun although she still insists that her name is spelt SN A CK S (I guess I need to stop the spelling out of that word around her so much).

get ready for K through play

Thank you to My Cute Graphics for the use of the superhero kids graphic.

This is part 7 of 8 of the Get Ready for K through Play series. This weeks focus is all about Letters and Phonics – please check by the other posts by the cohosts of the series to find out how they are getting ready for K through play this week.

Activite Alphabet Activities – Toddler Approved

20 Alphabet and Phonics Activities for Kids – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Gross Motor Phonics Game – Coffee Cups and Crayons

Learning Letters and their Sounds – Mama Smiles

Water Balloon Phonics – Mess for Less

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Cerys is the founder of Rainy Day Mum, a former Marine Biologist and Teacher she is now a stay at home mum to J and T. She can be found elbows deep in paint, glue, mud and sand at various times of the year and also behind the screen working on Rainy Day Mum and editing post for The Playroom on BonBon Break.

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