I don’t know about your kids but mine love LEGO – from the duplo that they collected as toddlers and preschoolers to the now more complex sets and boxes of bricks that seem to have tripled the number of bricks that we have this year and the thing with my kids and I don’t know whether this is just them but they build to the instructions once and then the bricks get added to the boxes and from that point forward it’s invention city. Now both have moved on from the LEGO Duplo I really don’t want to get rid of it so we’re starting to use it in some learning activities. Today for our early elementary activity we’ve been working on syllables.

Using LEGO Duplo to divide up words and build with syllables a fun hands on activity to work with early elementary kids

Materials needed

LEGO Duplo Bricks

Dry Wipe Marker

Learning Objectives

Using LEGO Duplo to divide up words and build with syllables a fun hands on activity to work with early elementary kids

  • Can divide words into syllables.
  • Can read accurately words of two or more syllables.
  • Can use syllables to divide words when spelling.

Using LEGO Duplo to divide Syllables

If you need to familairse yourself with words with 1, 2 and 3 syllables then a quick google search will bring up word lists. I used this to get a few words that we could use that we’re familiar and less familiar words.

Using LEGO Duplo to divide up words and build with syllables a fun hands on activity to work with early elementary kids

We started out using the traditional clapping out the syllables as my eldest had been doing in school – making a noise with each new syllable is a good way to get into the habit of recognising the rhymn of words and where those syllables break in the words.

Using LEGO Duplo to divide up words and build with syllables a fun hands on activity to work with early elementary kids

We then used the Duplo bricks to bash out the syllables which showed the number of syllables each word had.

Using LEGO Duplo to divide up words and build with syllables a fun hands on activity to work with early elementary kids

The using a dry wipe marker we wrote the syllables onto the bricks for each word and built the words together.

Using LEGO Duplo to divide up words and build with syllables a fun hands on activity to work with early elementary kids

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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