Tuesday, June 24, 2008

OLD

Unplugged Project this week:
We decided to go the reading/rhyming route this time. Using some small wooden alphabet letters and a homemade cardboard pattern we rhymed the word "old". If you don't have a wooden alphabet, try using the plastic magnet letters or even the foam ones.
A found the right letters for his template and then we set about looking for 'real' words that rhymed with old by trying out each of the letters in the alphabet.
Our favorite part of the activity was making silly words. A couldn't help laughing at the sound of some of them.


**Update: I had no idea my little set of letters would spark such interest! Unfortunately they are something I found in a Fijian nickel and dime store for about $5. There was no brand or "made in" information on the packaging or on the wooden box itself. So sorry to everyone interested. :-(
Check out Carrie's comment below to see some links to other wooden alphabets. Thanks Carrie!

12 comments:

Michie said...

I think this is a great project - and what a creative use for the word old! I love the wooden alphabet too!

Gottfredsen said...

Great Lesson. I love those letters, they are amazing.

Julie K in Taiwan said...

This is a fabulous idea! I'm going to make some templates tonight. Thanks.

Christy said...

Fun idea. A great way to reinforce spelling skills during the summer.

Mom Unplugged said...

What a wonderful idea! I can see that some of those rhyming "non-words" could be very amusing. This seems a great way to make early reading fun. Thanks for joining in again!

mommomto2pumpkins said...

what a great idea and i love those letters! they are soo neat!!!

Wild Squirrel said...

Wish I'd seen this before...it would have made our Kindergarten homework so much easier! Alas, I have one in preschool this year, so maybe I'll use it with her! Thanks for the great idea.

reprehriestless warillever said...

Great idea!

We have done this with slips of paper pulled through a cardboard template -- this would be a good variation on that.

Rouxhauser said...

Where did you get those letters? They are great.

Anonymous said...

Yes, where did you get those letters? I love them!!!

Carrie said...

Those letters are neato. What a great bargain too. I've been wanting to get some like that. I've found them through montesorri school supply stores. But for a pretty penny.

http://montessori-n-such.com/detail.aspx?ID=308

Melissa and Doug is always good too (and less expensive.)

http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Magnetic-Wooden-Alphabet/dp/B000IBPD76/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1214548295&sr=8-1

Marisa said...

I just found your blog and I think it's fantastic! Great ideas for SAHMs. You mentioned foam letters--we do this same thing in the bathtub with the foam letters. I give my 4yo and ending (like your "_old"), give her the rest of the letters, and challenge her to make real words. She loves it, and she's so proud when she does it. It's also a great teaching opportunity, as she learns new words (rind, bog, etc.).