For years I have used individual printed sheets of letters randomly placed and sized for children to practice letter recognition.
Sometimes they were upper and lower case. Sometimes just letters learning, ie A…….H. Sometimes letters and number mixed together.
I’ve used pages from the newspaper or magazines for Letter Hunts – find and circle the letter called out or pulled on a flashcard.
I recently saw an idea on Little Miss Glamour Goes To Kindergarten for a way to practice sight words.
Now we are not practicing sight words, but the idea was so similar to those sheets of random letters that a light bulb went on (so to speak).
Why couldn’t I do this using letters?
It was the use of a large sheet of paper and doing as a group that was new to me.
As you can see we had fun! We used our social skills, letter recognition skills and fine motor skills, even with the youngest ones joining in. What would a few scribbles hurt? And they felt part of the group.