Match the letter manipulatives to the color it corresponds to.
- Letter manipulatives- magnetic letters | foam letters | ABC puzzle
- Construction paper
- Painter’s tape
First, collect letter manipulatives to practice letter and sound identification while sorting. Choose the letters in your child’s name then include some of the most frequent letters next- s, a, t, p, i, n, c, g, m k. Select letter manipulatives that can be grouped by color in up to 4 different groups. Next, gather construction paper that matches the groups of letter manipulatives (for example, if your letters are all red, purple, green, or yellow you’ll need construction paper in those same colors). Secure the construction paper sorting mats to the floor using painter’s tape. Hide the letters around the room to be found and sorted by color. As you sort each one, identify the letter name and sound.
- Alphabetic Knowledge- Identifies letters, numbers, characters, and symbols in print and understands that letters represent sounds.
- Phonological Awareness- Hears small units of sounds.
- Classification- Matches and sorts.