Thursday, January 5, 2012

spelling with milk caps

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this is an activity that i thought about when i taught preschool before Bear was born.  i wasn't able to get enough miLK cApS for the names of the 20-some kiddos.  neeedless to say, it sort of fell by the wayside.  so i decided to revive it to help Bear develop his literacy skills.

after i'd save enough milk caps i labeled each one with the alphabet in uPPeRCaSe and LoWeRcASe.  initially, i wrote the letters out on a piece of paper and place it in front of him to see what he would do.  after surveying the materials i gave him, he instinctively began matching the caps to the corresponding letters on the paper. 

 



it didn't take long for him to master this.  so i switched it out with a loWeRCasE alphabet sheet and milk caps.

i'm making woRD shEEtS of common words that Bear can relate to for us to use with these next.  as soon as i get them done, i'll post them.
 
 
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21 comments:

Gina said...

Super idea!

Erin said...

This is such a great idea! (visiting from Delightful Order)

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Thats a really cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Cool idea

Kadie said...

What a fantastic idea!! I am going to have to start saving my milk caps!! I am going to pin this! I bet it would help my son learn to spell his name.:) I would love it if you would link this up to our new link party.

http://www.kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/01/link-it-up-thursday-1.html

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is great idea! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Rose said...

Great idea and so easy! Thanks for sharing.

Marla said...

I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing!

MiaB said...

What a great idea!! Such a creative way for kids to learn their ABC's. Would like to invite you to share this on Sharing Saturday.

http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-am-thrilled-to-be.html

Have a happy day
~MiaB

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

GREAT idea! I am going to do this & make my mat have capital letters & the bottle caps be lower case=-) Thanks for the idea!! LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
Beth =-)

Rachel Kaylynn said...

Love this idea, what a great way to upcycle milk caps

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog said...

Fun idea! We have a growing stash of apple juice caps waiting for the right activity :-)

Brie said...

wonderful idea! It might take a while to collect all those caps - but I'm starting now! :)

Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

Carrie said...

What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

Terry said...

This is such a great idea that you can really change up any way you want to. Awesome. Thanks so much for linking up at our party!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I featured this super creative idea at TGIF Linky Party #12 - as it is your second feature feel free to email me at livinglifeintentionallyblog @gmail.com to get your special featured more than once button =-) Thanks for sharing your creativity with the rest of us & I can't wait to see what you link up this week!!!
Beth =-)

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

This is so cute! I love how effective and affordable this idea is! I can't wait to use it for one of my units! I pinned it to my preschool activities page http://pinterest.com/kate_yospe/preschool-activity/

Pamela said...

I just saw this post, and I will be doing this with Z for this school year coming up, he is an early 1st grader so he didnt learn to read yet, just abc's phonetics last year, this is a great way to teach him to read YAY for this easy way!

Debs- Learn with Play @ home said...

I love this. Must pin!

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky said...

Hello! I've written a round up of bottle top play and learning ideas and have included this awesome post. I hope that you don't mind me using one picture and your link. If you'd like me to take it out of the post just give me a shout :) The post will be live on Monday 11 February. Keep up the fabulous work :)

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