I was inspired by these beginning sounds blends I saw on Pinterest:
Unfortunately, the picture was uploaded by the user so I couldn't get an actual source to download them. So what's a girl to do? I experimented with clipart and shapes in Word and this is what I came up with.
At first I thought the girls would run and hide when they saw them because they looked so much like flashcards but I think they rainbows and bright colors helped. So I started out with my 3-year old since she was much more eager than my 7-year old.
We practiced number recognition,
And counting with one-to-one correspondence.
Then, like I thought, my 7-year old was seeing all the attention (and fun!) and decided she wanted in on it too!
So we worked on addition and subtraction,
and numerical order.
Then we switched gears to work on literacy. We did number recognition with Tahlia first.
Noella was next with beginning sounds (she thought this was pretty easy and I should hope it was!)
and alphabetical order.
Finally, we decided to combine the uppercase and lowercase sets to do some uppercase/lowercase matching
and Go Fish!
They must have had fun because Tahlia actually tried to take them with her when she went to take her nap!!
If this looks like something you could use, you can find the three sets and a bundled set in my store!
|Math Fan Numbers 0-30|
|Uppercase Phonics Fan|
|Lowercase Phonics Fan|
|Math and Phonics Fan Bundle|