Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Post Alpha-bits cereal and the Little Free Library. I was given a form of compensation in exchange for this post.
My freshly-five-year-old daughter is becoming an emerging reader, and thus an emerging speller these days. (Yep, I’m gonna pat myself on the back just a little bit for that!) We’ve practiced sight words to no end, but now that she’s interested in spelling, I decided it was time to start seeing what she could do with her writing/spelling skills.
Yesterday we had the perfect opportunity to play around with her spelling skills. And snack a little too. We used a little glue, cardstock, markers, sight word cards (for reference), and assorted Post Alpha-bits cereal pieces. We dubbed it “Alpha-Bits Spelling”.
First, I placed a sight word card in front of her. She read the word, and then found the letters she needed to spell it out on the paper. Initially, we were going to “stamp” the letters on to the paper, but we couldn’t get the letters to ink very well. So glue it was! She enjoyed finding letters to help her spell her sight words, but this didn’t present much of a challenge for her, as she was just copying from the cards.
SO, I challenged her. I randomly gave her a letter and had her come up with a word to go with it. Mostly, she used the letters as a beginning sound, but then we got to “x”. Fox it was. 🙂
Finally, I built on to the challenge by giving her a “p” and “d” and having her form a word from it. Since our stamp pads were nearby, it became “pad”.
This proved to be a simple, fun, hands-on activity that provided her a little challenge with her spelling. But don’t tell her that – she just thought it was a fun way to make a collage and snack.
We’ve also enjoyed making a fun, simple “trail mix” snack using Alpha-bits cereal. Check it out!Keep on saving! :o)
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