Last week when I published our Thanksgiving Spelling Stones I promised that I had another simple activity to do with the stones. This is it. It was a rainy day ( can you tell by the not so great pictures?) but I wasn’t ready to turn the TV on yet. This simple game got them moving, playing together , and working on their own levels at the same time. I will be making many more sets of these stones to do this activity and others throughout the year. To find out how to make the stones themselves check out our spelling stones tutorial.
Before your kids start searching. Tell them the word / words you will be spelling and how many stones total they are searching for. This helps sneak in a wee bit of math.
Once all letters are in the basket start piecing together the word. At first my son started doing this step all by himself but I asked him to slow down and ask his sister to find him the letter he needed to spell from the bunch. This let him work on spelling and gave her a chance to work on letter recognition.
Told you it was simple, but hopefully I showed you how many little tidbits of learning you could fit into it too.
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