Happy Friday!! I’m so excited to have Jodie from Growing Book by Book here today! She has an awesome blog all about literacy activities for kids! She is so creative and shares lots of reading activities to do with kids. Thanks Jodie for being here today!
My name is Jodie from Growing Book by Book and I’m excited to be guest posting today on Teaching Mama.
My 2 and 3 year-old love all things to do with cars and trucks. I’m always on the look out for ways to incorporate literacy activities into their play. This is an idea that we all designed during one of our play sessions.
ABC Knock Down
Learning Behind the Activity
ABC Knock Down builds literacy, science and math skills.
The activity is a fun way to practice letter recognition. You could also practice letter sounds for kids who have already mastered letter identification.
Build engineering skills by challenging kids to build taller and stronger structures.
It’s a also a great counting activity. You can tell the child how many dominoes high to build the towers. Children can also build their structures and then count the number of dominoes in each.
Preparing the Activity
Materials Needed: dominoes, round removable stickers, permanent marker, a toy construction vehicle such as an excavator, wrecking ball or bulldozer
Playing the Activity
Build two towers of differing size with the dominoes. On top of each domino place a letter sticker. Have your child identify the structure that is the tallest. They should name it by the letter on top. If they are correct, they get to demolish the building with one of their construction vehicles. Play continues until interest is lost!
I’m not sure if they had more fun building the structures or destroying them! How do you add literacy learning into your child’s play. We’d love to hear your ideas.
Jodie Rodriguez has a passion for helping caregivers nurture our youngest readers. As a former National Board Certified early-childhood and elementary teacher and administrator she has worked with thousands of families and educators providing best literacy practices. She now stays home with home with her two young sons (ages 2 and 3) and is the creator/founder of Growing Book by Book.