I found some beautiful stones that I just had to touch and feel. So naturally, if had to touch them I thought, so too would my preppies. Hmmmmm……….. What could I do with these stones????? We already have lots of interesting stones, rocks and pebbles in our classroom to play, sort and build with so perhaps I could make some kind of game with them. My preppies are really interested in making words so to enhance this interest, I decided to write the alphabet on them in both upper and lower case letters. These were quick and easy to make (approx. 15 minutes.)
To keep the natural theme, I used green puffy paint to write the letters, thinking they could be like moss on the stones and the puffy paint dries as a raised surface, enabling the children to feel the letters. The paint is slightly glittery as well which gives them a touch of magic.
When I was finished, my 18 year old saw them and immediately started to play with them, making words and sentences. I thought well………. if she finds them irresistable, hopefully, so too will my preppies!
Now they are finished I can envision endless opportunities for their use.
Here are just a few –
Matching upper and lower case letters.
Sorting….. too many ways to list.
In Sensory Tubs and of course making words.
I think I might just go and make some puntuation marks now, to go with the letters!