It’s almost Easter and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to a well deserved long weekend. With the kids home from school it can be a good time knuckle down and really get those literacy goals sorted. For the occasion I have put together some Easter themed literacy goals to make the whole process a lot more fun:
Letter egg boggle hunt (Spelling activity):
This task is great for working on spelling and reading. The items you will need are 20-50 Easter eggs (big or small), letter stickers (these can be purchased from any specialty stationary store) or just a permanent marker, a few Easter baskets or bags and a good spot for an egg hunt.
Start by placing a letter sticker on each egg or writing a letter on the egg with a permanent marker. You want to get an even distribution of all alphabet letters however try and put a few extra of each vowel and avoid doubling up on uncommonly used consonants such x and z. spread the eggs around the garden (or other allocated egg hunting area), give each child a basket and you are ready for the hunt. Once the kids have completed the hunt and have each found a few eggs at least, bring them all to the table to share what they have found. Once at the table, explain that each child must scramble their eggs to make as many words as they can with the letters on each. The person who gets the most words wins a prize which can be a large chocolate bunny or anything you think is appropriate as a motivator.
Letter to sound egg hunt:
The egg hunt can also be simplified to work on letter to sound correspondence. For younger kids that are working on identifying the sounds corresponding to each letter. All the items you need are the same as the activity above n this case it is best to put one of each letter in the egg hunt. Once the children have collected an assortment of eggs bring them all together to identify the sounds of each letter they have acquired. The winner of this task however is the child who can identify the most sounds of the eggs they have found. The winner once again will receive a prize of your choice.
This article was written by our speech pathologist Ashleigh Fattah. If you have questions about speech pathology contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a speech pathologist. We‘ll provide you with a straightforward, efficient and very effective treatment plan targeted to your concerns. Contact Us Today!