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Pick Letters, Make Words

30 min3 participants

Let's play!

  1. Pick 2 letters from the bowl.

  2. Make a word on the base with these letters and any others from the box.

  3. Read the word.

How to prepare

  • 2 base plates

  • All the bricks (letters) 

  • 1 bowl

Select 10 random letters from the box and place them in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Before the activity, arrange the additional letters in alphabetical order on the base plate or request the child to do so.

  • Suggest “Consider to make this activity more fun”.

Possible variations

  • One of the picked letters must be the first letter of the word.

  • Increase the difficulty of the letters placed in the bowl (mirror letters, rare letters).

  • Find words linked to a specific lesson (vocabulary).

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Creative

  • Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute

Social

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates: Gradually use appropriate vocabulary and/or ratings to describe a situation, present an argument

Cognitive

  • Develop tactile exploration: Locate name in braille

Emotional

  • Solicit information/assistance from appropriate persons in various settings

Did you know?

  • Learning through Play also involves being actively engaged. Imagine a child who’s fully absorbed in playing with a set of building blocks. He/she is actively imagining how the pieces will go together. This mental immersion and ability to stay focused are especially powerful in the context of Learning through Play. 

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