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Play on Words

20 min2 participants

Let's play!

Place letters, one at a time, to create new words.

  1. Player 1 : Think of a 3-letter word and find the letters to write the word on the base plate.

  2. Player 2 : Change the word by removing and replacing a brick with a new letter or by adding an additional brick.

  3. Both players : Continue taking turns until no more words can be created.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • All the letter bricks

  • 1 bowl

Place all the bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Additional letters can be pre-arranged in alphabetical order on an additional base plate. Could be a warm-up activity!

  • Encourage collaborative help between players.

Possible variations

  • Begin the activity with a prompted word.

  • Change the number of letters in the starting word.

  • Remove, replace or add more than one letter.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Discover the function of the written word: Participate in the writing of certain words

Creative

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

Emotional

  • Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading: Discuss word meanings, link new meanings to those already known
  • Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading: Recognize and join together with predictable phrases, discuss favorite words and phrases

Physical

  • Develop tactile tracking skills: Locate, read an identified number of word or letter on a line (i.e. 4th word on line 2)

Social

  • Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

Did you know?

  • A critical requirement is that children must experience agency and be supported rather than directed. This means seeing children as capable and providing opportunities to exert their thinking and actions in a social context where others have the same rights.

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