Vowel and Consonant Towers
Classify letters by category: vowel or consonant. Plan actions to complete directions and build letter towers.
Pick a brick.
Read the letter.
Identify if it is a vowel or a consonant.
Build 2 towers: one composed of consonants, the other of vowels.
How to prepare
1 base plate
6 bricks with vowels and 6 with consonants
The 12 bricks are mixed in the bowl.
Ask “How many do you think you got right?”.
Align the bricks horizontally on the base plate (no bowl is needed).
Choose different numbers of vowels and consonants.
Use a timer.
Increase the total number of bricks.
Collaborate with peers to build the tallest tower using all bricks, just consonants, or vowels.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Recognize words more and more easily: Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters)
- Track each letter, chain several letters together, produce a series of identical letters
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Follow rules in games led by adult, take turns
Did you know?
Academic outcomes, including literacy and numeracy, ultimately rely on many other skills across domains of children’s development.
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