Our foam bath letters can be used for so many things, I just get giddy thinking about it. We recently used them for an initial sound activity.
We started small by laying four letters on the rug. I had Mini Me tell me what sound each letter made. He zipped right through all four letter sounds.
I told him the game was to find real things that started with each sound and bring them over to the letter. It took him about two seconds to find "bow" for /b/. It took a bit longer to get "train track" for /t/, but after some false starts, we made it.
/f/ was pretty difficult. We finally had to settle on using the hamburger and calling it "food".
Last, he found a picture block and used "sheep" for /s/. I was glad he was using his own instincts here because the sheep is actually on the L letter block for "lamb"!
We do this activity quite often. It can take as little as a few minutes, or a half hour depending on Mini Me's desire to play the game.
Here we have mommy and me for /m/, fire truck for /f/, stroller and sunglasses for /s/, and rooster for /r/. I only helped him with firetruck... the rest he did all on his own!
He wanted to use the tongs another day and we came up with Freddie (the train) for /f/, truck for /t/, and comb for /c/.
Another day, another round of our game. This time we have block for /b/, green for /g/, and car for /c/ and Mini Me did it completely on his own:
This is one of our games that he often requests to play: "Can we do that letter finding thing, Mommy?"
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