Word Building With Refrigerator Magnets

Use refrigerator magnet letters to reinforce reading and spelling. I’ll start by spelling a word on the magnetic dry-erase board, such as “cat.” Then we’ll switch out the beginning letter of his choosing. I’ll have him sound out the word with the new letter and if he picks a letter that doesn’t spell a word, I’ll tell him it’s not a word and he’ll pick another one.

Then we’ll switch the ending and try “-un,” for example. We’ll go through that word family.

I usually let him free play with the letters too. He likes to line up random letters and try to spell them out, usually resulting in gibberish, but he has fun telling me that it’s not a word!

Because it’s a magnet board, he’s able to pick it up and walk around with it or turn it upside down and the letters are not going to fall off.

Supplies: I bought the magnetic dry-erase board off Amazon.com for $8.50 and already had a stash of refrigerator letter magnets.

Preparation: None, but involves participation.

Author: Olivia

I am a mom and a homeschooling teacher of two little ones. I am also a Biblical Studies major with a hobby in Creation Science. I love to research Biblical topics and how science and the Bible live in harmony with each other. I learn beside my children when we read, build, and explore with the help of our glorious classroom - God's green Earth!

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