Learn through Movement - Gross Motor Phonics Games
On Monday I shared the first post in the Learn through Movement series I'm doing with Mess for Less and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. For three days this week each of us will post an activity to help children learn while moving and playing.
Monday - Math
Wednesday - Reading
I set up two simple gross motor phonics games for my older boys. J-Bug (4) worked on letter sounds. JZ (5) worked on letter blends.
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I set up two game grids with sidewalk chalk. For JZ I wrote common letter blends to work on phonemic awareness. For J-Bug I wrote out the alphabet. Set up took less than five minutes, and then I called the boys outside to play.
The instructions were simple. JZ hit the hockey puck then blended the letters the puck landed on. For an added gross motor challenge, he chose a blend then tried to hit the puck on that letter blend.
To extend the phonics lesson, when JZ blended the letters he thought of a few words that start or end with the blend.
The rules were the same for J-Bug. He said the letter sound when the puck landed on a letter.
I think his puck landed on the letter C about ten times.
If you don't have a hockey set, don't let that stop you! You can enjoy some gross motor learning fun by tossing bean bags onto the sounds.
For more ideas follow my Motor Development board on Pinterest.