So, the other day Jon and I had a “date” to Hobby Lobby (yes, when you are married 16 years, you turn just about every out-of-the-house-alone-together experience into a date) and we came across these giant foam letter stickers. I knew right away that these would be “Korban approved!” And sure enough, he had a blast doing this simple little project to help him learn more about building words.

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I took a plain white sheet of paper (but it might be more fun on a giant sheet of drawing paper) and put two words I wanted him to learn. Honestly, he already recognizes these two words, but I thought it would be good review to start with. I wrote in giant, spaced lettering:

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Next, he peeled off the backing and started sticking letters where they belonged. You can see I forgot to use uppercase, but that may have been a good exercise for him, anyway, since he had to switch from lower to uppercase in his head. (Thanks to his Preschool Prep videos, this is not a problem, though). 🙂

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One thing I loved about these letters was the size! He could easily peel the backing off and put them down on his own without getting frustrated.

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All in all, this was a fun and educational activity that met his needs as a kinesthetic learner! It was a great way to get him excited about sounding out words, too, as he decided to get a little creative and add/exchange a few letters in his words. 😉 I believe “Korban” ended up as “Kozvan,” so we had fun with the new nickname and giggling every time we went back to the page and sounded it out again!

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Hope this gives you some good fun with your little kinesthetic learners, too!


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