We have been having fun being “letter detectives” and “word builders” in my classroom recently. Kiddos can learn so much when making winter words as part of this preschool winter activity! Letter tiles are a great way to engage children in learning about letters and words.
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making words during a preschool winter activity
Making Winter Words in Preschool
I placed the winter words on a table in the classroom, then added the letter tiles. I made sure the tiles were turned over so the letters were right-side up.
For a few of the cards, I grabbed the needed letters and placed them on the card. I mixed the letters up and let some children rebuild the words on the cards.
Other children wanted to pick out their own winter words, so I let them have at it. They searched for the needed letters among the pile of letters on the table. I was so entertained at their excitement over finding each letter! They LOVED when I congratulated them on being “letter detectives”!
Some children built the words in order, going from right to left. They refused to move on until they had the needed letter. Others just added letters as they located them in the pile. Either way, they were all proud of themselves as they created the words.
I love how much learning was packed into this preschool winter activity! 🙂 The students get a lot out of building words. Here are just a few things they learn:
- Letter identification
- Letter matching
- Matching uppercase and lowercase letters
- We read and write moving left to right
- Letter sounds
- When letters are in a certain order they can create words
Other Ways to Learn
While the winter word cards are great for making words with letter tiles, that’s not their only use. Since I laminated the cards, the children can use dry erase or vis-a-vis markers to write over the letters. The word cards also make great references when the children are drawing and writing. They can also use magnetic letters to create the words on white boards and easels. I’m sure there are even more ways to use the winter word cards!
The clip art and font used are from D.J. Inkers.
How will you incorporate this preschool winter activity in your classroom/homeschool? I’d love to hear how your students/children used the word cards!