When my boys need to work at spelling or sounding out words, it’s important to me that I find a phonics practice activity that’s both hands-on and interesting.
Today I’m back with another set of milk cap spelling mats – this time for short o.
You’ll need to collect a set of milk or bottle caps for this activity — or simply cut out paper circles with a large circle punch. Write letters on the milk caps, or print my set of letters and create your own milk cap letters with a bottle of Mod Podge. Here’s my tutorial which will tell you just how to do it and get you to the free patterns!
Once you’ve got your letters ready, print my free 24 FREE mats (get them at the end of this post). You can print just one side, or print them back to back. One side of the mats has the letters for your child to match.
I used this side with my three-year-old (almost four). He looked for the matching letters. Then I had him take off the caps and read each sound as he placed the cap on the matching letter. “/j/ /o/ /g/. Jog.”
My Five worked on the blank sides. He said the words slowly and found the correct letters.
Since I had printed the mats back-to-back, he slid off the circles and turned each mat over for self-checking.
I hope you enjoy these!
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