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Word Building with LEGOS

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Word Building with LEGOS is a do it yourself activity for children learning to write to practice sounding out words, creating an ending and adding different letters to the beginning of words to "build words". Legos are small enough to encourage a tripod grasp, resistive enough to work the intrinsic muscles of the hands, and open-ended enough to encourage problem-solving and creativity in play.

Technical Specifications: 

Step One: Gather materials.

  • Lego Board.
  • Single Legos of various lengths.
  • Dry erase marker.
  • Baby wipes

Step Two: Use the dry erase marker to write out a CVC word on the Lego Board, using only straight lines.

Step Three (optional): Discuss the difference of using a dry erase marker, which can be wiped off with a baby wipe, and a permanent marker, which cannot be erased.

Step Four: "Build the word" covering the straight-lined letters with Single Legos of various lengths.

Step Five: Have the student think of other CVC words that has the same two ending letters (or a word that rhymes with the word) written on the Lego Board.

Step Six: Remove the first letter of the word from the Legos and use the Baby wipes to erase the Dry erase marker.

Step Seven: "Build" the next word by adding the first letter to the Lego Board, repeating Steps Two and Four.

Step Five: Remove the first letter of the word from the Legos and use the Baby wipes to erase the Dry erase marker.


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