This is our second year using the Zoo Phonics curriculum. The kids love it and learn the lower case letters and their sounds fairly quickly. This year we’re learning letters associated with our science themes and other activities the children are working on. We started the school year in September with “m” for measurement and “b” for ball. During October the focus has been on “h” for Halloween and “p” for pumpkin.
I printed Halloween word strips accompanied by a picture onto magnetic sheets. Enough letters for each word were also created. The children were all given a cookie sheet and each chose the Halloween word he or she wanted to work on. Their task was to match the order of the letters on the word strip to form the word. All of the children were very successful and proud of their work.
This activity is great for continual review of letters we learned in the past and also helps children to recognize that letters are used to create words.