Stepping Stones: 26 white naugahyde (soft plastic) rectangles, 5” x 6”, with lower case red and blue letters painted on them in exact lettering as the sandpaper letters.
- Put out about 6 letters in a row from the center of the “ellipse” to the end of the ellipse, leaving a few inches between each one (for visual clarity).
- With 2 feet (slippers OK), jump on one and say the phonetic sound. Jump to the next one and say the sound, etc.
- Let each child have a turn. Use this as a transition activity.
During work time:
- Put the Stepping Stones in a nice basket on the language shelf, in the proper sequence, near the sandpaper letters.
- Show the children how to carry them to a rug. They can get 2 rugs if they like.
- They may put out up to 5 letters, laying them horizontally on the length of the rug, or 5 more on the second rug.
- Then they may jump and say the sounds. Two children can work together on this.