Lego, Lego, Lego…If I had to estimate, I think we probably have over 30,000 bricks. My two boys (and husband) are a bit obsessed. In fact, as I write this post, they are all gathered around the Lego table (our former dining room table) building creations. I too have had to get creative and come up with some literacy activities to meet the Lego demand. Today I have our Beginning Sounds Lego Game Jar!
BEGINNING SOUNDS LEGO GAME JAR
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Purpose of the Lego Game
Identifying initial sounds in words is an important piece of the phonological awareness tool box. Strong readers also have a strong phonological awareness. If we say the word, “Lego” and ask the child to identify the initial or beginning sound, we want the child to identify /l/.
This Lego Game Jar encourages children to identify objects in the jar and then isolate the beginning sound.
Lego Activity Set-Up
Materials needed: a medium-sized plastic container with a large opening (we used an orange juice bottle), various Lego bricks of one color, and miscellaneous Lego pieces (dog, Lego man, fence, window, door, etc.)
Ok, this is super easy. Fill the container will all the Lego pieces and put the cap on top. Bam, your done.
Playing the Beginning Sound Lego Game
Let the kids, shake and explore.
When an object is found amongst the colored Lego, identify the object by name. Then, isolate and name the beginning sound. For example, it the child finds a door, he would say, “door /d/.”
Tell the child a beginning sound. The child then turns and turns the Lego container until he or she spots the item that begins with the designated sound.
Shake and repeat.
Here are some more literacy ideas to use with Lego-loving kids.
Lego Beginning Sounds Activity
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Lego Retelling
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Christa Brown says
Fun! My kids are obsessed with legos right now, too. I’m in the midst of trying to get my 7 year old to write out words and sentences. Something along the CVC line. I wonder how I could use Legos to motivate her……… Now you’ve got me to thinking!
Jodie Rodriguez says
You and I are on the same wave-length. I’m working on some ideas to share soon!