A construction theme is a perfect theme for phonological awareness work because phonological awareness is all about building pre-reading readiness.
Let’s build early literacy skills with these fun and playful activities.
Activities to Build Phonological Awareness and Early Literacy Skills
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What do you get if you cross a digger and a dinosaur? A diggersaurus of course. Learn about these construction dinos and the work they do in Diggersaurus by Michael Whaite.
Then use this circle time song and beginning sounds activity with the students.
Print a set of the printables (see below). Cut the icon cards apart. Laminate for durability. Fill the sensory bin with sand and add the icon cards. Add a plastic shovel.
Time to Play
Introduce the song to the students and show them your digging ground (aka sand sensory bin.) Invite someone to dig up a card and identify the picture. Ask students to then identify the beginning sound.
Repeat the song and have another student dig up a card. Repeat the naming and identifying of the beginning sound.
Grab the printable by clicking the purple button below.
Keep the learning going with a little alphabet practice too. This activity can be used with just about any construction themed book below.
But, it does pair nicely with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker.
Visit the Alphabet Dig Post for all the details and to grab the printable to go with it.
Construction Theme Read-Alouds
Enjoy reading aloud construction theme books with little ones.—>Construction Truck Themed Books
Getting digging into some fun early literacy learning.