I think that almost every household has an empty cardboard roll on hand. So, I thought I would share some fun literacy activities that you can create with a toliet paper roll or two!
Now if you are concerned about germ issues with a toliet paper roll, you can use paper towel rolls or gift wrap rolls instead. You will just need to cut them to the appropriate size.
17 Literacy Activities
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If your little ones love to play with cars and trucks, these activities will build off their play and give them a little literacy practice.
1. Create billboards to help build awareness of environmental print.
2. These ABC tunnels from The Pleasantest Thing are fun to drive through.
Continue the alphabet fun with these ideas.
3. This AB”Seed” sensory bin provides a hands-on way to learn the letters of the alphabet.
4. Go on a letter hunt through the house or neighborhood with these rainbow binoculars from Crafty Morning.
5. These “reading glasses” by Krokotak would also be perfect for spotting letters or for enjoying a good book.
7. Practice sight words with this Roll, Pop and Read activity from Sugar Aunts.
Cardboard rolls make great puppets for lots of language play. Here are a few of my favorites.
8. Make a paper family by Happy Hooligans to tell stories about your own family.
9. Bunnies from The Craft Train would be fun for a spring themed puppet show. You could try a retelling of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
10. Kids can create their own adventure stories with these superhero puppets from Crafts by Amanda.
12. A fairy tale with these princess and dragon marionettes from Parents.com could be premiering tonight.
Also try a few storybook inspired crafts that all use cardboard tubes.
14. How to Catch a Star by In the Playroom
15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Danya Banya
16. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom from Life, Crafting and Teaching
17. This cardboard tv from The Cheese Thief would be fun to use to feature a book commercial.
Have fun creating these literacy activities with a common household item!
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