One of the most popular posts on Growing Book by Book is 8 Magnetic Alphabet Games. Today I thought I would share some more of our favorite magnetic letter activities. So grab the letters and let’s play.
5 Magnetic Letter Activities
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For all of these activities you will need a set of magnetic letters. There are lots of different letters on the market. These are our absolute favorite ones. We have had them for years. I love the size and durability of this brand. I definitely recommend a lowercase and uppercaseset.
1.Can You Circle the Letter?
This is one my 4 year-old’s favorite alphabet game to play.
- Place four letters on the board that your child needs to practice. Leave space between each letter. We do two rows of two letters.
- Have the child hold the marker and listen as you sing this catchy jingle based on the tune, “Do You Know the Muffin Man.” It’s called Can You Circle the Letter. Let’s say one of the letters on the board is “t”. The song would sound like this. Circle the letter t. The letter t. The letter t. Circle the letter t. /t/, /t/, /t/.
- Your child should circle the correct letter.
- Continue through all four letters. Have your child remove the letters when finished and erase the board.
- Repeat with four new letters.
2. Letter Flies
Use your magnetic garage door for this letter activity that is full of movement.
Materials Needed: magnetic letters, painter’s tape, a magnetic garage door
To Play: See the Letter Flies directions here.
3. Trains and Magnets
Combine the love of your toy trains with magnetic letters. I have no idea why I didn’t think of this idea sooner!
Materials Needed: toy trains with magnetic cranes and magnetic letters
4. Alphabet Magnet Beginning Sounds Activity
Use magnetic letters to match letters with sounds.
Materials Needed: magnetic letters, cookie sheet, and the free printable for Kindergarten Connection
5. Spelling Sight Words
Practice spelling sight words or word family words with this idea from Mom Inspired Life
Materials Needed: magnetic letters, dry erase markers, and a dry erase surface
To Play: See Spelling Sight Words directions here.
Check out the video below to see some of these great ideas and more!
Still want more ideas? Check out 8 More Magnetic Letter Games.
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