The most popular post on Growing Book by Book this year is a list of Literacy Ideas for Cars and Trucks. We are adding to that list today with a Monster Truck Phonics Jump. It’s perfect for building letter-sound relationships in a playful way.
MONSTER TRUCK PHONICS JUMP
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Getting Ready to Play
Materials Needed: monster trucks, toy cars, blocks or other building materials, circle labels, permanent marker
Write a letter on each sticker. Use letters that will be helpful for building cvc words such as a, e, i, o, u, t, p, m, s, n, c, b, r, f. Place a sticker on each car.
It’s time to let the kids build a jump or obstacle course for the monster trucks. Let their creativity soar.
When it’s time to lay out the cars for the vehicle to jump, call out a simple cvc word such as cat, men, or rot. Have you child listen for the beginning sound and find the labeled car that matches the sound. Repeat for middle and ending sounds.
Have your child run the monster truck through the course and jump the cars. Repeat with more words.
MORE CAR AND TRUCK IDEAS
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Laura Marschel says
I love this idea! My son is young still for CVC words, but his big sister can read now, so he loves to try to sound things out. I think he would be really engaged if we introduced this idea!
Jodie Rodriguez says
Laura, I hope you guys have fun with it. You could use it for alphabet recognition too. Just call out letters and have him find the cars that match the letters you call.