This week the Early Childhood Education team is exploring the theme of robots. We have a super cute robot beginning sounds activity to compliment a brand-new book that we are sharing. Read a fun book and build phonemic awareness. Win! Win!
Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The publisher sent me a copy of Raybot. All opinions expressed are my own.
Raybot by Adam Watkins has been very popular in my house. My kids have been a bit obsessed with robots lately so this was a perfect fit. Raybot is a bit lonely and yearns for a friend. He sets off on a journey to find a friend that barks. He encounters lots of nice and helpful animals. In the end, Raybot finds not one but two friends.
The Robot Beginning Sounds Activity
Materials needed: recycled craft items (containers, paper and boxes), aluminum foil, tape, pipe cleaners, scissors, hole punch and the free printable (see below)
- Make a robot from craft materials. Let your imagination soar. Add pipe cleaners for arms.
- Print the robot friends (some of the animals Raybot encounters in the book) printable below. Cut out each circle and punch a hole in each one.
Now, it’s time to play. Lay out all of the animal friends. Say to your child, “Robot wants a friend who begins with the /b/ sound. Which friend does he/she want?” Your child should look through all the pictures and find the animal that begins with the /b/ sound (bear) and hang that animal on the robot’s arm. Continue to play until all the animals have been identified.
Check out the Early Education Team’s posts on robots for more fun early childhood ideas on the topic.
Learning 2 Walk shares a printable robot alphabet matching activity.
Mom Inspired Life shares 5 games to play with alphabet robot cards.
Erase a Robot is a fun way to practice reading words from The Educators’ Spin On It.
This robot patterning idea from Munchkins and Moms is genius.
After you are done with the math activity above, use the materials to make this robot sensory bottle from Fun-a-Day.
Use your engineering skills to make robot toys from Capri+3.