This activity would make a great center activity or busy box idea. All you need to do is print (see FREE download below), cut, and play.
Valentine Syllable Game
Materials Needed: printable jars and heart candies (download below), scissors, sticks or paper straws (optional)
- Print the jars and candies included in the free download.
- Cut out the pieces and lay them on the work surface.
- Have a set of sticks or paper straws on hand. A drum or clapping with your hands will work too.
Have the child select one candy and name the object pictured. Then say, “Let’s tap (or drum or clap) the word parts.”
Together, clap the parts and count how many claps or taps were used for the word. Then, find the correct jar (1 syllable, 2 syllables, 3 syllables, or 4 syllables) to place the candy sucker. Complete for each candy until all of them have been placed.
Download Your Printable Syllable Awareness Game
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Valentine Books to Enjoy
Every activity is richer with a read-aloud. Try one of these books to enjoy.
Enjoy this tasty syllable awareness counting with the students and know you are helping them build a strong literacy foundation.