Creating engaging activities for your little learners will not only help them develop skills you have created for them, but it will make learning FUN! Our initial sounds Halloween sort does just that and you can grab it for free, too!
Literacy Center Prep
I placed all of the manipulatives in the cauldron I got at Dollar Tree and we reviewed the letters and their sounds together. Time to start sorting!
Initial Sound Sort
There were a few times he got “stuck” on some of the objects. I would never give him the answer or even really help him. But instead, I said the word with the sound he chose.
For example, for “motorcycle” he said it began with /t/ (aside from the fact that he hadn’t noticed /t/ wasn’t an option, yet). I said “totorcycle”, causing extreme laughter and forcing him to rethink his answer.
He said the word slowly again and was able to determine it began with the /m/ sound. Also he was able to correct himself and determine the sound and which letter it belonged to.
Halloween Literacy Centers
Creating engaging activities like this center is perfect during the holidays. Since Halloween is a sugar-filled week of hyper kids wanted to have fun more than learn. Giving them a new, hands-on and cute game to play makes a crazy week more manageable.
You can download this free literacy center and an extra printable by clicking the MJCS download image and waiting to be redirected to the resource in your browser.
More Halloween Fun
Want some more Halloween resources for your learners?
Differentiate your teaching with this Halloween math game.
Create Halloween art with some spooky supplies in your classroom.
Enjoy sensory exploration with a 00ey-gooey Halloween oobleck.
Bring some Halloween books into the classroom to share with your learners.