Letter Soup Game

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Work on letter recognition and site words with this fun and simple reading game! If you like this activity, try our Turkey Letter Game which focuses on the same skills.

What You’ll Need:
*Construction Paper
*Scissors
*Marker
*Soup Pot or bowl
*Ladle or spoon
*Scissors
*Index cards

Preparation:
*Cut 1-inch squares of paper and write all the letters of the alphabet, upper case and lower case, one per square. Make multiples of those that are most common – such as vowels and s, t, r, n, l, m, etc.
*Write simple three-letter consonant-vowel-consonant words on index cards (such as cat, dog, pet, pig, bug, etc.). You can also do site words and the names of people in your family.

Activity:
*Put all the letters into your soup pot.
*Have your child pick an index card. Sound out the word with him/her and identify each letter in the word.
*Using the spoon or ladle, have your child scoop out some letters. If the letter matches, put it on the index card in its proper place. If it doesn’t match, put it back in the bowl.
*Move onto harder words when your child is ready.
*If your child is already beginning to read, you can have them scoop out letters and make their own words (real or nonsense) with the letters they have found. This is a great way to work on letter sounds and combinations with children who have already started reading basic words.
*Send us a picture of your kids playing Letter Soup we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Cookie Sheet Reading - from MyActivityMaker.com
*Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! - at Amazon.com for one cent!

This activity can be found in the Games & Activities section of our site.