If you’re like me, you enjoy brainstorming creative ideas for how your kids can break away from pencil and paper activities and approach learning in ways that engage as many of their senses as possible. Around here, we are all about hands-on learning opportunities, and creating words in Playdoh has been a great activity for my kids.
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Letter Stamping & Word Stamping
At the early preschool level, we have used Playdoh and alphabet stamps to simply learn about letters:
Letter Stamping has been fantastic for encouraging letter recognition – chatting about letter sounds (and words that start with those letters) along the way.
As my kids have started learning more and more words, we have taken this a step a further and used Playdoh and alphabet stamps to practice:
- sight words
- CVC words
- spelling words
- vocabulary terms
Word Stamping Activity: Sight Words, CVC Words, and More!
The tiny little tubs of Playdoh are perfect for 3-letter and 3-letter words. In fact, the Playdoh doesn’t even have to come out of the container. WIN!
As we continue to extend this activity with larger words and terms from various subject areas, we will be forced to roll the Playdoh out in front of us in order to have a larger workspace. I think I can handle it…deep breaths…deep breaths…Okay, I think I’ll at least use some type of tray (or cookie sheet) to contain the mess…I’ll keep you posted. *smile*
Anyone else have a love-hate relationship with Playdoh? I think it’s such a great learning tool, but I have to mentally prepare myself for “Playdoh Time”. Ha! Please tell me I’m not alone…
Not sure you have these resources on hand?
- Alphabet Uppercase & Lowercase Alphabet Stamps Available Here – Similar to the ones pictured
- 10-Pack of Regular-Size Playdoh Available Here
- Mini-Size Playdoh Available Here
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