Set up a clothes line with clothes pins for children to hand their name out to dry. They can even hand words of study out to dry. This is a fun way for children to work on letter recognition and also learning that letters form words.
Here is what we did:
• Write each students name on a sentence strip and cut apart, putting the letters in an envelope and write students name on the out side of the envelope.
• Write words of study on a sentence strip and cut apart, putting the letters in an envelope and write the word of study on the out side of the envelope along with a picture on the word pasted on the envelope.
• Students take a name or word of study from the pile of envelopes and attach the letters to the clothesline in order using the clothespins.
Materials: Yarn, dowels, mini-clothespins, sentence strips, envelopes, plaster of paris and an empty container, we used paint cans that were donated from the local paint store. (butter tubs, yogurt tubs, or any other type of container) Pour plaster of pairs into the container and place one dowel in the middle of the container and let dry. String yarn between the two dowels to create your clothesline. Hot glue yarn to the top of the wooden dowels to keep it in place. We placed the envelopes in the paint can for the children to access on their own. We also placed a basket of clothes pins near the clothes line.