Teaching a boy how to read has had me embracing my creative side!
One fun activity we have found is what I call "phonics toss."
While others are buying pencils and paper for school supplies, I raided the Target dollar section for $1 beach balls. I stocked up!
We started playing it last year with vowel sounds, new phonograms, words he was challenged by, and the few sight words we did. It was a huge hit!
We just started our second phonics ball for new phonograms and he is no less enthrall we with the game. What a fun way to practice!
You can use dry erase markers to reuse it but I found it can be a little messy. :) I just have been using sharpies and adding to the ball until its full and then starting over. As of yet I haven't carried over any sounds from the previous ball because after playing it a few times he has then down!
My kids love games, and I love games that take little to no preparation and no mess! :)
This game can be varied for so many different things: Bible verse review, math facts, Foreign language vocabulary, alphabet for little ones, history or science review...the possibilities are endless.
Make it fun, make it stick!