Here is a quick, inexpensive way to build a road for your students. Buy 3 long sheets of black craft foam paper. Using a sentence strip as a guide, cut strips through your craft foam. Glue a "speed bump" (yellow craft foam) on top of one end of the road strip. You will need to put a magnet strip on the underneath side of the speed bump part of the road. Also place a magnet strip on top of the opposite end of the road. I make a road strip for each letter of the alphabet.
|Students can build the road in ABC order. I always use lowercase letters because those are the ones they will encounter the most when reading.|
My favorite part of the game is that it is quieter because it's made out of foam. YES - always an added bonus in a busy early childhood classroom:-)
Here are our whole group "Speed Bump" cars that they students hold during group time. We take turns stepping on speed bumps around the room to change our words.
Want a fun song to play with the road game? Take a sneak peak at my Five Word Families Multimedia file.
You can find it on Teachers Pay Teachers. And it's on sale today. Click HERE to see it on my store.
I also have a GAME ACTIVITY PACK and BOOK SET and the mp3 INDIVIDUAL SONG that goes with it too. Have fun building Literacy Roads!
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