This activity is to make a Simple reading wheel to help your child practice word families.
What you need
- 3 paper plates
- 1 old earring ( metal/STUD)
Take 3 paper plates.
Paper plate #1
Cut one Paper plate into a smaller circle.
Paper plate #2
Cut a small piece of the side of the plate.
Paper plate #3
Keep as it is
Take any earring with a safe metal clasp.
I have so many earrings where I have lost one in the pair so I used one of those. [ Please be very careful if it is a small earring and you have children who might put it in their mouth]
Poke the Earring through the 3 paper plates in order ! Pin the papers before you write the alphabets so that the direction you write the alphabets is correct.
I wrote common consonant letters on the small circle like c,b,p,t,r,m,s
on the big paper plate I wrote the word family letter patterns- at, en, ig,id,ed etc
Added some borders to make it clearer 🙂
and it’s ready!!!!
It was a fun way to practice words. For today Elijah was able to read only the “at” words.
But it will help him practice and learn other sounds faster !
Hope you try it and let me know if it helps improve your child’s reading too!
Here is a similar spinning wheel for numbers