I was shopping at one of my favorite “go-to” stores for fun holiday manipulatives and found these adorable heart gems. It’s easy to make an activity a little more engaging by simply changing the materials. Changing the manipulatives for segmenting activities is super easy and the kiddos love it. Gems such as these hearts work great for holidays and you can always find them in the Dollar Tree for each season. Mini-erasers are fun too and you can find them for each holiday and sport.
These are the gems that I found in the holiday section at Walmart. You can use the pictured cards from the Squaring Up activity available in my TpT store if your students need the visuals.
Click HERE to download the Squaring Up activity from my TpT store.
For students who are a little more advanced, simply say a word and have them move a gem for each sound. Here’s a “cheat sheet” with 2-, 3- and 4- phoneme words that you can use during your small group instruction.
Click the following link to download the free cheat sheet Phoneme Segmentation Cheat Sheet
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!