Home Depot, Michael’s and the Dollar Tree are my three favorite stores when looking for ideas for creating teaching activities. During any holiday, Michael’s Craft Store has oodles of fun items that can add a little holiday spirit into your small group activities. While perusing the St. Patrick’s Day section, I found these adorable plastic shamrock gems, plastic gold coins and mini-leprechan hats. Instead of using the plastic counting tiles or blocks during phoneme segmentation activities, try using one of one these items. The gems and coins can be used instead of the tiles on the downloadable “Squaring Up” activity cards and students can simply move a hat for each sound in a given word.
When you download this activity, you’ll receive 44 colorful squaring up cards!
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.