I found this wonderful idea on Itty Bitty Love today and just had to make it! Since I’m the lamination queen, I will probably use Xyron 900 Laminate/Magnet Refill Cartridge for the word cards, then regular lamination for page 2 and plain paper for page 3 because it offers a spot to draw the sentence.
Pg3 allows space for illustration, and pg4 are the sentence strips for the magnetic board.
Click here to download My First Sentence!
Its great practice for beginning readers! Basically, they can mix up the words any way they choose as long as they put it on the color strip in the correct color order: purple goes first, then orange, then pink, then finish with a black period card.
There is an illustration practice area if you choose, and also beginning writing practice, so discuss spacing between words, capitals at the beginning of the word, and ending with a period. If your child isn’t ready for the writing part, but is working on beginning reading then just make the silly sentences!
I also found an online Magnetic Poetry site that older kids can play! Fun!
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