I found this wonderful game on The Crafty Classroom and immediately LOVED it! I’m all about anything that can make learning more fun, and colorful, and pretty…and involves paint…and a trip to the craft store ;o)
Really this is another take on the Paint Chip Phonics game I made awhile back, but looks a little more interactive to me. So here’s how to make it:
- Wooden cubes from craft store
- 3 Colors of Acrylic Paint
- Foam paint brush
Step 1: I followed the advice on The Crafty Classroom and left 3 of the blocks the natural wood color so my children would know which blocks are the beginning letters.
Step 2: Next I painted the remaining 6 blocks to be used for the ending sounds. I painted the same color on opposite sides of each block. Just make sure to let the sides dry enough to handle before moving onto the next color.
Step 3: Write various ending sounds on each block. Since we’re learning 1 and 2 vowel words now, I went ahead and did both. I used random endings from the Paint Chip Phonics post (scroll to bottom for word list).
Step 4: Put in a workbox and hope it looks enticing to the unsuspecting kindergartner-2nd grader about to play the game!
Rules of the game: Roll the dice and then come up with as many words as you can, winner is the one with the most words! Since my children still need lines to be able to write legibly, I created a Word List worksheet just for this purpose: