Using a wizard’s magic pot is a fun way to practice beginning letter sounds, blends and digraphs.
Medieval Magic – Lesson 14
I can identify beginning sounds including blends and digraphs.
Objective: To identify beginning letter sounds, blends and digraphs.
Materials: frog cut-outs, black cauldron, ladle, small objects, small paint brush, chalkboard
Procedures: Place several small objects in a black pot. (You can find plastic cauldrons at a dollar store around Halloween.) Place several small objects in the pot. Write corresponding letter sounds, blends and digraphs on the frog cut-outs. Your child will dip the ladle into the pot and scoop up an object. She will place it on the frog with the corresponding sound, blend or digraph.
Conclusion: Say a beginning sound (including known blends and digraphs) and have your child “paint” them on a chalkboard with water. Tell her to watch the words magically disappear.