I began by making a few notes on sound blends and diagraphs that I’d chosen as a focus for learning. Doing this will also highlight how many word options your child can make using one roll.
Blend – When two or more consonants are together and you hear each sound eg. fl, cr sm
Diagraph – Two consonants stand together but make one sound eg. sh, th, ch
Here are some ways you and your child can use these word rolls.
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Happy Whimsical Hearts says
Ohh, now this is super clever! Love how you’ve used materials everyone would have lying around to create this too. You are very creative!
Deborah Alter-Rasche says
Such a great way for kids to see how the words are formed and consolidate their learning of those blends and diagraphs. You’ve explained this post in a way that makes it accessible to all parents at home. We actually needed to do some work on this so we’ll have to give this a go. I also have another fun DIY way of doing these that we used to do in the classroom that I’ll have to share soon. I’ll link this one in! 🙂
Easy Peasy Kids says
Brilliant I may just have to borrow this idea 🙂
Jackie@My Little Bookcase says
I’m always looking for ways to use my toilet rolls.
Rez P says
Ill be borrowing this when Dimples in a tad older.
Kate Gribble says
I saw someone a little while back make something similar using small wooden blocks…but there was drilling involved and measuring..and well all a little too hard 😛 This is WAY easier. Jack will like this. I think he will really enjoy spinning the tube to make new words.
Hinterland Mama says
Such a creative and simple idea. Love it.
Jodie Clarke says
Love the ease of this homemade activity…and it’s such a great learning tool…have already shared and pinned 🙂
Sam @ Thrive 360 Living says
Love this! Really a great idea and I love all of the learning tasks that it can be used for. Definitely going to do this. Thanks Kate!
Bekka Joy says
This is fabulous Kate! 🙂 I think we’ll give this a go this week!
Sonia Crestani says
What a neat idea. I live hands on resources!
Judy Roach says
Very creative I love the idea. I love colour though so i will use that same idea but I will paint the rolls.
Gorgeous idea Judy! They would be much more attractive to kids too if they were painted. Feel free to email me a picture once you’re done.
Such a simple but worthwhile idea!
BRILLIANT ….. I BORROWED THIS IDEA AND IT WAS DONE AS ACTIVITY IN THE CLASS.
How wonderful! Thanks for letting me know. Hope you find more great ideas on Laughing Kids Learn.
susen @Dabbling Momma says
what a fantastic way to re-use cardboard tubes! Might have to try this with my daughter but since we are learning CVC words I would include those! Pinning and sharing on my page 🙂
Absolutely! This approach is flexible enough for you to use whatever words you like. Thanks for your comment Susen.:)
Just curious… what is “chook”??
BRILLIANT idea. I love it!
Hahaha a chook is another term used for ‘chicken’. Probably used more in Australia than the rest of the world.
Thanks Victoria. I’m glad you like this idea. 🙂
Love this Kate. My daughter has been struggling a bit, so I’m definitely going to try this great idea out. Incidentally, when I saw you use the word “chook” I laughed out loud because I’ve never heard that word before outside my house! I’ve been using that since my little one was a baby. I say it over and over while tickling her. “chooky, chooky”. It has evolved into just chook now whenever the subject of tickling comes up.
Hahaha that’s so adorable. I love the word ‘chook’ and it’s such an endearing word to use with your child. So thrilled you like this idea and will use it with your daughter. I hope it helps her and is lots of fun. Thanks for the comment Dennis.
I work for a national organization and we are going to share a link to your idea with our therapists. They incorporate horses and equine movement into their patient’s plan of care.
Wonderful! Thank you kindly. 🙂