Indoor Activity For Kids:

Popsicle stick clothespin blending

I like the idea of making a fun and educational toy for my son that he can play with over and over again and that actually teach him something. This activity will teach reading and practice fine motor skills.

When we played it we simplified it by writing every letter but the first letter of the sight word on the Popsicle stick. Then we wrote a letter to the clothes pin. That way you can easily teach words with the same ending such as cat and bat.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Popsicle stick clothespin blending.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Literacy includes reading, writing, and speaking. It is the basis of any child’s learning.

Literacy skills can be taught from baby age with playful games and activities, and continues to be taught at school age where literacy instruction is more formal than just play.

Step 1

Write a few sight words on the end of of each Popsicle stick, leaving out the first letter.

Step 2

Write each separate beginning letter from the Popsicle sticks on each clothes pin

Step 3

Show your kids how to play by matching the clothes pins to the popsicle sticks

When Sam clipped the matching letters on he said the sound as he clipped, blending them together /s/a/t/.