Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hocus Pocus - Making -op Words (with a free printable)

(4 1/2 Years)

We are just beginning week three of pre-K (long, deep sigh).  Our incredible teachers informed us that they are now going to be delving into their curricula this week, and with that is HOMEWORK!  I've never been so happy to hear that homework is coming.  We can now get back to learning through play, while incorporating what they are learning in the classroom.

My inner-teacher came bounding out when I printed out the homework packet (all of their homework is optional, but encouraged).  A few of the worksheets were about the CVC - op family.  I love word families- there are so many cute, playful activities we can do.  I knew right away we'd use our magic wands that we just got at The Dollar Tree this summer!  They love playing with them.  I set out Wild One's magician shirt and a fairy Godmother gown for Little Miss - and then we sat down ready to preform our magic.

Wild One and Little Miss had fun waving the wand and saying, "hocus pocus" or "bippity boppity boo" while creating new words.  I loved how surprised they were that they could turn the letter "b" into "bop" by waving the wand and placing it after the "b".  The smiles say it all!

Are you ready to play?  You don't need a magic wand. You can use a craft stick, a pencil or even a spoon.  Below is the link to the free printable, when you click on the picture you will be able to download the activity sheet.  Don't you love when most of the work is done for you?

Have fun learning!  

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