Macaroni word play
Make words out of macaroni to help your beginning reader practice language skills.
By Jane Ann Robertson, Consulting Educator
This simple project using alphabet macaroni, glue and paper can turn a long Saturday afternoon into a magical time.
What you'll need:
- Dried alphabet macaroni
Here's how to do it
Have your child think of a word. Make the first letter of the word with alphabet macaroni by gluing it on a piece of construction paper. Now, try to guess the word - no luck? Have your child glue down the second letter. Continue until the word is guessed. Then you take a turn. Concentrate on high-frequency words your child may be having problems recognizing such as because and there.