Five Under $5: Literacy

We bring you five engaging literacy activities, each less than $5 to recreate. Try these at-home lessons with your students or children to make learning literacy fun!

Index Cards Vowel Match

  1. Label note cards leaving space for vowels
  2. Mark clothespins with vowels
  3. Mix and match clothespins and note cards

Uppercase & Lowercase Spoon Match

  1. Write uppercase letters on the tip of the spoon
  2. Write the lowercase letters on the bottom of the clear spoons
  3. Based on your child, decide on how many pairs of spoons to use
  4. Have your child match letters by stacking the spoons
  5. These can also be used for alphabetizing practice

Word Family Cup Stacker

  1. Label plastic cups
  2. Vary labels in capitalization and word families
  3. Stack cups to create word families

Stack cups to create word families

  1. Write word family sounds on each cup
  2. Write words on the heads of spoons
  3. Make holes for spoons in bottom of cups
  4. Have your child match the spoons to the cups

Word Family Cup Stacker

  1. Write the first letter on the rim of your cups
  2. On a second set of cups, write the two letter word endings
  3. Stack the two sets to create the word family words