Word building requires creative thinking. Flashcards and cover & write methods will just not cut it! Make magnetic letter blocks to add fun to your spelling lessons or literacy centers!
These DIY magnetic letter blocks are real easy to make, but it does take a bit of time. Also, be sure to make loads of different blocks(even if you have to print double the letter blocks ) incase the magnets do not work out exactly. That happens!
What you’ll need:
- wooden blocks
- small magnets
- the FREE printable letters
- glue gun or super glue
- Modge Podge or watered down white glue
Glue the magnets to two sides of the blocks. Try to glue the magnets so that it will stick to each other. Then, stick the letters to the blocks. Try to group vowels, consonants, long vowel combinations, R-controlled options, double consonants together. Remember, the more blocks you have the more options there will be, which is a good thing.
Using blocks for word building helps with phonemic awareness since each block represents a sound, just how one hears the sounds in the word, then spells it.
Print the cards and laminate it. I’m making the CVC and Blend words FREE, the rest(digraphs, long vowels, R-controlled and irregular words) you can get from our TPT Store for only $3! The cards are color coded too, making it easy to differentiate in class. (Find the FREEBIE ACCESS instructions right below!)
Have fun word building with these DIY magnetic blocks! You can, however, simply use blocks without magnets if you wish, I just found that magnets make learners more interested.