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Letter & Number Rice Activity


What kid doesn't like to dig in stuff and find hidden treasures?  What if those treasures were the letters in their name?  That might be motivating and fun!  I filled a small container with rice for this, but you could use beans, sand, or even pom pom balls.  Then hide the letters and watch them dig!  I had some students find and match the letters of their name on a sheet.


You could also use this same basic activity in several other different ways.
   
~   match capitals to capitals
~  match lower case to lower case
~  match capitals to lower case
~  match letters with pictures that begin with the same sound
~  match numbers to numbers
~  match number problems to the number answers


This picture (above) shows the activity as matching the letter with the picture with the same ending sounds.  The possibilities are almost endless!

I have made you the activity sheets to go with this.  There are 2 capital letter sheets, 2 lower case sheets, and a number sheet.  Grab them if you can use them!  

 

15 comments:

  1. That's a great idea! I even thought to do something with sight words for my 1st graders with the rice. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. Great idea! I had a large rice tub that we used for a math measuring center. I may need to get that back out!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  3. Awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Connie:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  4. This is great in a sensory table sitting right by the door of your classroom. It can get messy but the kids adore it. Some years our parents would dye the rice and the kids loved it!
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

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    Please help me out, I don't know what I'm doing. :-)

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  6. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  7. Looks like a great way to work on those letters and sounds. The more tools the better for these kids.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  8. Hi again, Lori,

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    Erica

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  9. Thanks Lisa R.! Sight words would work too!

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  10. Thanks Jennifer! Those rice containers can be used in so many different ways!

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  11. Thank you, Connie! I appreciate you coming by!

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  12. You're right, Fran, rice can get messy! I like that idea of dyeing the rice. I have dyed pasta before but I've never dyed rice.

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  13. Who's On First, I went to your blog. Looks like you are off to a great start! It looks great!

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  14. Thank you Erica! I will email you!

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  15. Thanks Tammy! The summer school kids loved working with it!

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