Friday, May 2, 2014

Cookie Sheet + Magnetic Letters = Easy Early Literacy Center

Just thought I would share this extremely easy early literacy center I put together this week. All it took was some magnetic letters (on sale at Lakeshore Learning a few weeks ago), a cookie sheet and quick creation of a few printable literacy activities.

The purpose of this center is for kids to use the magnetic letters on the cookie sheet to create words and sentences. They can do this on their own or use the activities I provide as a guide. Both provided activity guides were created in Microsoft Word.

One of my activity guides focuses on letter knowledge, the other on word sounds. The goal of the first activity guide is to match the letters to the ones on the page. On the second activity guide kids are asked to create a few simple rhyming words.

The cookie sheet, letters and guides will be kept in a kit bag and placed in an empty area of our Children's Tech Center. Kids will be able to use them there or at any other table in the Children's Department.

What I like most about this literacy center (apart from how easy it was to create) is that it is very versatile. Kids can experiment with words and letters regardless of age or ability level.

Have you come up with a creative and easy idea for an early literacy center? I would love to hear it!


  1. This is such a great idea! Very tactile. Also, with more word sounds print-outs, kids can self teach with minimal adult guidance. It could be a great activity for kids to do at home too. Thank you :)

    1. You are very welcome. Glad you found it useful :)