I have a roundup for you with lots of great ideas for reinforcing phonics skills during the summer.
Phonics is a very important part of Montessori education, and outdoor games during the summer (or any time the weather allows) can be a fun way to reinforce phonics skills.
Note: In Montessori education, we teach phonetic sounds before letter names. For any of the activities below, I would emphasize the letter sounds. Also, if you want to follow Montessori tradition, make the letters lowercase for your activities. Of course, set up your activities however works best for you and your child or students.
You can learn more about letter sounds and presenting phonetic activities through the links in this post: DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics for Preschoolers.
20+ Outdoor Phonics Activities
Letter Sound Freeze Dance from Meaningful Mama
Practicing Our ABCs Outside from Rubber Boot and Elf Shoes
Soccer Kick Sounds from JDaniel4’s Mom
Starting Sound Snapping (Photo from Life with Moore Babies
Icy Alphabet I Spy from Lemon Lime Adventures
Caterpillar Crunch Beginning Sounds Sort by From Playdough to Plato
Spray the Letter (Photo from Dirt and Boogers)
Watering an Alphabet Garden (Photo from Toddler Approved)
Disappearing Letters: Tracing Practice from Reading Confetti
Digging for Letters by Colleen of Sugar Aunts at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Garden ABC Letter Hunt from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Alphabet Game with Water Balloons from Teaching Mama
Outdoor Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from No Time for Flash Cards
Bean Bag Toss from True Aim Education
Beginning Letter Sounds Sort Game from Hands On : As We Grow
Noisy Letter Jump Phonics Game from The Imagination Tree
Outdoor Writing Center from Lalymom
Rock Word Families from The Preschool Toolbox
Gross Motor Phonics Games from Learn Play Imagine
Gross Motor Phonics Game: Walk the Word from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Montessori-inspired beach language activities using free printables with examples of how you can take almost any phonics activity outdoors – Montessori-Inspired Beach Language Activities (my post at PreK + K Sharing)
You’ll find a fun activity helping toddlers and preschoolers focus on phonetic sounds – Tactile Nature Letters with Free Printable Letter Templates
Have a great summer! 🙂
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