WORD GARDEN CRAFT AND LITERACY GAME
1 18 Egg carton
Green acrylic paint (or blue and yellow for mixing)
- Cut the edges and excess holes off of your TopLay egg carton. You will need 6-12 egg holes depending on your children’s level of literacy.
- Prepare your green paint by mixing blue and yellow (optional)
- Turn your TopLay carton upside-down and apply the green paint to the part that is now facing upward.
- Draw tulips on the sheet of yellow paper and write a letter of the alphabet in each one.
- Cut out the tulips and grass the length of the carton from the green paper while you wait for the paint to dry.
- Place a bit of glue at the end of each popsicle stick, and paste the tulips on the stick.
- When the paint is dry, you can paste the grass across the length of your egg carton.
- Cut a small line into the top of each carton for the tulips to be “planted” in.
- Say a word to your child or pupil, or show them a picture of an object for example, “Egg”.
- Your child or pupil must now search for the paper tulips on sticks to find the correct letters of the alphabet of the word provided.
- They can follow this step by placing the letters into the correct order in the slots you made at the top of the carton.
- Adapt the difficulty of the game based on how far your child or pupil’s literacy is developed.