It's another Materials Monday! It's so beautiful outside today, so I am currently sitting at Panera Bread and enjoying a refreshing lemonade.
Today I am reposting an older post, but I changed the activity up a little bit. I had an email from a very nice woman named Michelle, and she wanted a copy of the blank articulation popcorn activity. I asked her what she planned to do with it (since I'm nosy), and she said because she works with the younger kids, it's easier to put pictures on the popcorn instead of words. I was really excited about this because I'm going to be working with the preschoolers in the fall, so I decided to use her idea to create some of my own popcorn pictures. Thank you, Michelle, for this great idea! I only wish I had thought of it myself!
I decided to only do initial, medial, and final /k/, /g/, and /s/ since those are the phonemes that most of my preschoolers struggle with. I would be more than happy to take some requests to do other phonemes if you would like me to. Simply email me or comment here and let me know!
There are some blank popcorn kernels at the end of each phoneme download, but I decided to attach a whole blank popcorn download for your convenience.
/k/ picture popcorn
/g/ picture popcorn
/s/ picture popcorn
Also, I've gotten emails asking me where to find some empty popcorn tubs. You could always go to the movie theater and ask if they would be willing to give away a few empty popcorn tubs. If you decide not to go that route, I have seen some small popcorn tubs at Target in the dollar section, and I also found a four pack of popcorn tubs at T.J. Maxx/HomeGoods/Marshalls about two weeks ago! They only cost $6-$8 (I can't remember exactly).
I have one last announcement. I've decided to cut back Materials Monday to every other week only because it is summer, and I'm trying to enjoy my break. Don't worry, I'll still update occasionally with some good ideas and activities! Once school starts back up, I'll try and update Materials Monday weekly, but we'll have to see how it goes. Enjoy your summer!