In homeschool, we're currently working on getting very, very familiar with the vowels and the short sounds they make. The boys know them all well, but not quite well enough yet. When they are fluent, I will introduce a consonant and start some blending. I'm very excited...and trying to be patient. :)
If you'll refer back to my goals, this lesson had my goal (as the teacher) in mind as well as the letter/letter sound goal for my 4-yr. old.
I know, it is sort of weird that we used old egg shells...But, it was a way to take a mundane task and spice it up a bit. Plus, the kids get excited about gluing....so that actually satisfies another of my goals for the kids. :)
The egg shells idea was not mine originally...I got it online. You can use the idea too, if you want.
We have other activities we're doing to get these vowels ingrained in our brains. I'll share them later.
My 4-yr. old is currently saying, "Mom, I want to do a lot of homeschooling!"...so...gotta go!