DIY CHALKBOARD BRANCH CIRCLES. I’m always peeking for delight methods to encourage and motivate kids to develop their fine motor and writing skills. I made these DIY blackboard associate circles for my prekindergarten type (age 5) to complete an exhilarating new canvas for youngsters to mark and note on.
There are many ways to use DIY chalkboard unit circles, such as writing notes, numerals, figures, terms, and names. The views are unlimited!
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
You will need branch circles, blackboard paint, a brush, and chalk.
When you apply blackboard paint, all you need is one coat.
TO FORM SHAPES
- Sort – combine – classify shapes, pairs, etc.
- Game memory: Draw the shapes twice on each branch circle and rotate them. The children twist two curls of twigs to reveal the two bodies. If they match, the children keep the couple. If you don’t check, flip the shapes to try again.
- Drawing Shapes: fun canvases to practice drawing shapes. We started with the primary conditions of circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles. You can expand it to other forms as well.
- Writing numbers: Depending on your skill, they can be numbered 0-5, 0-10, or 0-20.
- Put a number on each branch circle and arrange the numbers from 0-10 or 10-0.
- Create a chaotic number line. Children mix up the numbers and put them in the correct order.
- Game memory: write the numbers twice on each branch circle and turn them over. The children twist two rings of branches to reveal the numbers; if they match, the children keep the couple; If they don’t check, flip the numbers again to try again.
- Match counting game: write the number on a circle of branches on the board and on another to compare the drawing at some points. For example, write the number 5 and draw five dots on another branch circle for the number five. This becomes a counting and mapping activity for kids. Through exciting educational videos.
- Note all the alphabet notes on the blackboard with the branch circles in chalk.
- Sort the alphabet from a to z. Use an alphabetical table to help you if necessary.
- Add props that start with each letter of the alphabet, e.g., B. a toy car for the letter “c.” The children place the toy car over the circle of branches on the board with the letter c—move-in the same form with all additional letters of the alphabet.
- Just use the letters SATIN to form small CVC words like pat, sat, nap, sap, pin, tin, and so on.
- Have the children write each letter of their name on a separate branch circle on the board.
- Rearrange the letters of your name and put them back in the correct order.
- Expand learning by adding the letters in the child’s last name.
WORDS IN SATIN AND CVC
The SATIN letters are the first six letters recommended to teach children a structured synthetic approach to reading and writing. It’s a well-known synthetic phonics method to prepare the letter, and it sounds fun and multi-sensory. Children learn to use letters to read and write words. The letters are not sorted alphabetically. We can choose the first group (s, a, t, i, p, n) because they make up three-letter words simpler than six other letters.
- Move the letters S, A, T, P, I, and N to form words. Write these words on a mini chalkboard, student notebook, or paper.
- Create flashcards with CVC words or SATIN words. Children are working with a partner, and one child evokes a comment that the other child must make using the letters on the branch circles. Each child takes turns solving the various tasks.
- Fine motor development
- Hand-eye coordination and control
- Language development: names of shapes, numbers, letters of the alphabet, CVC words
- Mathematics: sorting, classifying, correspondence, number recognition, representation and basic form drawing, counting.