Fizzy Reading

Fizzy Reading



 

This is one of those activities that the boys and I LOVED and I am SO EXCITED to share with you! It is the perfect union of reading/decoding and science. And it was definitely a huge hit at our house.

 

Our hands-on fizzy reading activity encourages your child to decode (or sound out) simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  an alphabet mold, baking soda, vinegar, water, and a squeeze bottle.

 

 

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1. Mix a baking soda and water paste so that it is thin enough to pour into the alphabet mold. Freeze for at least a few hours.

 

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2. Take out 2 consonant letters and a vowel from the mold to make a simple CVC word. Place in a shallow dish and fill your squeeze bottle with vinegar. Add food coloring, if you choose.

 

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3. Have your child squeeze the vinegar onto the baking soda letters and say each sound as they make the letters fizz!

 

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 Watch the letters fizz and melt away!

 

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 Continue decoding other CVC words, encouraging your child to say each sound as he/she fizzes the letter!

 

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Little Brother said after we had decoded a few words that, “this was the funnest thing ever.” You can’t argue with a 5-year old!

 

 

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 Check out more ways to make reading fun here.

 

 

One Comment

  1. Someone linked one of your past posts on Facebook and I followed over and am so glad I did because I love your blog! I homeschool my kids and LOVE finding activities to spark their interest. You’re so creative! Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas!

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