New, Improved Chunks (Blends, Digraphs, and Diphthongs) Pokey Pin Centers that students love to do while exercising their hand muscles for fine motor coordination and learning their alphabet letters at the same time. These are independent centers that children can do on their own while you lead small groups. There are 3 choices of each of the 44 chunks for easy differentiation: just a picture for each letter of the alphabet, a picture with the upper and lowercase letter it starts with, and the picture with the word spelled out for each picture.
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The only materials needed are a push pin for each student and these papers stapled to a piece of construction paper and you will have ready-to-go literacy centers.
Directions: Put a staple at the top mid center and bottom mid center with the alphabet page on the top. Cut in half and you will have two sets. This must be done on a rug or carpet squares so that the push pin will go through the papers and create a pin hole.
Students will poke the push pins along the black lines of the upper and lower case letter as well as the simple black lined picture that has the corresponding letterÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s sound. Upon completion, students remove the white paper to reveal the dotted picture ready to hang on a window to let the light shine through. Children find this activity very relaxing and enjoyable and find the end results magical!