Tactile letter cards are an amazing way to help children learn their letters and phonics skills. Children are able to physically feel the letters instead of just seeing them. On today’s post, I am going to share with you how you can make your own tactile letter cards that you can use in your classroom, homeschool, or literacy centers to help your students learn any phonics or Orton-Gillingham concept.
Create your own Tactile Letter Cards
Write the phonograms or letters on index cards with a marker. Spread glue in the shape of the letters and wait until the glue dries. This will create a raised line that the kids can feel as they run their fingers over the letters. You can use lots of fun different colors of glitter glue if you like, it adds a bit of bling to the cards.
Using Pipe Cleaners:
Write the phonograms or letters on index cards with a marker. Draw a line of hot glue on the card and push the pipe cleaner into it. This creates a nice fuzzy surface for the children to feel as they are tracing the letters with their fingers.
More Material Ideas:
Want to try some additional materials to make fun tactile letter cards? You can use these ideas:
- Textured yarn
- Pom poms
How to Use the Tactile Letter Cards
Hang the cards on a ring clip and when you introduce a new letter or phonics concept, pass the cards around for your student(s) to feel.
Encourage your student to make the letter sound as they finger trace the letter on the card.
You can also place several cards in a brown paper bag. Have your student reach into the bag and feel a letter to see if they can guess what it is.
Watch this Video on How to Make Tactile Letter Cards!
Miss Renee will show you in this short, informative video how you can make your own tactile letter cards using different materials and some ideas on how to use it in your Orton-Gillingham and phonics lessons.
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