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Phonics activity – Socks and shakers


Gather together some socks and some objects from around the house to fill them with. This may include socks filled with:


Wooden blocks






Show your child each of the objects as you put some into a sock and encourage your child to listen to them as you shake it.


Once your child has seen each of the objects and has listened to the sounds that each one has made challenge your child to identify the objects by just listening to the sounds as you randomly select a sock to shake. Repeat the process several times and reveal some of the object so that your child can see if they were correct!


As an extension you could allow your child to go on a hunt and find different objects to fill the socks with!