This Small Classroom: Letter Cubes

This Thursday when I was at the Dollar Store, I came across these packages of foam cubes. 

They are 50 for $1.  I got three and I think I’m going back for three more.

There are so many good things these could be used for, but I really need letter tiles at this point for center manipulatives and group work.

Two packages (100 cubes) and one black sharpie were enough for four students to have:

— 6 vowel cubes (a, e, i, o, u)

— 4 b, c, d, f, g, h cubes

— 6 j, k, l, m, n, p cubes (except one person gets 5)

— 5 qu, r, s, t, v, w cubes

— 4 x, z, s, t, m, p cubes (I only had two letters left and thought that extra s, t, m, and p letters were a good idea)

Here are some cubes I did with capital letters:

Yes, that’s my hot chocolate mug in the background.  It’s that time of year again. :)

*Disclaimer* The sharpie wears off a little bit on the blocks, so it might turn fingers a little black after too much handling.  BUT, it doesn’t smudge on the cube and the black comes off the fingers in a day or two. :)

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