Do you have a small classroom like I do? When you have limited space or storage it is vital to use the materials you have in a variety of ways. Here are 10 different ways to use snap blocks to teach math, reading and fine motor skills.
Most rooms have these snap blocks. The come in a variety of colors and don’t take up a ton of room. Don’t leave them in the closet until you teach that 1 or 2 lessons that require them! You can use them for so much more!!
Teaching Math Skills With Snap Blocks
Teaching Reading With Snap Blocks
8.) Parts of a Story
Snap blocks make great visuals and props when you work on retelling parts of a story. I typically use three blocks to represent begining, middle and end of a story. I have students touch the blocks one at a time as they retell the story.
Have students who struggle with writing? Have them use snap blocks with letters on the sides to spell given words. You could also have students put the blocks in alphabetic order.
10.) Sound segments
Use these snap blocks to represent the sounds in a word. For example, have 3 blocks for the word bat. Students touch the first block as they say /b/, 2nd block represents /a/, etc. Here is another example:
You can also use these blocks to teach prepositions in a hands on way. Read more: 4 Ways To Teach Through Manipulatives. Once students are able to label and demonstrate prepositions through the use of blocks, move on to other visuals. These are the materials we use: Prepositions!