Dylan playing the newly made word endings game.
A couple of weeks ago I saw this post over at The Crafty Classroom showing how to make your own word endings game. I knew we needed to make this for Dylan since he loves words so much. I forwarded the link to my sweet hubby and he said, "I have some wood downstairs....I can cut out the blocks and sand them down". He was excited to do this project with me. The Crafty Classroom bought her blocks at the craft store and then painted them...which is definitely the easier route. But, Denny had an excellent time making the blocks for Dylan (even though he ended up out in the cold garage to do it).
My genius hubby turned his sander upside down and clamped it into his work table and sanded the blocks that way.
Time for painting.
I used three colors on the endings block and a solid color on the consonant blocks. When painting the blocks that will have three colors, be sure to do opposite sides in the same color. That way you can avoid having the same color on adjoining sides. The Crafty Classroom left the consonant blocks natural, but we had some rougher sides and I decided to go ahead and paint mine. I also made one extra block for blended sounds (sh, th, ch, etc.)
I used a sharpie to put the letters on the blocks. I had to figure out my word endings as there wasn't a list on The Crafty Classroom. If you want to know the endings I used, let me know in the comments and I'll post them.
We have lots of extra blocks that I have plans for. I'll post about the next block project once I complete it. :)