Blobs and Globs
- "Gak" goo or play dough
- Wet wipes
- Letter cards
The children will play with globs and blobs as they practice blending beginning sounds with -ob words to spell new words such as bob, glob, sob, cob, and job.
Make globs and blobs
- Make "gak" goo for the class using the following recipe (one recipe is about enough for one person):
- Mix 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 cups white glue, and food coloring (color is optional).
- In a separate bowl, mix 4 tsp Borax and 1 1/3 cup warm water.
- Pour the first mixture into the second mixture, then (without stirring!) lift the mixture out of the bowl and knead it into shape.
- Note: If you want to make half-batches, use half of the mixture and all of the second mixture.
- Divide the class into groups and give each group a bowl of "Gak" goo (or play dough, if desired) to share.
- Give the children time to play with their blobs and globs of goo.
- Ask the children to make things with the blobs of goo that end in -ob, such as corn on the cob, a doorknob, or a boy named Rob (support as needed).
- Have the children write a label for what they make with their blobs and blobs of goo.
- Make a list of all the -ob objects the children made with their blobs and globs.
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds
- With word-blending cards, have the children make new words by changing either of the consonant sounds:
- Change the beginning sound: bob→sob; job→rob; rob→cob
- Change the ending sound: bob→bop; job→jog; rob→rod
Write about the activity using target words and patterns
- Give each child a paper and pencil and have them draw several blobs and globs on the page.
- Have them draw and label things that end with -ob inside the blogs and globs.
- Have the children write words as you say them: bob, blob, glob, rob, cob, mob, cob, job, lob.
SEEL At Home
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ob to make words such as sob, blob, and glob.
- Blobs and Globs memory game
Activity: Blobs and Globs game
- With your child, take turns turning over two cards to find matching cards (if the cards match, keep them).
- The person with the most matches win!
- Help your child read the words on the game cards and underline the -ob ending.
- Have your child explain what is different about each -ob word (i.e., they all start with different sounds).
- Have your child draw blobs and globs on the paper and write words ending with -ob inside them.
- Send the blobs and globs page to school with your child to share with a teacher or a friend.
- Repeat the activity as desired.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Blobs and Globs