My kids love learning activities and I love it when they love learning but I love it even more when it doesn't cost much or take too much effort on my part. I can't help it... I'm lazy and have lots to do so I don't want to spend hours creating things. It's just not in me. Right now, my son (5) is learning to read. Here's a video of him reading... it's not that exciting but he was excited and so were his parents so it's okay. :) Anyways, I've been looking for things to make his reading practice fun. So, here is something that I saw a picture of and then just went with it.
The second one that I made was completely free but I can't take credit for it. I got it from a friend of mine who runs the blog Children, Cakes, and Creations. Here is what I did. I went to Wal-mart and picked up a bunch of those little paint samples. Make sure the big ones have the little hole in them as seen in the second picture. This is mainly to work on rhyming. I put the last part of the words on the big ones and then the first couple of letters on the smaller ones. See pictures below b/c this description makes no sense. The pictures tell it better. :)
Now both my kids are rhyming away!! :)