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Counting Syllables with Bang Snaps

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Although Big Brother knows how to break up words into 'sound chunks,' I used this Bang Snap activity as a fun, hands-on way to review syllables.  

Grab some poppers from your 4th of July celebration and practice breaking up works into syllables.  

Your beginning reader will love this hands-on activity.

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You can find these types of fireworks leading up to the 4th of July; different companies call them different names, but ours happened to be called, "Bang Snaps."  

When you throw them down on a hard service, they make a loud cackling "bang" sound-- hence the name!

I though they would be a perfect way to review syllables as one is breaking up a word into "chunks."   

With each "chunk" a bang snap would be thrown.  

I just gave Big Brother a handful of bang snaps and called out words such as "dinosaur," "hippopotamus," his name, etc. etc. and he threw a bang snap for every sound chunk he said.  

So "dinosaur" became "di-no-saur" using up three bang snaps!

Just as with any type of fireworks-- please be careful!! 

counting syllables literacy activity

Easy fun!  Also check out how we learned to read with the Magic E!

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