This early elementary lesson is almost always successful. Students enjoy working with the sticky wicks and get a sensory experience while learning letters, numbers and sounds. If you can’t find the sticky wicks, then playdough also works as long as the students roll it into long "snakes" before tracing the letters or numbers.
July 31, 2008
Sticky wicks come in a multicolored pacakge available at most teacher stores. They are thin pieces of yarn coated in wax that will stick to charts, pages of a book,…
laminate pages with the Alphabet on them 3 to 4 letters per page, using sticky wick get children to form the letters over the ones on the paper. When they can master this give them a laminated page with 10 letters on it, eventually they will be able to use short pieces of sticky wick to form small letters, the whole alphabet on one page.