Advanced Code – DIY Giant Magnetic Letters

Some of you may remember our DIY Giant Magnetic Letters last year, inspired by Sally Hedrick from Warragul North Primary School.

Well, due to popular demand, we’ve designed DIY Giant Magnetic Letters for the Advanced Code. That’s right Year 1 teachers… it’s time to get out the laminator!

You will often demonstrate to your whole class how to blend and segment with magnetic letters, and to do so you need to be working with larger graphemes. This simple four step resource is just what you need.


HINT! Print on coloured paper e.g. blue, to make them brighter.

  • Cut out letters individually and laminate
  • Using a strip of magnetic tape, cut around 40 small 1cm pieces

NOTE: You can buy the tape at your local Officeworks. Or even better, have you been given any useless promotional magnets lately? Save yourself some money and use those instead of the tape!

  • Superglue one magnet square (or two depending on the size of the grapheme) onto the back of each grapheme

We’d advise making The Basic Code DIY Giant Magnetic Letters while you’re at it. You’ll need those graphemes to make whole words.

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