DIY Giant Magnetic Letters

On a recent trip down to the Gippsland, we were lucky enough to be welcomed into Sally Hedrick’s classroom at Warragul North Primary School… and WOW what a classroom! Among her fabulous displays, was a resource that we simply had to share – DIY Giant Magnetic Letters!

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

Check out what they look like in action above! Once again, thanks a bunch Sally for letting us use your wonderful idea!

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