We’ve been working a lot on reading and spelling with my 5 year old. Post christmas, our house has been overflowing with corrugated cardboard, so I thought I’d learn how to cut and engrave this cardboard, and while I was at it, make him a little reading game.
This is like a hexagonal scrabble set, except instead of the letters setting you up to fail and run out, this is set up to help you make as many words as you can – giving you more of the most common letters, and even giving you Th, Ch, Sh, Ed, Ing, Ly, and Qu. We had a lot of fun setting this up and spelling his favorite cat name.
I’ll probably make this board out of wood one day – cardboard isn’t that durable, but it sure is replaceable. But making the tiles out of cardboard is great for tiles and little ones who have already flung my scrabble tiles across the house a thousand times. These can be swept up and safely thrown out.
Engrave the letters, cut the tiles and cut the frame. I used cardboard from an amazon box, and used the settings here to do it.