We LOVE mini erasers here. They are adorable, but I probably don’t have to tell you that we don’t really use them for erasing. Instead, we use them for tons of other fun stuff. You can count them and you can use them with our printables, but what other uses are there for mini erasers? Today, I’m showing off how to use mini erasers for hands-on literacy activities. It doesn’t matter what kind of erasers you have for this. I’m using the back-to-school erasers that Target had last year, but any will work. You can find tons of mini erasers on Amazon.

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Materials for the Mini Eraser Literacy Activities:

  • Paper
  • Writing Utensils
  • Mini Erasers

I thought of a bunch of ways to use the mini erasers for literacy.

First, you can use them to make a child’s name, or sight words.

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You can also use them to outline pre-written letters to help children learn how to write letters properly.

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Use the erasers to practice reading and writing CVC words, digraphs, consonant blends, or spelling words.

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My preschoolers favorite way to use them was to outline pre-written words with the erasers. Older kids would love using erasers to spell out their sight words or spelling words.

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Truthfully, even my fifth grader liked spelling out words with the erasers. It was a huge hit and we had tons of fun making all kinds of silly words. You could even write whole sentences with erasers and use them to work on memorizing literary passages or other written content.

What other ways can you think of to use mini erasers for literacy?

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– Life Over C's Mini eraser literacy activities for kids

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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