Keep it fun and simple!
1. Pull out a pot and wooden spoon and find 5 of your favorite foods in the pantry and drum out each syllable in the word. For example, “cereal” has 3 syllables so you drum 3 times as you say “CE-RE-AL”.
2. Find pictures or draw a picture of 3-5 your favorite people. Make a "speech button" on paper for each syllable under their name and "press" the buttons while you say each part of the name. For example, "Andrea" would be "_ _ _" because it has 3 syllables (parts).
3. Mark all the parts of the words linked below under "syllabification pictures".
4. Clap out the names of friends in your class.
5. Find 5 of your favorite toys and choose your way to show the parts: clap it, stomp it, cheer it ( with a "cheerleader's fist), tap it, jump it, or shake your hips!
6. Play the Hinky Pinky game at the American Literature website
A “hinky pinky” has 2 rhyming words, each with 2 syllables, that answer a riddle. E.g., How do you say goodbye to a reptile? - “Later Gator”. Your child may need some help with this, but it's fun with language!