We have been working hard on stretching our sounds and blending our CVC words.  I had an idea to create a 3D snake to help the kids blend.  So I scoured the internet looking for a stuffed snake that I could easily make.  And I found it ... a snake made out of a tie!

Here is my version!!  The kids really enjoy blending words with it.  They simply place the magnetic letters on the snake (they stick to the metal washers on the inside of the snake!)  Then the students move their finger along the snake as they stretch the sounds of each letter.  What fun!

I posted the directions in my TpT store.  Head over there and print them up!

Happy Crafting,
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  1. He would be a great Stretchy Snake. Do you use the Beanie Baby decoding strategies? I have tons of Stretchy Snake *freebies* on my blog if you want to read more about him. The kiddos love for him to help them stretch out words. =)

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    1. I checked out your Stretchy Snake ideas and they are fabulous! I will definitely use them with my Blending Snake! I have heard about the Beanie Baby strategies but don't currently use them.

      Heather, thank you so much for the help with my blog. As you can see, I am a blogging newbie and I truly appreciate all the help from blogging veterans! :)