When my daughter was first learning to read we did a label the house activity (I made some simple word cards and she walked around the house labeling everything). She thought it was a fun activity and did it a number of times so I thought I would try the same activity with my youngest. This time I used some Free to download home word cards from Twinkl (I have no idea what happened to the cards that I made for my daughter – totally blame the fact that we had two house moves since then).
I was a little bit nervous that my youngest would just guess the word based on the picture but he did not. He carefully sounded out the word and tried to figure it out himself.
My son enjoyed the fact that it was a reading activity that involved him walking around the house and placing cards on the correct objects. He does tend to enjoy moving while he learns so this suited him.
And some of the words were a lot longer and more complex than what he would normally read but he still tried them.
After he had finished his labelling he got to keep his word cards (we packed them into a small plastic folder) and he left them on his table.
He is just starting to write out random lists but I have found that he gets frustrated when he can not spell lots of words and gives up. So we have left his home cards for him to use. (The list making is something that his sister does on a regular basis and he likes to sometimes join in – it normally involves writing a list to go with a game they have made up).