Recently, my 4 year old is very interested in words, letters and spelling. He also loves to build with Lego's. So, I put this little activity together for him. First, I asked him what words he would like to build. He came up with a list, which included, spaceship, Mommy, Daddy, Buzz (as in Lightyear), toy, and his sister's name. I wrote these on cards. Then, I put a little piece of clear tape on the side of the Lego's and printed the needed letters on them. He would choose a word and then gather the correct Lego's to spell it out. He now knows how to "read" all of them. Nothing like a little play for learning to read! This activity combines fine motor skills, letter recognition, and reading.