Magic e

For the past three weeks we have been working on words with magic e. Last week my low babies REALLY started to get it. So I thought I would spice things up with a fun activity. 

I went to Michael's and bought cheap wooden stars and spray painted them gold. Then I used blue glitter glue to make the e's. I let them dry over night then I hot glued the stars to pencils. These became our magic e wands that help us change our short vowels to long vowels. 

Next I bought Alphabits cereal and covered it with butcher paper from school. I made a cereal box cover and recording sheet that you can download here. I had an extra gold star so I hot glued that bad boy to the cereal box.

I split my students into groups of four or five and gave each group a bowl. Each group got one large piece of white butcher paper that had a bowl drawn on it. Then I poured our Magic e's into each bowl. Students had to work together to make words with magic e using the Alphabits cereal.  Each group recorded their answers and we shared the words we created at the end of the activity. They had such a blast!

Recently TBA Authors found out that Pam at the Vintage Teacher passed away in October. I know many of us followed her closely. Pam loved offering freebies on Friday so to honor her I have created a freebie below. Please download it and enjoy your Friday!


  1. Love this! What a great way to honor Pam =)
    First Grade Blue Skies

  2. This is such a great idea!!! We just started our long vowels, can't wait to give this a try!!!

  3. AH! I have a magic E wand too!! BUt i"m loving the alphabet soup idea! Cute!
    Thanks girl

  4. This looks like so much fun! I'm totally doing this with my kiddos!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing! This is a perfect filler for my guest teachers this month!

    New Adventures in First Grade

  6. I love this idea, thank you so much for sharing!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  7. The cereal idea is so much fun!!!! LOVE!
    I love these Owl Who Has cards!!!!! (of course!) Is there any way, any way, any way in the world that you would make more so that I could have a class set of 32???? ANY WAY?
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  8. I love this idea!! We call him "Sneaky E" in my classroom and my kiddos love the sound the vowels make when he pinches them! (When he pinches the a he makes him say "AYYYYYYY!") LOL

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  10. OH MY WORD! How precious. Too cute. Thanks for sharing! I bet your kids went CRAZY over those wands. My kids love anything that I make "magical".

    I just posted a magic e activity on my blog as well. It's a board game! My kids absolutely LOVED it. You can download it there for free.

    I can't wait to use your ideas in my classroom.


  11. Great freebie! I'm going to use that this week with my firsties!! Thank you!

  12. Awesome idea! Thanks for the freebie! My kiddos will love this. Can't wait to try it!