Tricky Word Thaumatropes

Try this fun activity to help support tricky word recognition.

To make your Thaumatrope:

  1.  Cut out a disc of card and attach a piece of string to either side
  2. Write some letters of the tricky word on one side of the disc and the rest of the letters on the other

To play, twist the string to make the disc spin quickly (this will create an illusion of both images on each side of the disc combining). As the disc spins you will be able to read the whole word.

Tricky words to practise:

  • the, to, no, go, I,  he, she, me, be, we, was, my, you, they, her, all, are