I know some people get overwhelmed when trying to think of new ideas for provocations. Today I want to share with you some simple ideas for literacy provocations that may spark some new ideas for you! Enjoy!


If you are reading this and wondering what a provocation is, please read Fairy Dust's post: What is a Provocation? 


*Note: These provocations are from a Reggio-Inspired Preschool here in Tulsa, OK, Rosa Parks ECEC. These provocations were found in PreK classrooms, ages 4-5.


Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom letter provocation.

img_1981 An ish and Sky Color provocation, so many possibilities here.


Letter making in sand with paint brushes! There is an alphabet flip book hanging on a ring below.


Using stretch bands to make letters on the homemade Geoboard. You can read the post to learn how to make one of your own here.


Storytelling on the light table!


Inviting children to make their own bear characters using loose parts as a follow-up activity to reading stories about bears.


Mini books to use to write or illustrate their stories.


Pre-made books, writing/drawing materials, as well as stamps for this book making provocation.


This provocation literally calls for the building of letters.


Another way to build letters with blocks.


I love the use of the frame as a work space for the children to build their name puzzle.

I think one of the most important things to remember when setting up any provocation is not to over think it. Children will do what they want to do with the materials. Simply think of what you want them to learn from the experience and what tools they might need to do that.

Oh, and don't forget the books!  

Share which provocation inspired you the most in the comments! 

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