I started with just cutting foam squares from different colors and writing letters on them. I also made a color dice by sticking colored foam on the sides of a dice. I had the kids roll a number dice to see how many squares of each color they needed to get. Then they practiced writing the letters and then they got to feed the letters to the Munchy Ball.
Here are some other posts that I have written about the Munchy Ball.
- fine motor
- hand strengthening