There are so many fun ways to work on letters! Think outside the flashcards! Here are some ideas that you can incorporate into everyday play…
1. Utilize the things you have at home like magnetic letters. Sort by holes and no holes or capitals and lower case or names of people in your family. (See picture)
2. Place letters on cars and drive them in place to spell his name or to work on alphabet order.
3. Use a cheap Dollar store cookie sheet and write letters on it. Match up with magnet letters ( see picture)
4. Create letters with play dough and spell her name.
5. Use dot stickers, write letters on the bottom of cups Or simply write on the sheet of dots and match to a paper filled with letters. (See picture)
6. For an older preschooler, Write a letter on a piece of paper or simply place a flash card on a table, have your child go around the house and gather things that start with that letter. Example: S …..spoon, shoe, sock, sucker
7. Use clothes pins and a paper plate. Write letters all the way around the plate and write letters on each clothespin. Have your child match them up! Or for older pre-k kids match upper and lower case.
8. Buy a bin of foam letters from the craft section of the store. Sort, match, spell, craft and be creative with them!
*carefully monitor all activities as some supplies have choking hazards for young children.
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