The next installment in my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series is making glitter glue letters. This activity combines fine motor skills development with learning to form letters correctly. And because kids seem to be inherently attracted to glitter glue, it’s likely to be an easy way to get your child to practice his or her letters.
I don’t know about your kids, but whenever my kids need to glue something they always ask to use the glitter glue rather than the regular white glue, even if the glue won’t be visible once the project is complete. So when I set out this glitter glue letters activity for XGirl to practice writing some of the letters she had been working on, she jumped right on it!
I had already introduced the letters and their sounds using our Amazing Action Alphabet book (see this post where I share my favorite tools for teaching letters). XGirl used the book as a resource for writing the letters on her paper using our glitter glue.
With her hands on the glitter glue, she wasn’t anxious to give it up! So she was very motivated to write many different letters.
She loved switching back and forth between the blue and red bottles of glitter glue.
Because squeezing the glitter glue requires a lot of fine motor control, the letters didn’t necessarily turn out perfectly. But it was still a great opportunity to practice writing the letters with the correct stroke order.
More ways to teach to the alphabet
More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- Making letters with straws and play dough
- Spaghetti letters
- Letter puzzles
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Smash the puffy letters
- Kinetic sand letters
- Letter hopscotch
- Crystallized letters
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Letter tic-tac-toe
- Rainbow letters
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