This alphabet activity will appeal to kids who love the night sky as well as kids who enjoy playing with stickers. As an added bonus, kids also produce a nice little art project while doing this activity.
In this week’s installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series, I am sharing a very simple activity called Starry Night Letters.
For this activity, you need the following:
- Black construction paper (for the night sky)
- Star stickers (we used foam star stickers)
- Permanent marker (to write letters on the stars)
Start by writing letters on the stars. Write letters that your child is working on learning.
I scatted the stars all around the construction paper and then invited my child to come help me make a starry night sky.
I allowed my child to select a star. He peeled the paper off the back and then added the star to the night sky.
We talked about the sound made by each letter as he placed the stars on the paper.
To get the most out of this activity, you will want to be actively involved in helping your child say the sounds made by each letter. (I prefer to work on letter sounds before letter names.)
You might also encourage your child to make a constellation in the night sky if he desires.
The end result is increased knowledge of letter sounds and a beautiful starry night picture.
More ways to teach to the alphabet
More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Crystallized letters
- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- Making letters with straws and play dough
- Matching uppercase and lowercase letters with sticky notes
- Identifying letters by touch
- Letter puzzles
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Alphabet dominoes
- Life-size alphabet board game
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass