XGirl is currently working on learning her letters. While QBoy, who will soon be 5, learned his letters practically through osmosis, I can tell that I will need to be more intentional in teaching letters to XGirl.
I have starting doing some letter learning activities with her at home, and I am slowly starting to figure out her learning style and what kinds of activities will be most helpful for her. (For my book-loving daughter, one resource that has been tremendously helpful so far is the Amazing Action Alphabet book. The combination of seeing the letter, hearing a story, then doing a sound and action engages multiple learning modalities and has been really popular in our home.)
Of course, I combine our reading of the Amazing Action Alphabet book with additional activities to reinforce each letter. When I come across a fun idea, I have been putting it on my Letter Learning Pinterest board. So I was excited to see several activities related to teaching the alphabet at last week’s Kids’ Co-op. This week I’m highlighting a few of the fun and creative ideas for teaching letters that caught my eye.
I love the inclusion of some gross motor exercise with this ABC hop from Life with Moore Babies.
And doesn’t this glow in the dark letter matching activity from Where Imagination Grows look like a spectacular activity to do in the dark?
XGirl is too young for these letter fun brain teasers from Crafty Moms Share, but QBoy would surely get a kick out of some of them. I think I’m going to have to play the “brownie / brown E” trick on him soon!
And I just had to pin this great collection of letter of the week crafts from Crystal and Co. What a fun way for craft loving kids to go through the alphabet!
Finally, I’m impressed at all the work that went into creating these Montessori inspired salt letters from Dabbling Momma. I have already purchased sandpaper letters that I use with my kids, but these would make a great DIY option for those on a budget.
I hope you enjoy trying some of these fun letter ideas with your kids!
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More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Letter hunt sensory bin
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- Making letters with straws and play dough
- I spy letter hunt
- Spaghetti letters
- Letter puzzles
- Montessori sandpaper letters
- Making “alphabet soup”
- Smash the puffy letters
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass