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The next installment in my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series is about building letters with foam blocks. This activity really helps kids to focus on the shapes that make up a letter – lines, curves, dots, right angles, sharp angles, etc.
This activity is inspired by the book How to Build an A by Sara Midda. The book comes with a variety of foam shapes in a drawstring bag for safe keeping. And each page of the book shows how to use the foam shapes to build a different letter.
When XGirl was working on the letter ‘A,’ she used the foam blocks to practicing building an uppercase ‘A.’
And she used the foam blocks to practice building a lowercase ‘a.’
This is a simple, but effective, letter learning activity.
Would your child enjoy building letters with foam blocks?
More ways to teach to the alphabet
More alphabet posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Erasing letters with a Q-tip
- I spy letter hunt
- Letter puzzles
- Making “alphabet soup”
- Smash the puffy letters
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Letter hopscotch
- Crystallized letters
- Letter hop
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Letter tic-tac-toe
- Rainbow letters