Sometimes I plan an activity in my head and it goes one way. Then I give it to my kids and they do something totally unexpected with it. That is what happened with this letter learning activity I call Button Letters.
My daughter had her own very unique idea for how to put the buttons on the letters that was not at all what I had envisioned, but at the same time it didn’t detract from the learning. So to each his (or her) own!
All that is to say, the next installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series involves putting buttons on letters using some free letter outlines and a bucket of buttons.
I recently found a very cool font that I knew would be perfect for creating a set of Letter Outlines printables for kids to learn their letters. I printed the extra large version of a lowercase ‘b’ and got to work with my daughter.
I invited my daughter to glue the buttons onto the letter outline.
Now, my plan had been for her to fill the outline with buttons. That, however, was not her plan. She prefered to glue her buttons on the edge of the outline rather than filling in the outline.
But no worries. Sometimes things don’t go as planned, but as long as my kids are learning and having fun, I try to roll with it. 🙂
Here is her finished button letter.
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