My son is working on learning his letters. I have been trying to come up with fun and creative ways make letter learning fun for him. We recently acquired some coffee filters, which gave me an idea to put a little magic into his learning.
In this next installment of my 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet Series I am sharing a magic letter learning fun activity that my son absolutely loved!
This was a fun little activity with a “magical” twist that I prepared to help my son work on letter recognition.
I prepared the following materials:
- The targeted letters for him to practice written in marker on coffee filters
- A plastic pipette
- A cup of water
- To contain the mess, all of the materials were put on one of our craft trays
My son has struggled with confusing the letter E for the number 3. So the first exercise was to focus on distinguishing between the two.
I gave him the coffee filter filled with Es and 3s, and I asked him to find all the 3s so he could make them magically disappear by dripping water on them. He loves any excuse to use our plastic pipettes, so he was totally game to try this out.
The effect wasn’t immediate, but over time, the water made the colors run until the letters and numbers were barely visible anymore.
After he finished with the first activity, I gave him the second coffee filter on which I had written several of the letters we have worked on. I named a letter and had him find it to “blast” it away.
We continued like this until he had found and “blasted” all of the letters into oblivion.
So simple, but such a fun way to bring a little magic to his learning.
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
- Making “alphabet soup”
- Mini letter hunt with a magnifying glass
- Kinetic sand letters
- Letter hopscotch
- Letter hop
- Yarn wrapped letters
- Letter tic-tac-toe
- Rainbow letters