Learning letters is the first step in the reading process. Finding a variety of alphabet activities can be important to keep kids excited and engaged about this new skill.
Kids Activities Blog is excited to have Valerie from Glittering Muffins as Quirky Momma for the day to share her ideas about learning letters and alphabet activities for kids.
I had foam poster board left over from a project I had made for my son’s birthday and thought I can make my own circles and use those felt sticky letters I found at the dollar store the other day.
Of course I didn't want to do just circles cause they are a pain to cut in that foam board so I got creative with other shapes also thinking about sequences. Then I picked different colors he knew or had seen before and decided to add the alphabet so we could work on learning letters.
Learning Letters Alphabet Activities
Once the shapes were cut out, my husband and I painted each shape a minimum of 2 coats depending on the color taking care of doing the edge as well. After all that was done we double coated each shape with Modge Podge to make them a little more toddler resistant!
Our next step was to stick on some felt letters on and voilÃ !
We had a complete alphabet for learning letters.
Learning Letters Activities
These alphabet tiles could now be used for just about any learning letters game we could think up!
- Mix up the letters and have the child sequence the alphabet.
- Name all the letters on the color purple, pink or orange.
- What is the last letter on a star shape?
- Introduce the concept of vowels and consonants by making them a uniform shape for older kids.
- Start making simple three letter words to emphasize phonemic awareness.
Valerie is the mother of a very, very active and energetic two-year-old named Nico. Although Valerie has always been craft, motherhood has given her a completely different spin, and new perspective on things and what you can do without having to resort to expensive ingredients or to rely on the big stores. You can find her blogging at Glittering Muffins.
More Learning Letters Activities
Learning letters can be a ton of fun with more and more alphabet activities. No need to choose a favorite! Kids Activities Blog has a bunch.
- Learning letters with fun pre-reading activities
- Help me spell! Favorite spelling activities
- How to read – our favorite phonics activities