Create a Wooden Alphabet Set
Perfect for a summer time indoor or outdoor activity, OR for preschool teachers looking for step by step instructions
Create a Wooden Alphabet Set
Hey There Mommas!
This wooden alphabet set craft idea is from Education.com and they have all sorts of different children’s activities. They asked to guest post on my blog, and I happily agreed 🙂
This little project is probably best for preschool to kindergarten aged kids, and once you make the letters (which the kiddos will LOVE) then the possibilities are endless!
Check it out!
Preschoolers need lots of hands-on practice with the alphabet, and letter games are great for that. With basic wood letters from the craft store, you can make a cute set of painted alphabet manipulatives that are perfect for a range of letter games. As your child plays, she’ll build letter skills and prepare for what’s to come in kindergarten. Try one of the games listed below, or make up your own!
What You Need:
- Wooden letters (these can be found in craft stores such as Jo-Ann’s or Michael’s)
- Paint brushes
- Acrylic paints in a variety of colors
- Paper plates or bowls
- Small bucket (such as a sand pail)
- Paint shirt
What You Do:
- Cover your painting area with newspaper. Make sure your child wears a paint shirt that she doesn’t mind getting a little messy.
- Squirt paint onto the plate or into a bowl.
- Have your child choose a letter, and say its name and the sound(s) it makes. Help your child paint the letter in any color she likes. Set it aside to dry.
- Continue with all 26 letters of the alphabet. Try using a variety of colors and adding polka dots, stripes, or any other pattern for fun. You can also decorate the letters in your preschooler’s name in a special way to separate them from the rest of the alphabet. This is a great first step in building spelling skills.
- Show your child how to use a different brush for each color or how to clean the brush before dipping into another color.
- Once your set is complete, get ready to play! Start with these games, then try making up your own:
- Letter Sound Hunt: Place all the letters in the bucket. Have her close her eyes and take one out. Can she say its letter name and sound? Place the letters she knows by her. The others can remain in the bucket for additional practice.
- ABC Pick-Up: Dump all the letters on the floor. Can she put them in alphabetical order? Sing the ABC Song together to help her.
- Alphabet Scavenger Hunt: Have her choose a letter. How many items can she find throughout her house that begin with that letter? She can place the items in her bucket.
- Word Maker: Have her spell her name with the letters. Can she make any other words such as “dog” or “cat” or any other three-letter words?
In case no one told you today… You are doing GREAT!
DIY Floral Fall Wreath
This week I took a trip to my local craft store to re vamp my front door wreath into a fabulous DIY floral fall wreath. Being inspired by some lavender that I found on Amazon, I was on the hunt to make a fall wreath that was different from anything I have ever made. Repurposing my burlap wreath from this summer made it easy because let’s be real… burlap goes with anything! Or maybe I am just a little obsessed. There is burlap in my home décor, there was burlap in my wedding décor… burlap is my friend. Haha.
Cruising through the craft store, one year old in tow grabbing at scarecrows and sunflowers, my mission was complete when I found the most beautiful combination of colors in these premade bouquets. How easy is that? I’ve struck wreath making gold! These little floral arrangements were also fifty percent off, so that sealed the deal.