100 Fun and Easy Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

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Stringing Letters

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Memorizing the shapes of letters will quickly help your child learn to identify the alphabet.

Players create fun, hands-on letters using glue and string. Once ready, they make the perfect material to hang in alphabetical order for even more letter practice.
Focus Skill: identifying alphabetical order

Materials:

Yarn

Scissors

Wax paper

Glue

Container

Sturdy rope

26 clothespins

Directions:

1. Cut yarn into pieces of various lengths.

2. Lay out wax paper on a smooth surface for letters to dry on.

3. Have children dip yarn pieces into glue container and then shape wet yarn into letter formations on the wax paper.

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4. Allow yarn to dry before playing the game.

5. String a long and sturdy rope up in the room and attach clothespins onto it.

 

How to Play:

1. Players work together to place letters in alphabetic order by attaching them to the rope with the clothespins.

2. As they place the letters, encourage them to name the letters they are attaching to the rope.

 

Game Variations:

Use letters to create a child’s name on the rope.

Use letters to create sight words.

Create a timed challenge to see how fast they can put letters up in alphabetical order.

Note:

This game needs to be created over the course of a few days to allow for drying. Consider starting with the letters in a child’s name or a specific grouping of letter formations, like E, L, T, I, H.

 

Super fun, right?! I know you’ll love all the activities in 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids!

It’s a great way to keep your kids minds engaged and learning this summer! Get your copy on Amazon!

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This activity has been reprinted with permission from the publisher from book 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids. I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

About Alicia Michelle

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health.Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com.Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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