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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.