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Monday, 6 May 2013

Working with Letters


AT HOME: Together practise identifying letters and making words using FUN materials:

Use manipulatives to build letter shapes:
Use these materials to construct the actual shapes of the letters.

  • Q-tips
  • pipe cleaners
  • pretzel rods
  • chop sticks
  • skewers
  • toothpicks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • crayons
  • string cheese
  • blueberries

Draw Letters in:
Use a tray to practice making the letter in the material.

    • fingerpaint or paint
    • shaving cream
    • pudding
    • applesauce
    • any puree or baby food
    • whipped cream
    • icing
    • yogurt
    • salt
    • flour / cornmeal / dry pancake mix
    • sand
    • leftover coffee grounds (dry)

 Decorate a Printed Letter using:

  • buttons
  • dry pasta
  • dry beans
  • glitter
  • stickers
  • gems
  • seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc.)
  • bits of scrap paper
  • feathers
  • bingo daubers or Do-a-Dot markers
  • fingerpaint
  • markers, crayons, colored pencils
  • sponges and paint
  • small rocks 
  • shells
  • bottle caps
  • foam shapes/stickers
  • pom-poms
  • pictures cut from magazines or junk mail
  • leaves
  • toy cars whose wheels have been dipped in paint