Thursday, June 11, 2009

More Letters, Letters, Everywhere!

We’ve talked a bit about finding letters outside the home, but how about inside the home? I was thinking about this the other day when I bought my preschooler her first box of Alpha-Bits cereal. I thought she’d have fun eating letters for breakfast (now with whole grain!). I’m sure many of you already have some form of alphabet refrigerator magnets. In fact, I have some stuck to my desk at the moment. But there are many other products now to work letter practice seamlessly into your child’s day.

Alphabet ice-cube trays are a great way to cool your beverage, and they’re also a perfect craft project for hot summer days. Put food coloring in the water and watch the letters melt together in the hot sun. Or make alphabet juice Popsicles or JELL-O snacks.

Alphabet cookie cutters are also good food-and-craft tools to have at your disposal. Bake alphabet cookies, or settle in for some alpha-Play-Doh fun.

For the backyard, drop a set of alphabet sand molds in the sandbox and dig up the entire alphabet.

In my house, we’re big fans of bath crayons and foam bath letters. We pull letters out of the water and talk about what words begin with each letter. We use the crayons to scribble letters and words all over the tub.

Got any letters in your house? We’d love to hear about them!


mommy niri said...

Need to find those ice cube trays.. Also neat idea to take those letters to the beach, we are definitely do that. We also buy alphabet pasta (the big ones not the ones for soup) at trader joes.. big hit.

Momma Snail said...

I have to get those trays!!!! So cute!