Learning Letter Sounds with Tiny Objects

Tiny Objects in Alphabet Drawers

You've heard The Activity Moms rave about tiny objects and how our preschoolers and even older children LOVE them! And we love how much they can LEARN with them! We've used our tiny objects in a toddler activity (also great for busy bags) to match a few tiny objects to their beginning letter. We've filled our alphabet drawers with tiny objects. The easiest … [Read more...]

FREE Printable Matching Games

Free Printable Matching Games for Kids

  Matching activities are a great first activity to try with your toddler and preschoolers love to match, sort, and play Memory with these cards. Here's a collection of 60+ FREE printable matching games for your preschooler or toddler: Matching Colors Bug Color Matching Pumpkin Color Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler Bird Color Matching Crayon … [Read more...]

Apple Alphabet Play

Apple Picking Alphabet Play

I have just started exploring the alphabet with my curious two-year-old.  Whenever she sees writing she points and says "ABCs!", so I figured now was as good of time as any to embrace that curiosity and have some fun with letters. This apple alphabet picking game is a simple, no-pressure way to explore the alphabet with your little one. To prepare this activity I made some … [Read more...]

ABC Yoga

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  I wanted to try to do something active with the kids but not have to leave the house! I found this ABC yoga DVD and it’s been a huge hit! The kids have asked to do yoga 3 days in a row and it’s been really fun to see them improve.   Each letter has a pose, and either an animal or a short story that goes with it. They have kids in the video doing the … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Letter Activity

Easter Egg Letter Activity

Use stickers to practice forming letters in this Easter Themed Letter Activity. Cut out egg shapes from construction paper. Write one letter on each egg. I wrote "Easter", but you could also write your child's name. Use stickers (any small sticker will work) to trace each letter.   … [Read more...]

Turkey Feather Matching (printable)

Turkey Feather Matching

This is a simple and fun activity to practice matching with your toddler, or use the variations described below to play with your preschooler! Turkey Feather Matching Download Two different turkeys are included depending on the concept you want to practice with your little one.  Download, print, and cut out the pieces of the turkey you want to use. I laminated my … [Read more...]

Letter Puzzles

DIY Letter Puzzles

While your preschooler is learning letters, add a fun challenge with these DIY letter puzzles. Materials: craft sticks, permanent marker   I used foam craft sticks (from a dollar store) for our puzzles, but any craft sticks, popsicle sticks, or strips of cardboard would work. Use whatever you have on hand. I looped a piece of tape on the table and stuck the craft … [Read more...]

Letters

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N isn't ready to write letters yet, but I still want to expose her to how letters are formed and the letters of her name. So while we continue to play with playdough, use scissors, tongs, and clothes pins, and spray things with the spray bottle (all of these things strengthen wrist and hand muscles which will help her get ready to write) we had a Letter N … [Read more...]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Dice Game (printable)

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is hands down our favorite alphabet book. It is such a fun read and really helps with lowercase letter recognition. So I decided to create this Chicka Chicka Dice Game to inspire N to practice counting. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Dice Game How to Play: *Roll the die (or spin a spinner). *Cover the … [Read more...]

Turkey Alphabet Game (printable)

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Turkey Alphabet Game Page 1 Turkey Alphabet Game Page 2 Turkey Alphabet Game Page 3 How to Play:  Put the cards face down in a pile. Take turns picking a card. Say the letter (or letter sound or something that starts with that letter depending on your child's skill level). If you get it right, keep the card. When someone picks the card that says “You Win”, they … [Read more...]

Summer Alphabet Game (printable)

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Here is the Summer Alphabet Game that we've been playing lately. Print, cut out, and enjoy! Directions: Put the cards face down in a pile. Take turns each picking a card. Say the letter (or letter sound or something that starts with that letter depending on skill level). If you get it right, keep the card. When someone picks the card that says “You Win”, they win! This … [Read more...]