Lima Bean Letters

Lima Bean Letters

There are so many ways you can use lima bean letters to make learning fun!

lima bean letters

This alpha beans idea from Creative Jewish Mom is another fun and inexpensive way to “play” with the alphabet.

I wrote the alphabet (upper and lowercase) on lima beans using a Sharpie. She recommends putting on a clear finishing coat but I haven’t had any problems with my marker wearing off.

What did we do with these?

  • Put them in alphabetical order
  • Matched up upper and lowercase letters
  • Put them in a pile and played I-Spy

What else could you do with them?

  • Play Memory
  • Work on spelling (similar to what we did with these magic rocks)
  • Sort vowels and consonants
  • Transfer activity with a spoon
  • Use them to learn to spell your name
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  • Reply Angela

    Love it. These would make a great addition to our I spy jars.

    March 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Jen

    So cool! That would be a fun way to practice my daughters spelling words. Thanks for sharing.


    March 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Christy

    Great idea! My kids will really like this one.

    March 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Chalit

    I wish I had come up with this idea when I was a preschool teacher. Fantastic!

    March 13, 2010 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Leptir

    I have little white rocks (from the beach) with letters

    March 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Adriana

    What a fun idea! I like the comment above that suggested to put it in an I-spy bottle too.

    March 15, 2010 at 2:00 am
  • Reply kewkew

    I love this idea, thanks for sharing.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Letter Soup

    Thanks for sharing! I was thinking about doing this very thing with small rocks. (My kids are really into rocks right now.) This whole letter section is awesome!

    April 12, 2010 at 4:18 am
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