Paper Bag Letter Blocks

It is easy to make paper bag letter blocks. Take a paper lunch bag and stuff it about 1/2 full with newspaper. Fold over the top and tape. We had letters on one side and numbers on the other side.

paper bag letter blocks

These were easy to make and fun for the day, BUT I must confess that they got recycled at the end of the night. They weren’t great for stacking and ended up being thrown around a lot. However, I think they are neat for working with or learning letters. (Example: Can you find the block that has a C on it? or “Let’s put them in order from A to Z!”)

Also, check out these ABC blocks from Kids Club. Just print, cut, and fold. They have a letter and a picture on each block.

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  • Reply Deborah

    They have great potential to be used in “bean bag” type games too!

    July 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply meaningfulmothering

    I love your ideas, and wrote a little blip about your site on my blog too. Have a great weekend.

    July 31, 2010 at 12:40 am
  • Reply Arabic Alphabet Activity: Paper Blocks- Muslim Homeschool blog

    […] I decided to make Arabic alphabet paper bag blocks with my 3 boys and it went over very well, Alhumdulilah. I found the instructions for this activity on pinterest. Don’t you just love pinterest? I call it the teacher’s wonderland. The ideas are just endless! Thanks for the great idea Activity Mom! […]

    January 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Jamila Alqarnain

    My children and I did this project after I saw your pic on pinterest. We wrote Arabic alphabets on ours. The kids had a lot of fun! Check out what we did at Here is the exact link: Thanks for the inspiration!

    January 28, 2015 at 12:38 am
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