Create a project that continues to help your child learn their alphabet! You can create these alongside their lesson plan at school or all at once to have a new learning adventure everyday. These would also be a great addition to a bookshelf spelling out your child's name. The possibilities are endless!
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Here is how to make them:
Quick Dry Craft Glue
Suncatcher Stain- Assorted Colors
262" Wood Square Blocks
9 x 12 Stick-It Felt Sheets- Assorted Colors
9 x 12 Soft Felt Sheets- Assorted Colors
(available here: http://www.newimageco.biz/pdfs/letterstemplate.pdf
1) Begin by staining your wood blocks. Use your suncatcher stain and paintbrush and brush on the stain similar to if you were painting. You can have a different color on each side or do each block a different color.
TIP: It may be beneficial to stain a block at a time so you can figure out the layout for each letter as the stain dries.
2) While the blocks dry, begin the process of cutting out the pieces for each block. You will be covering all 6 sides of the block using things associated to the letter on that block. We chose to use upper and lower case letters for 2 sides of the block. Our block layout is show in the images below.
3) Begin by cutting out the letters of the block from theLetters Templatefrom your Stick-It Felt Sheets.
4)Next, cut out the various items associated with that letter from Stick-It and Soft Felt. Here are a list of suggestions by letter to help inspire you:
A: Apple, Acorn, Arrow, Ampersand, Alligator, Airplane, Addition, Asleep
B: Ball, Brown, Bee, Bone, Backpack, Baby, Balloon, Blue
C: Car, Clover, Candle, Corn, Cactus, Camouflage, Clock, Caterpillar
D: Dog, Daisy, Diamond, Dice, Dolphin, Dragon, Dragonfly, Drink
E: Earth, Eye, Exclamation Point, Elephant, Egg, East, Ear, Ear Muffs
F: Face, Fan, Farm, Feather, Fire, Feet, Fish, Flag
G: Green, Garbage Can, Gecko, Ghost, Gift, Giraffe, Gingerbread Man, Glove
H: Hairbrush, Hamburger, Hammer, Hand, Hat, Heart, Home, Hot Dog
I: Ice, Ice Cream Cone, Ivy, Insect, Igloo, Idea, Icicle, Ice Skate
J: Juice, Jester, Jellybeans, Jellyfish, Jeans, Jar, Jacks, Jack-O-Lantern
K: Kayak, Key, Keyboard, Kite, Knot, Koala, Knife, Kangaroo
L: Ladder, Ladybug, Lightning, Lamp, Lion, Laundry, Lemon, Light Bulb
M: Music, Mushroom, Mummy, Monkey, Monster, Mitten, Magnet, Mail
N: Nut, Nose, Nail, Necktie, Nest, No, Night, North
O: Orange, Oar, Octagon, Olive, Oval, Owl, Octopus, Ocean
P: Purple, Paintbrush, Palette, Palm Tree, Panda, Paper Clip, Peanut, Pumpkin
Q: Question Mark, Queen, Quarter, Quotation Marks, Quart, Quail, Quilt, Quiver
R: Red, Ruler, Rowboat, Ring, Rabbit, Rainbow, Recycle, Rocket
S: Sailboat, School Bus, Sea Horse, Sheep, Shoe, Sky, Smile, Star
T: Triangle, Tornado, TV, Turtle, Tree, Train, Treasure Chest, Tooth
U: Umbrella, Unicorn, Utensils, USA, Up, Unicycle, Under, Underline
V: Vegetable, Violin, Vine, Vest, Vase, Van, Vacuum, Vacation
W: White, Wagon, Wand, Walrus, Watch, Watermelon, Wave, Witch
X: X-Ray, Xylophone, Multiplication Sign, Create an X Mosaic, Make a character
out of the letter X named Xavier
Y: Yellow, Yarn, Yak, Yam, Yard, Yardstick, Yawn, You (put a picture of your child
here or a reflective material to create a mirror)
Z: Zebra, Zig Zag, Zipper, Zoo, Zucchini, Zeppelin
5) Now enjoy spending time sharing each letter with your child and class!