I’m always looking for hands-on literacy activities that help teach alphabet recognition and letter sounds. With a toddler and preschooler in the house, we have been busy learning the alphabet!
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Earlier this year, I told you about a tree we had to cut down in our yard. I asked my husband to cut some of the branches for me so that I could still keep a part of the tree. They were sitting in a box in our garage and my 3 year-old kept getting them out while he was playing. One of his favorite things to do was to build bridges and then draw water with sidewalk chalk underneath. I got the idea to create some characters on the wood slices that he could use in his bridge play!
I still had lots of wood slices left so I decided I would create a whole alphabet set for us to use for different alphabet activities. They are so easy to make!
Apply one thin layer of Modge Podge on the wood slice and place an alphabet letter on top. Then, apply multiple thin layers of Modge Podge over each letter on the wood slices. I found 3 coats with at least 20 minute dry time between coats worked well. Let them dry completely for 72 hours before using the pieces.
I think they turned out really well!
Stay tuned for activities we are doing with the wood slices for learning the alphabet! I’d love to hear how you would use the ABC wood pieces. Please share your ideas below.
In the meantime, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to Alphabet Activities.
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