Frugal Fun with the Littles – Exposing the Alphabet
One technique that really helped Baloo learn his letters was simply noticing that letters are everywhere. He was so excited to be able to point out letters when we were out and about. I’ll never forget one time when we were walking up to a store (Staples) and just as we were about to cross the street he noticed the store sign. He stopped in his tracks and just had to identify all 7 letters of the store name. He was so proud of himself!
Royal doesn’t know his letters yet so I’ve decided to make a point to expose him to letters as much as possible. We are focusing on one letter a week, and we just finished G week, so all my examples will be G’s!
I made this G out of the LeapFrog fridge magnets on the fridge one night.
We made ‘G Street’ and then I added different color houses so we could work on colors too.
We made G’s out of Duplo Legos, Zoobs, and that is a letter bean bag!
That’s Royals hand waiting patiently while I made a G with his garbage trucks.
We made a G with our bodies! (Forgive me for the super blurry photo but Royal wouldn’t let me try a 2nd time! He wanted to see the picture!)
I was able to convince Baloo to make one with stuffed animals.
And then Royal wanted in on the action with his trucks!
I put a big G up on the easel and gave Royal some G vocab cards to glue on
We made a G with play doh
Make shadow letter puppets! I used a big foam letter, but a simple cut out – or even fingers sometimes – would do the trick!
We have fabric letters (tutorial here!) that we try to have out to play with a lot.
There are so many unique ways to expose the alphabet! Try pointing out signs and letters in books and just have fun with it!