You’ll love this alphabet painting activity!
Sometimes, activities just turn out perfect. Sometimes, the stars align and everything goes right. Sometimes you end up with a total winner like this alphabet painting activity.
I had an inkling that my daughter would love this activity but I had no idea this would be the game changer it was. Sometimes, activities just do that.
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There’s something so special here.
Maybe it was the simplicity of the design.
Maybe it was setting the project up together.
Maybe it was the quality time we had together during this activity that made it such a winner.
Whatever it was: I’ll take it because good heavens and my stars… I can’t remember when my daughter (2.5 years old) has loved an activity so much.
The set up we did together
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We grabbed our roll of Kraft paper and cut off a solid sized chunk – just big enough for our alphabet letters! My daughter helped me tape it to the wall with painter’s tape.
To keep things clean, we did this project on towels so any drips went on that and not on the carpet. The towels worked great – hip hip horray!
Make sure to do a little singing
I took my trusty giant Sharpie marker and started printing the ABCs on the Kraft paper. I made sure to channel my inner high school poster making self to create the best bubble letters possible for my toddler (wink).
As I worked, she sat with me singing the alphabet, helping me check that my letters were in the right order and letting me know which letter came next.
Finally it was time to paint and learn
For this easy alphabet painting activity, I stayed close by and called out colors and letters for my daughter.
“Make me a pink A!”
“Can you make a blue K?”
SHE LOVED THIS! Even though the letters are in alphabetical order, it’s still a visual challenge for her to find them each time. Add in the color that I picked and suddenly she’s practicing following a 2-step direction along with all the other important skills this activity promotes, like:
- alphabet knowledge
- fine motor practice
- working on a vertical surface (arm strength)
- listening skills
Alphabet activities don’t need to be complicated!
Great alphabet activities don’t need to be complicated. They don’t need to involve worksheets. They don’t need to involve drill-and-kill.
There is so much value in a simple alphabet painting activity – my daughter learned so much and interacted with the alphabet in a wonderful way. This was the perfect way to practice her ABCs.
Sometimes, an activity just goes so perfectly and this was a magically one with my daughter.
Will you make an alphabet painting activity at your house?