A magical letter board alphabet activity for preschoolers – zomg
I love that letter boards today are the chalkboards of yesterday. Every mom has one and oh my goodness, aren’t they so much fun?! Which is why using them for a letter board alphabet activity for preschoolers seems 100% right.
**Full credit for the idea to use a letter board in a kids activity to my dear friend Katie at Preschool Inspirations.**
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Grab your letter board – this activity is fantastic
Since my letter board came with about a million tiny letters it seemed like the perfect sorting activity for my preschooler.
Who doesn’t love a chance for a preschooler to work on letter recognition AND sorting skills all at once – oh and with a side dish pre-writing skills.
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I’m not kidding when I say this activity is fantastic:
- Sorting – classifying letters by shape
- Letter recognition – learning to name letters
- Pre-writing skills – noticing how letters are formed
How can you help preschoolers learn letters?
SIMPLE: Expose them to letters. Immerse them in letters. Make letters a normal part of life and think of the alphabet the same way you thought of animal names and sounds.
You didn’t flashcard them to learn what a cow looks like and how it says “moo”. Instead, when you saw a cow, you said “moo”.
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Treat letters the same way:
- Introduce them in context
- Don’t over-stress them
- Keep it light and fun
During this letter board alphabet activity, your child can play with letters of the alphabet as they increase familiarity.
The quick and easy set up:
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All I did to set up this activity was to take a piece of painter’s tape and use it to make a center line down my letter board.
I set out my letters on the floor and gave my daughter (4) the directions for our activity.
Here’s how this alphabet activity went down…
I explained to my daughter the sorting “rules” for this activity:
Sort the letters by straights and curves.
Immediately she shouted “K is all straights!!!” and then a moment later “G is NOT!”
She knew right away exactly how to sort these letters – but even then, she wasn’t always perfect and it took her time to do this activity.
A lot of time and a lot of focus.
The best part – my 3 and 6 year olds got in on the action too. Everyone loved this activity!
Making a letter board activity was so easy!
I hope you use your letter board to have a little preschool activity fun with your kiddo.
It’s just another reason why letter boards are the hottest trend right now.
When will you make a letter board alphabet activity?