It’s that time of the year. Sweet, sweet Summer is ending, and some of us are gearing up for the start of the new school year.Because I am one of those sickos, who admittedly has an odd fervor for the beginning of the school year (and school in general), I became a teacher, so I could make sure I never have to let go of the back-to-school jitters (that and office supplies. I love office supplies). I, also, enjoy singing Billy Madison’s “Back to School” song on my first day of school.
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, I am going to share with you an easy and cute alphabet practice activity. My oldest is one year away from kindergarten, and working on our letters is the big push around the house.
This Alphabet Practice Activity is great because it does not just focus on a letter, but it also hones fine motor skills.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White School Glue
- Pom Poms- assorted sizes and colors
- Cardstock or any paper
- a sharpie or marker
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Draw a fairly large letter. Any letter. For this, I did first initials, and wrote the full name under the letter.
- Place some glue on a plate for easy dipping.
- Open up Pom-Poms.
- Model dipping a pom-pom into the glue and placing it on the outline of the letter.
- Let your little one(s) have at it.
BONUS: Want to up the learning ante? Talk about patterns and colors while arranging the pom-poms.
Here is my son’s and Sophia’s, my good friend’s daughter, letters.
For Sophia’s letter, I framed hers, so she could hang it in her room- alphabet practice activity and room decor–score!
I’m eager to hear of some other activities you use to practice the alphabet!