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Building Words with the Movable Alphabet

Word Building (Free Printable Movable Alphabet and Pink Series Word Cards)

Sweet Pea was about 4 years old when she was introduced to this work.

From: The Movable Alphabet is a set of letters that allow children to build words before they have started either writing or reading. It is a very classic and well-known piece of Montessori work.

Prerequisite: You and your child […]

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Lower Case Milk Cap Letters (& Intro to Alphabetical Order)

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: Ever since I posted a worksheet with my original upper case milk cap letters, people have been emailing me asking for a set of lower case letters too. I finally created a set of them and thought up this quick activity for introducing alphabetical order […]

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Personal Spelling Dictionary

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

 

From: Sweet Pea has been (relentlessly) asking us how to spell certain words. My husband mentioned that one of his teachers had created a personal dictionary for each student and that we should try making one for Sweet Pea.

Material:

Any notebook with at least 27 pages […]

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Writing in Jello Powder

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This very fun sticky finger writing activity from Teach Mama has been on my to-do list since I first saw her post about it.

Material:

2 packets of gelatin dessert mix (Better known as “Jello”). Jelly roll tray. Foil. (Optional, but helps with clean-up.) Milk cap letters. […]

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Do-A-Dot Letter Mazes

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Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: I found this quick Do-A-Dot letter recognition idea at Tons of Fun and also at A Mommy’s Adventures.

Material:

Do-A-Dot Markers. A-Z Letter Maze Worksheets. (All of the letter worksheets are included in one file. Right click on link and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target […]

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Lowercase Do-A-Dot Letters

Free Lowercase Do-A-Dot Printables (Shannon's Totschool)

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I have finally finished the lowercase Do-A-Dot letters! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also make a lowercase version. It took me much longer to make these than I expected, but […]

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Letter Search with Stickers

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: The Activity Mom did this quick letter matching activity, which I think originally came from Crunchy and Green.

Material:

Alphabet stickers. (You can get these almost anywhere. We found ours at Target.) Letter matching worksheets. (Start with the partial alphabets worksheets on the top row and only […]

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Uppercase Do-A-Dot Letters

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Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: Erika from Confessions of a Homeschooler often posts an individual Do-A-Dot letter worksheet when her tot is learning a particular letter (P for example), but I had trouble searching her site to find all of the letters. I also searched the web, but was surprised that I […]

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Letter Matching Eggs

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: I am not sure where I first saw this idea, but This Little Project posted about a letter matching egg game and Crunchy and Green also posted about it, along with some other good ideas for plastic eggs.

Material:

26 Plastic eggs. Permanent marker. 2 Baskets or […]

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Milk Cap Letters & Sesame Street Nameplates

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Sweet Pea is 27 months old.

From: I found these Bottle Cap Letters on Carissa’s Tools for Tot’s page. I got the idea to use Mod Podge on them from this post at Heather’s Eager Little Mind blog.

Materials:

Several washed and dried caps from gallons of milk. Mod Podge. Small paintbrush. 2-3 Milk […]

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