Paper plates are such a versatile set of tools that can be used for a fun kids activity!
Check out this pumpkin craft we made using a paper plate!
I love that paper plates can be used for putting forth crafts for kids, learning colors and for a fun early learning activity like this one.
This activity only required two ingredients: paper plates and foam stickers.
The foam stickers are completely optional because you can just use a sharpie marker or crayola markers to write letters onto the paper plate.
But, because we had foam letters, it was a great opportunity to use them in this really fun and easy letter learning diy activity for kids.
I’ll be sharing below how I put this simple alphabet letters for kids activity together and how you can too!
Related: Looking for another fun activity for teaching letter recognition? Here are some fun ways to teach pre k letters!
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Foam letters (optional)
How do I teach my child to recognize the alphabet?
By setting up simple activities like this!
This simple letters activity was so simple to put together.
Here are the steps I took to set this simple learning letters activity for kids together:
Write a letter at the center of your paper plate.
Then, add letter stickers all around it making sure to add a couple of that same letter at the center.
Then, you can set this activity on a table and your child can circle the correct letters that match to the letter in the middle of the plate.
As you find them, shout out their letter sound!
Related: Want to learn the basic steps of how I taught my daughter how to read letters, words and learn to read? Check out this post right here!
How do you explain the alphabet letters?
There are many different approaches to this but the way that worked for us is to:
Practice lowercase letters first (why? Because lowercase letters are used most often than uppercase letters in our world.)
And, the one little trick that helped my oldest learn how to read was to: practice the letter SOUNDS not the letter NAME. Yep, a very simple trick to learning about alphabet letters! 😀
Which letters of the alphabet should be taught first?
There is no right or wrong answer to this.
I’ve heard to start with the vowels as these are in every single word.
Or, to start with the letters M and D as these are the letters that a child speaks first when they say Mama and Dada.
Whatever works for you will be fine and as you know: every child is different.
And, so because of this they will all learn at their own pace.
The only thing I can truly say about this is that instead of learning the ABC song alone we also incorporated the ABC sounds and this was very helpful for our family in learning about the alphabet.
How do I teach my child letters?
Looking for fun activities to teach your littles about learning letters in a fun way?
Check these out:
Alphabet Coloring Books Freebie (Uppercase)
Alphabet Coloring Books Freebie (Lowercase)
Easy Alphabet Shaving Cream Letters Activity for Kids
Ping Pong Math and Alphabet DIY
Simple Alphabet Sensory Bottle
And, so much more!
What other fun ways can you think of incorporating to learn the ABC’s? 🙂
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