J has become more and more interested in letters these days. He sees them everywhere, but still calls them all S or O. Because of this new found interest, I’ve followed suit and have come up with some fun letter recognition games for us to play.
Letter Clank Can
This game is super easy and J has loved it! I simply took a used coffee can and cut a rectangle hole out of the top, large enough for our magnetic letters to easily fit inside. I dumped all our magnetic letters in a bowl. J picked up letters one by one and I told him the correct name of the letter. He usually repeated the letter’s name, and then dropped the letters into the can.
Masking Tape Letter Painting
This was a fun way for J to practice the letter S. I simply used masking tape to make a letter S on a sheet of paper. I let him paint all over the paper, let it dry, then pulled off the tape. The letter was left white while the rest of the paper was colored. I suggest that you use cardstock or a thicker paper. I used just regular computer paper and it tore a bit when I was pulling off the tape.
Letters Hidden in Plastic Eggs
This was a really fun game for J. I hid our magnetic letters inside plastic Easter eggs. J opened each egg and found a letter hidden inside. I named each letter for him as he found them. We did this game later using the letters of his name…and that was a huge hit. He really likes spelling his name with us. Go see how Allison at No Time for Flash Cards did game with her daughter.
Cornmeal Letter Discovery Tray
I showed you this tray last week, but I thought it was appropriate to add it here too. I simply buried magnetic letters in cornmeal. J searched through the tray to find the letters and then placed them on the fridge. As always, I labeled each letter for him as he found them. Click here to see the whole post.
These simple games are great for little ones who are just starting to learn their letters. Do you have any other great ways of introducing letters to tots?
J is 23 months old.
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