I printed and laminated each letter of the
alphabet to play lots of learning games with L!
Foam Letter Match-up
In the first game we played, I layed out the letters in order on the floor. I then
had him match small foam letters to each laminated letter.
To make it more fun, I played some of L's favorite upbeat music while he matched. I sat nearby to cheer him on and help when he needed it.
In the second game, I used our site word cards for L to match with the letters on the floor. I handed him a card and he found each letter of the word on the card and brought them to me.
When he brought each letter back to me, I put them on the floor in the order that he handed them to me. I made him look at the word on the card again to see if the letters were in the correct order.
"Does this word look like the word on the card?" When he recognized that the letters weren't in order, he looked at the card to put them in correct order.
and then we sounded out the word and celebrated when it was complete!
Alphabet Beanbag Toss
We played another game two different ways with the letters and our homemade no sew beanbags. I called out random letters of the alphabet and L would throw his beanbag onto the letter I called out. We also reversed it where I threw a beanbag onto a letter and he would tell me what letter it was.
Sticks and Strings Letter Tracing
Yet another game we've played with our laminated alphabet was using popsicle sticks and string to trace each letter.
Beginning Letter Object Find
We've also played a game where either me or L chooses a letter then we run around and find toys and other objects around the house that start with that letter, and place them on the letter itself. He needs lots of help with this game, but hey...thats why we're doing it!
Letter "I Spy"
I've also been taping letters to the wall in crazy places and we play "I spy the letter...." This is lots of fun for him because he loves to play the game "I Spy" anyway.
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