ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Alphabet Crafts & A Giveaway

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Alphabet Crafts & A Giveaway

Update: Unfortunately, the winner that was originally chosen for this great book did not leave an email address for us to contact and never responded here to claim the prize. So, lucky for comment #26 chosen by Random.org (5/17/10) the prize is now awarded to them.

Stephanie said...
What a neat idea! I'd love to have this book as my kids get older.



Allie, of No Time for Flash Cards, has teamed up with MemeTales to put together a wonderful alphabet resource for parents of preschoolers. The book Alphabet Crafts features a unique idea for visually representing each letter of the alphabet with creative materials.

Allie has put her knowledge as a professional educator and as a mom into the creation of this new book. Throughout the pages she offers useful suggestions and explains bits and pieces of her personal teaching philosophy. In addition to the project ideas, this book includes a helpful list of 15 great books for teaching the letters of the alphabet.

As a parent I (Katie from A List Maker's Life) loved the step-by-step instructions. There are pictures included for many of the steps. Since my craft age children are 4 and 5 they could actually follow these instruction independently with ease. I also appreciate the detailed material lists included for each of the activities. This was always an important piece of my lesson planning as a classroom teacher.

My personal favorite alphabet craft in the book is the adorable Watermelon W. However, the kids and I tried our hand at the E is for Envelope project because I wanted them to take it a step further by writing letters to put in the envelopes. Allie suggests writing letters (E & e on small scrap pieces) which is what my 4 year old practiced with, but since the 5 year old already knows his letters I wanted him to practice letter writing (Dear Gram...).


GIVEAWAY

Alphabet Crafts is available for purchase for only $8, which is a fantastic value. However, Allie has also offered a giveaway copy of this new book to one reader of ABC & 123.



To be entered to win please leave your comment on this post.

While there is no purchase necessary, or special requirements, to enter this giveaway we would love if you would also consider the following options. This helps us as we continue to spread the word about great educational sites and resources, as well as connect with amazing teachers and parents like you!
~Check out Allie's blog
~Follow and/or Subscribe to ABC & 123
~Join us on the ABC & 123 Community on Blog Frog



Entry in this giveaway will be open until Friday, April 30th at 10 PM EST.

123 comments:

  1. I would love this for my son!

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  2. I just joined your group on blog frog (Cassie, Southern Domestic Goddess)

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  3. I'm a big fan of No Time for Flashcards. I have done a lot of these letters with my 3 year old.

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  4. What wonderful creative ideas!!!

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  5. Joined your Blog Frog community

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  6. Visited No Time For Flashcards and am following!

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  7. I would LOVE this book, I use these ideas for playdates with our friends!

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  8. I already follow no time for flashcards

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  9. I would love to have all of Allie's wonderful ideas in a book format!

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  10. I love Allie's Blog, I'm a subscriber of it.

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  11. I'm a subscriber of ABC & 123

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  12. I would love to have this!

    Cathy
    ecspedteacher@gmail.com

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  13. My son is still too young to use this but what can I say? I'm a teacher and I (yes ME) would love to have this. Pick me...pick me...OOOHhh pick me! ;)

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  14. I love Allie's blog, and my boys love her activities!

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  15. I follow No Time For Flashcards and LOVE IT too!

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  16. i love Allie's blog and I am a follower of her blog

    i am a follower of this blog too...

    hope to win!

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  17. I would love this for my Pre schoolers!
    schroepfer7@gmail.com

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  18. I follow Allie's blog, too!
    One more entry please!
    schroepfer7@gmail.com

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  19. I follow ABC's Blog. Love it, by the way!

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  20. What a neat idea! I'd love to have this book as my kids get older.

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  21. And I just subscribed to her blog... I can use all the help I can get! lol.

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  22. I would love to win this for my 2 yr old quads!

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  23. I already follow Allie's Blog...love it!

    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  24. I follow ABC & 123.

    charityd AT centurytel DOT net

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  25. Both your blog and Allie's blog are wonderful and useful tools. I don't homeschool, but I incorporate all of these ideas with my son on evenings and weekends and for play dates!

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  26. I would love this for my kids!
    tolsmamm at juno dot com

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  27. I too love Allie's blog and would love to have a book format of all of her great ideas. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  28. I folloe No time for flash cards!

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  29. I follow ABC & 123 on frog blog!

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  30. Allie has so many great ideas- Her blog has always been one of my favorites and my "go to" spot when I need an idea for something!

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway and for all the hard work put into it.

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  32. Allie's blog has always been a favorite! I follow her also :)

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  33. I love Allie's blog!
    dean_jd@msn.com

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  34. I follow you!
    dean_jd@msn.com

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  35. I would love a copy of this book to use with Emily. I am a big fan of her site :0)

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  36. I have followed both this blog and No Time for Flashcards since becoming a preschool teacher this past year. I have found so many great ideas! Thank you for the chance! :)

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  37. I follow both your blog and no time for flashcards!

    catherineannholmes at gmail dot com

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  38. I would love to have this for my son!

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  39. I've been looking at buying this since she "published" it. It would be fantastic to win it instead! :)

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  40. What great ideas! I have a subscription and have been telling people about your blog left and right this week.

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  41. sounds wonderful...would love to have!

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  42. I'd love to win this book. I always need new ideas to teach the letters!

    chariscook@hotmail.com

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  43. Great Ideas Thank You !!!

    http://polwig.com

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  44. I would love this for my son!

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  45. I would love a copy of this! BTW - I receive email updates from your blog:-)

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  46. I would love a copy of this!

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  47. I follow no time for flashcards

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  48. I would love her book. I am always looking for new crafts for my abc book I do with my preK class.

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  49. I already follow you, subscribe to you and to Allie's blog. She has fabulous ideas.

    juliecerdas at gmail dot com

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  50. This looks like a neat book

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  51. I would love to win this book for my 4yo and 8 mth old daughters

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  52. I love no time for flashcards! I always eagerly open her posts! Would love this book.

    trudie@jollymommy.co.za

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  53. I am a follower of ABC (even have your button on my blog for easy access to your fab site!!)

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  54. Sounds like an excellent book. We would certainly enjoy it.

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  55. I had seen the envelope craft, but would have never thought of putting something inside them....frymanfour(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. She has fabulous ideas! Thanks for a great give-away.

    rachelspreschool at yahoo dot com

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  57. I (faithfully) follow your blog

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  58. Also part of your blogfrog community.

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  59. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great book!

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  60. I subscribe to Allie's feed and have found her ideas to be of the category "I wish I had thought of that!"

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  61. This book looks like it has great ideas to use with my kids.

    jennatherton at gmail dot com

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  62. love her blog and I love this giveaway!

    twcctw@gmail.com

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  63. I would love to win this. I follow the blog notimeforflashcards.

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  64. I read her blog every day. This would be great to share with our school!

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  65. I am a newcomer to NTFFC and I LOVE it. It has been great for our house while Mother Nature is throwing her temper tantrums with this snow! :) Thanks for all the great ideas, please keep them coming!

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  66. We've just started doing alphabet crafts with our daughter and most of our ideas have come from No Time For Flashcards. What a great resource!

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  67. Oh I need this for my K classroom... :)

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  68. How cool! I love and subscribe to both of your blogs. I'd love this book! Thanks!
    katkirkwood@gmail.com

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  69. I love No Time for Flash Cards and am excited to learn about this blog. Would love to win a copy of Allie's book! :)

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  70. I have been a follower of No Time for Flash Cards for awhile. She has great Ideas

    I Follow and/or Subscribe to ABC & 123

    I Joined the ABC & 123 Community on Blog Frog

    :)

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  71. Oh, super! Thanks for the chance!
    nettacow at gmail dot com

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  72. My 3 year old would so benefit from this!

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  73. I am now a follower of your blog and have been a follower of No Time for Flashcards for a while.

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  74. I also joined the community on Blog Frog

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  75. have 3.5 yr. old twins, would love to have this for them!

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  76. I would love one of these!!!

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  77. I love her blog and would love this book!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  78. We, my son and I(yes, I have had so much fun too!) have had so much fun with the ideas on this site. We would LOVE this book!

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  79. I love Allie's blog and all of her ideas and I love ABC & 123!!! I'd be soooo excited to win!!!

    Jen

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  80. okay i am 102...i have little chance, but love the abc craft book idea!

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  81. We would absolutely LOVE this book! Thank you for the chance!

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  82. I would love this book! I just started following your blog today!

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  83. Another great giveaway, thanks so much!

    mnmzz at msn dot com

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  84. I would love this book! I follow and love this blog.
    tscorcoran@aol.com

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  85. I would LOVE this resource. I follow this and Allie's blog and subscribe to both!

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  86. just found you and I'm totally inspired!
    momstumpf@hotmail.com

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  87. I follow this blog and hers, and I would love to win her book!

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  88. I am constantly visiting & follow No Time for Flashcards! NTFF is even on my FB page! I've tried a few of these letters w/ my daughter & always looking at her new ideas! My daughter LOVES them! :)

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  89. I would SOOOO love to have this resource to add to my limited preschool collection!

    kateh12783@hotmail.com

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  90. Jennie ShellenbergerApril 26, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    This looks like so much fun!

    And I follow the blog on bloglines.

    jenniedean at hotmail dot com

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  91. That book looks great- I'm always looking for more ideas for our rotating joyschool:)
    kirsti.clark@gmail.com

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  92. I follow :)
    kirsti.clark@gmail.com

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  93. This would be a great addition to our home preschool!

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  94. I'd love to win this! I've actually been a follower of Allie's blog for over a year now, and I've enjoyed her alphabet activities.

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  95. I'm a follower, AND a subscriber!

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  96. Looks like a great resource. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. This would be great! Please enter me.

    Wendy
    ebeandebe at gmail dot com

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