ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Play To Learn ~ ABCs Part 2

Monday, September 13, 2010

Play To Learn ~ ABCs Part 2

Welcome to this week’s s Play To Learn! This week we’re continuing our Part 2 of learning the ABC’s, so here we go! I try to incorporate as many different skills into our letter of the week program as I can, movement, motor skills, handwriting, games, singing, whatever I can think of to make our learning fun!

We do fun things that teach 1 to 1 correspondence. These are magnet pages and I use these magnets from Amazon or pom-pom magnets we made by gluing pom-poms to round magnets found in the craft isle at Wal-mart.


For a fun motor skill activity we do lacing cards, this is a great sewing practice skill as well:


We do scavenger hunts for things that start with the letter we are learning, this was obviously a Letter B box hunt (Sorry about Barbie's lack of clothing, we seem to have a hard time with that over here, not sure about you all?)


And everyone’s favorite, the shaving cream or paint bags! I’ve also tried this with sand trays, salt trays and play-doh.


And of course we do crafts whenever we can!


We do letter collages, and cut and paste and color:

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We practice writing and pre-writing:


And of course we READ! This is our favorite book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom:


When we’re all done learning each letter, we put it up on our Alphabet Tree to show that it’s been learned!

And just to see where we are I do random assessments where I call out a letter and she dabs it with her Do-A-Dot marker. It’s a fun activity for her and this makes it easy to see what she needs to work on!


Those are just some of many ideas for learning the alphabet! If you want to see more, feel free to head over to Confessions of a homeschooler! Just click on the ABC’s & 123’s link at the top of my blog!

If you have more ideas to share, or would like to be included in future “Play To Learn” posts, please email me at homeschoolerconfessions {at} gmail {dot} com, we’d love to hear from you!



  1. Hi Erica! Maybe you would like these to be included in your future ABC activities:

  2. where did you get your chicka chicka boom boom tree?