kith & kin

{creating alphabet fun}

Having a six year old, a three year old…woah give me a minute while I let that sink in…why do they have to be so big?!

*wiping eyes* I’m not crying. You’re crying.

OK. Let me try this again.

Having a six year old, a three year old, and a one year old means finding educational projects that fit all three is not happening; but I can at least do things with Little Miss and Bug and just distract Bear with other fun things.

Here are three fun, easy ways to learn the alphabet with your littles!

{creating alphabet fun} one

One of our favorites for learning the alphabet is to take a blank alphabet letter, I have used these or just drawn one myself, we then fill the letter with something that starts with that letter. For the letter F we have filled it with Feathers. For the letter L we have painted it with lime halves.

In an effort to make this a slightly less sticky project for the sake of the three year old and this mom’s sanity I have also started using stickers to fill the letters!

Here’s a look at our A full of Airplanes, B full of Bugs, and Little Bear did a C full of Crayon marks.

{creating alphabet fun} hard at work

The best part?! All you need is to print out (or, even easier, draw) the letter you want your littles to do and then find the appropriate stickers here!

{creating alphabet fun} two

So that Bear can join in the fun, here’s another fun alphabet learning game…

I took some rice, some food coloring, shook it all up in a bag, and let it sit out over night on some parchment paper.

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Then, take some foam alphabet letters and “hide” them in the colorful rice inside a big bin. I dyed two bags of rice for this; but one would work too. It really just depends on the size of your container and just how many little hands will be digging in!

{creating alphabet fun} rice

The kids had to then search through and fill the foam boards with the alphabet. This meant putting them in the correct order too!

The letters I happened to find first were our magnetic ones so we used those and then as they found them they would stick them on the fridge.

For added learning, Bear had to learn to not eat the uncooked rice, Bug had to learn which letter it was, and Little Miss had to tell me the letter sound and a word that starts with said letter.

{creating alphabet fun} three

If you are finally getting some nice weather, you can take the alphabet learning outside!

I bought these rocks and used glitter glue pens to write the letters of the alphabet on individual rocks.

{creating alphabet fun} letter rocks

I then scattered them around outside in the back yard and sent Little Miss and Bug on an alphabet scavenger hunt! They found the whole alphabet and then had to put them in order. Which was mostly Little Miss’s doing.

This can also be done inside; but it’s fun to get them outdoors when the weather is cooperating!

Just so you know the glitter glue did fall off a few of the rocks, so back to the drawing board on that one!

*click on any of the supplies and it will link you to where you can purchase them! these are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase my blog will make some money and then i can keep on blogging! so that would be awesome!*

Which idea will you use?! Do you have any fun alphabet ideas?!

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