Video:Teach the Alphabet Through Craftswith Christina Gavenda
Teaching the alphabet through crafts is a great way to engage kids' creative side while they learn. Try some of these craft projects that will help you teach the alphabet to your child.See Transcript
Transcript:Teach the Alphabet Through Crafts
Hi, my name is Christina Gavenda with About.com and today I’m going to show you how to teach the alphabet through crafts! I love craft time and so do most kids! It is the perfect time to let everyone’s imagination run free!
Color Crafts with the Alphabet
A classic way to practice the alphabet is to use alphabet coloring pages. While doing this you can sing the ABC song or any other alphabet song you know. Some other ideas are asking them what other things start with the sound of the letter they’re coloring and does the letter look like anything else such as an A looks like a tee-pee or snow topped mountain.
Make an Alphabet Memory Game Craft
Memory games are fun to play one on one or in small groups! You can make your own memory game. Print out six outlined letters to a paper, two of each letter, and have your kids color them while pointing out which letter it is and what it sounds like. This is another great time to sing alphabet songs! Once they’re all colored and cut out, randomly put them in lines facing down and take turns trying to find the matching letters. Another simple way is to use coloring pages with prints on them. Like a boy playing with a ball in his backyard. Go through the page picking out everything that starts with B.
Make the Alphabet with Popsicle Sticks
Popsicle sticks, glue, markers and glitter can provide a ton of fun and learning! Use a printed off letter about the size of letter your kid would make using popsicle sticks and tell them to copy the letter by laying the sticks on top of it. Help them glue it together while talking about all the ways that letter sounds and words that start with those sounds. Once the letter completely dry have let them decorate it with glitter, stickers, markers, or whatever you have around the house!Use a large outlined print off letters and encourage your kid’s creativity by helping them make the letters into animals! Some of the best learning fun you can have are with papers and crayons!Thanks for watching, for more information visit us online at About.com.Music by Jason Shaw @ audionautix.com