Toddler Crafts: ABCs

“A, B, C/as easy as 1, 2, 3″…except to a toddler who’s just learning her ABCs. We’ve been encouraging our future scholar that there’s more to books than the pictures, and it hasn’t always been easy.

We started making “letter wands” last month. Just one a week, and it seems to be a big hit with our little darling.  Letter wands are simply letters I cut out of fun foam, decorated by our toddler, and attached to a drinking straw with packing tape. Oh, sure. There’s a bit of “whacking the cat” with the wand, but she’s also using them in learning activities as well.

Letter Treasure Hunt: My daughter and I take her letter wand of the week to search for matching letters in books, magazines, and other items around the house.

Trace the Letter: Decorating the letter with different textures (one letter may have been decorated with markers, another with feathers, a third with fabric, etc.) encourages her to trace the shape of the letter with her fingers. Just be ready that your toddler may be more interested in “undecorating” the letter.

Singing the ABCs: As we sing the song, we encourage her to raise the appropriate letter wand.

So far, so good! It seems to be working for us. Check out We Are THAT Family  Rocks In My Dryer to see what’s working for other’s today.

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3 Comments »

  1. Ally said

    Great idea! My son would be joining your daughter in “whacking the cat” haha..thanks for sharing!

  2. Jenni said

    Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • demurr said

      Jenni, thanks so much for stopping by!

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