My son and I enjoy playing Scrabble and other word-building games. But while we are playing, I needed to find a way to keep my 2-year-old happy, without her grabbing our tiles! To keep her busy, I created some word templates for her to enjoy building words too. ABC Letters Tiles are fun for all letter-recognition levels! My two older kids like matching letters on templates too. In addition to being fine motor practice for little fingers, creating words with letter tiles is a great early literacy activity for early reading and spelling.
I searched online and was delighted to find inexpensive letter tiles at Amazon. I’m glad we will not have to sacrifice the Scrabble game tiles. Having my own dedicated abc letter tiles for word work is a nice addition to our homeschool resources.
Then I printed out my templates out, cut them, and laminated them. We have all had a lot of fun playing with these. My youngest can use the alphabet template for practicing visual discrimination and matching the letters on the tiles with those on the template. My early reader practice basic short vowel words and practice building new words. My oldest can practice more advanced spelling.
I made some cards with my children’s real names on them, and I made some blank ones for all of you!
I’ve also made template cards for many sight words for my older daughter, including the nouns (which have pictures on each card too!). I’ve bundled them together for significant savings. Click an image below to learn more about the product. Each of these also include the main ABC template.