It’s so much fun to incorporate alphabet learning activities into our every day reading and activities. Every day items and even garbage materials can easily be re-purposed into engaging hands on activities for my toddler and preschooler! Alphabet learning is the most important pre-literacy skill to introduce to them.
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I love incorporating learning moments into familiar parts of our lives, especially reading favorite picture books. Here are some of our favorite preschool picture book lessons. Some of these book-inspired preschool lessons I’ve blogged about. To see the picture book preschool activities we’ve done, click on the activity description link below. There are many that we have not yet blogged about. Read the preschool picture book lesson activity ideas and let me know if you try them yourself!
To learn about the books, click on the “get book” links. Strawberry (and soon Kitty) and I are working on doing even more activities together. I hope you enjoy the activities too!
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I loved the picture book LMNO Peas by Keith Baker from the first time I read it. Basing our activity on the book’s list of jobs to do, we made our own A to Z book of people in the community. The last page asks us, just as the Peas do, “Who Are You?” It’s an activity that got my daughter thinking. I asked her the question, “What activities do you do that are a part of who you are?” Continue Reading
What could be more fun than sticker play for a preschooler?
I decided to play on her interest to play with ABC stickers by making her a lowercase to uppercase matching game.
This was super simple! I cut out brown paper to be a trunk and green paper with tree-like whorls. I taped these together in the shape of a tree. Then I wrote lowercase letters on the tree with a neon marker.
Strawberry found the lowercase letters on the tree and put the uppercase stickers on them.
She really liked that she was going out of order. Sometimes she’d pretend to do the wrong letter just to see if I was paying attention.
Playing with ABC stickers by making an ABC sticker tree like this was a nice reminder that learning activities do not have to be difficult or require a lot of preparation. It kept her engaged and learning, plus she found it to be a lot of fun!