Many of you have been following along as we explore the alphabet in creative ways. Since it takes us more than a week to do each letter, you’re also passing us by. We plan to have the entire alphabet and activities posted by mid-November. But if you’re zooming past us, I thought you might appreciate these giant block letters with ideas for filling them. What a hands-on way to learn the alphabet!
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We learn about letters in a variety of ways. When I’m first introducing the letter, I like to print a giant block letter and have my kids fill it in with objects that begin with that letter. As they’re working, we talk about what they’re using as a way to reinforce the letter and sound.
“Here’s a giant letter B! What are we going to fill it up with?”
“Buttons… /b/, /b/, buttons.”
Today I’m sharing over 150 ideas for filling up giant letters. At the end of the post you can download your own free set of giant block letters. Throughout the list you’ll find links to Amazon products to help you find what you need. Have fun!
Letter K…keys, dry kidney beans, kite stickers
Letter M…dry macaroni, magnets, money, M & M’s, marshmallows
Letter O… ocean stickers, oval shapes or stickers, orange manipulatives
Letter P… padlocks, paper clips, dry pasta, peanuts, pennies, popcorn, pretzels, purple or pink balls of play dough, pom poms, packing peanuts
Letter Q… quarters, question mark stamps, quilt squares cut from paper
Letter T… tape, toothbrushes, toys, toy trains, triangles
Letter V… vegetables, toy vehicles or stickers
Letter Y… yellow manipulatives, yarn
Want to see sample letters from A-Z? Check out the lovely collages at Teacher Types!
Did you know?
You get a printable list of all these ideas for filling letters… plus even MORE ideas for building and writing the alphabet in my Letter of the Week lesson plans!
Lowercase letters are now available! Click here!
So many more freebies…
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