Search, find, and erase the ABCs in this simple alphabet activity.
- Dry erase marker
- Washcloth or paper towel
- Alphabet manipulatives: magnetic letters, foam letters, ABC puzzle pieces
- Bowl or bag
First, choose up to 7 letters to focus on (choose letters in your child’s name first then progress to the most frequently used letters- here’s the order of the first 10 s, a, t, p, i, n, c, g, m, k). Collect an alphabet manipulative for each letter (magnetic letters, foam letters, ABC puzzle pieces, etc.) or just write the letters you’ve chosen on small slips of paper. Place the letter manipulatives into a bowl or bag. Next, write the selected letters on a window, glass door, or mirror using a dry erase marker. Pull a letter from the bowl or bag, and identify its name and sound. Search and find the letter on the window, wall, or mirror and use a washcloth to erase it. Repeat until all the letters have been found and erased!
- Alphabetic Knowledge- Identifies letters, numbers, characters, and symbols in print and understands that letters represent sounds.
- Listening (Receptive Language)- Understands and interprets language (both words and gestures). Communicates or acts in response to language and verbal cues.
- Fine Motor- Builds strength and coordination of small movements in hands to pick up, squeeze, twist, cut, and manipulate tools and toys.