This is one of my favourite activities for teaching the letters of the alphabet.
Its basically a whole bunch of shapes that can be used to make the letters of the alphabet. The letters are each a different colour so it's easier for kids to find the right pieces. Then they have to figure out how to put them together to form the letter.
I give them a little checklist so they can keep track of what they've found. Ticking off the list is often their favourite part! It also provides a little help if they're struggling to remember what some of the letters look like. It's laminated so once they've found them all I can wipe it clean for the next kids!
So where can you get your own set?
You can download the alphabet puzzles for free at kizclub.com.
And you can download my checklist for free here.
Then just print, laminate and cut!
Things I've Learnt:
- Make sure to laminate these! They hold up pretty well if you do, and after all that cutting you'll want them to! I laminated them before I cut them out. This saves cutting twice and means the pieces line up properly. But they're not quite as durable as if you laminate them after cutting.
- I keep them all in a little plastic folder with the checklist and a pen. It's perfect for centre work or early finishers.
- These would be great to use at home if you printed them on magnetic paper and let your kids use them on the fridge.
- The shapes can also be used to make all kinds of fun pictures and creations too!
- Kizclub.com is amazing! There's loads of free resources for picture books and alphabet and phonics activities. They also have this puzzle in capital letters.
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