Monday, September 17, 2012

ABC Activity Using Dot Makers

It's official.  My daughter knows letters T, S, N, A....and well, that's about all the official ones for now but we are making definitely progress!  I still love the dot makers that we used a few weeks ago to make our amazing tye-dye coffee filters, so I decided to use these to work on letters.  I simply made the letters with circles first, sort of like I did for the Rock Letters, and then I just gave her the dot makers.   As you can see, she thought this was a super fun and stuck with this activity for quite awhile.

Even Little Buddy had fun with the dot makers, although he didn't exactly make the letters (he's 2 and a half), but he still enjoyed it and claimed that each letter was an "S!!!!"

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