Baby Food Jar Cap= Letter Help


Are you looking for a way to reuse some of those caps off of your baby food jars?  Then here is a great idea.  After you clean them simply use a permanent marker and write letters on each cap.  I did a set of capital, lower case, and numbers.  After you have completed that there are an endless amount of activities you can use them for.  

Our first activity was very simple.  I grabbed our letter flash cards and my daughter had to match the letters, say the letter, say the sound, and trace each letter.  

A few other ideas:
-make words
-practice names
-match lower case with upper case
-put the alphabet in order
-find objects that start with that letter
-I bet you can come up with other ideas too...Please make sure you come back and share your ideas.  :)


Comments

pianofingers said…
You can start working on letter sounds too once the letter names are down. You could even do letter combinations, like "sh", "ch", "th", and "ing"

Other ideas:
-memory game (find upper and lowercase letter pairs)
- rhyming words (spell out a short word, like log, and then replace the l with other letters to make other words (like bog, dog, frog, etc.)
- say words and have her pick out the first and last sounds she hears (for example, the first sound of pencil is p and the last sound is l)
- Read a book with her and look for specific letters in the book, reminding her of what sound they make

These are all things that the kindergarteners that I work with practice a lot.
Rose said…
Love this idea. We have lots of baby food jar lids right now and I keep thinking there should be something interesting to do with them.
Oooo I love the letter combinations!! We will for sure be doing that since we have been working on those sounds!

Rose, Have fun with your jar lids! :)
Mama Jodi said…
What a great idea for learning letters. They idea can be used for so many other learning things too. :pve that. Jodi @ www.meanigfulmama.com

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