Inside: It’s super easy to put together literacy activities using foam letters. Toddlers and preschoolers love to handle them, and they come in a variety of sizes, making them even more versatile!
I am always looking for ways to expose our toddlers and preschoolers to the alphabet. I want literacy activities that are easy to set up, keep the children engaged, and can meet different levels of learning.
Since I put these types of activities together during our centers time, I also want them to be as child-led as possible.
After finding a nice assortment of literacy activities, I thought I’d share them here with you. After all, I bet you have at least one set of foam letters stashed away somewhere!
How to Put Together Literacy Activities Using Foam Letters
Make some alphabet soup in the water table.
Add foam letters to a letter box for some fun alphabet learning.
Put together a toddler ABC sensory table.
Serve up some (foam) letter cookies for a fun matching activity. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Go fishing for letters and match them to those written on the sidewalk. (I Can Teach My Child)
Use small foam letters to make name stamps. (My Bored Toddler)
Use a die to determine what letter the car will land on. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Match the letters on the window to the foam letters in the tub. (Busy Toddler)
Make your own alphabet stamps. (Apartment Therapy)
Go on a letter scavenger hunt. (Hands On As We Grow)
Glue them on the inside of jar lids and play a letter game. (No Time for Flashcards)
Play an I-spy letter matching game in the sensory table. (Momma’s Fun World)
Stick letters on pumpkins in the fall. (The Imagination Tree)
Trace the letters to make an alphabet game. (Kids Activities Blog)
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