Learning letters can be tricky so we made this game of ABC Hoopla to try and inject a little fun into learning.
To make this you will need:
- 3 kitchen towel tubes
- Coloured tissue paper
- Sponge/felt letters or card letters A, B and C
- Coloured card
- Glue or double-sided sticky tape
- 9 old bangles
- 9 white sticky labels
- Black marker
First roll three old kitchen-towel tubes in coloured tissue paper. Next attach a sponge letter A, B or C with double-sided sticky tape to each tube. You could simply cut out a letter from coloured card and glue this on instead.
Draw and cut out something beginning with each letter on coloured card and glue this below each letter. We chose apple for A, bee for B and car for C.
Finally take nine old bangles. To each bangle attach a sticky label. On one side of each label write a capital A, B or C, with the corresponding lower case letter on the opposite side.
You are now ready to play!
Simply encourage your toddler to place each lettered bangle over the corresponding letter-tube. Hoopla!
Skills Your Toddler Will Learn:
- Letter recognition
- Fine motor skills.
For more great ideas for play-based learning why not check out my ‘Learn to Play and Play to Learn page and follow my Pinterest board below.
This week we are linking up to Monday Kids Corner, Tuesday Tots, Pin it Tuesday and:
Aly (@plus2point4) says
That’s very clever! I thought you used fridge magnets at first.You a few kitchen rolls to collect now so you can complete the alphabet.
Wow, now that would be a project!
Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) says
A fun one for preschoolers
Thanks Fiona! He seems to enjoy it.
this looks great!! even though its a simple idea ive never seen this before! can picture my kids enjoying this, will have to keep it in mind 😀
Let me know how you get on!
Another great idea as ever – where do they all come from!
Pinterest normally LOL, but this one is actually mine 🙂
Love this – heading from the Pin-It Party, have pinned and followed you – I’m http://pinterest.com/loveallblogs x
Thanks for joining in. I love the book that you linked up 🙂
This is my kind of project, quick and simple but I bet it would keep my 2 monkeys entertained long enough for me to do some more Pinterest wandering. Coming from the Pin-It Party, this is me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/blubirdsunshine/ – loving the new linky!
Oooh thanks for popping by. Will make sure am following you now. I loved your recipe 🙂
I love this idea, very cool! I have pinned 🙂 and came from the party. I’m emmavanstone and sciencesparks on Pinterest.
Thanks for pinning Emma and for joining in. Will make sure am following both now 🙂
Helen Sims says
Thanks for coming to my blog and looking at my ABC idea your so right these are just brilliant
I loved your ABCs! Thanks for popping by 🙂
What to do with the children says
Love this idea, I’ll have to try it with my little one 🙂
I hope they like it 🙂
Johnson Babies says
What a fab idea (I’m just exploring the pin it party!)- I suspect all of mine would love this.
Thanks for joining in with the Pin It Party. I am following on Pinterest now. You have so many cool boards!
Very creative! Thanks for linking up with me and my co-hosts at PinIt! Tuesday!
Thanks for hosting. It is a great linky. Please come and join ours too on a Monday 🙂
Nicci @ PowerfulMothering says
Thats so cute! I think I need to try this one out for sure!
Thanks for sharing with us at Pin It Tuesday! PowerfulMothering.com
Let me know how you get on :). Thanks for popping by.
Kory Roberson says
Encourage your child to make the connection between objects and words by making some signs for your child to stick around their bedroom – a great way to help them out with word recognition. Using clear, lower case letters, write some signs on paper or card, with blue tac attached to the back. Use words to correspond with familiar objects, such as ‘toys’, ‘books’, ‘door’, ‘bed’, etc. Then, let them stick their signs around the room – older children may be able to guess what some words say but don’t labour over the actual learning of the words – just letting them play around with their signs will stimulate their interest in words and letters which is enough at this age.
Fun! I’m a new reading specialist/special ed teacher, and I’d love to get involved in collaborating on the Pinterest board where I found this. How would I get started? I’m also looking for some sister sites/affiliates for my blog, if you’re interested!
Hi Brandi, I would love for you to collaborate on the pinterest board. If you leave me your pinterest ID here then I will ping you an invite 🙂 Thanks for popping by.
Brilliant! I need to do something similar for my girls! #pinitparty x