This unit was created so that my daughter could learn how to form letters through tactile play. I believe that young children learn best when purposeful fun is involved. So Let’s Build Letters was created.
Each page contains a large upper case and lower case letter in which the child can trace as well as use items to build each letter. There are 3/4 words represented with pictures to show the beginning sound of each letter. In addition to this there is also handwriting practice for both upper case and lower case letters. Bright, colorful and clear, it is an easy resource to implement.
To make things easier on you to use with your students or your child I have included 6 different "steps to build letters" instruction printout. I included 6 so that you can choose which tool you want your child/students to use when it is time to write. This also depends on if you laminate or just print off each page. You can choose from pencil, crayon, board marker, marker, pen or colored pencil.
When choosing tactile tools for your students to build the letters you can choose universal item that you have on hand that are not letter specific. For example, beads, blocks, snap cubes, or round stacking counters come to mind. However, if you want to take the fun up a notch, finding letter specific items makes it even more fun. I used to have an eraser collection as a kid and have found that mini erasers are GREAT for this. They come in so many different themes and are budget friendly. But beyond mini erasers any small object will work too. Also think food, there are lots of food options for each letter. It’s all up to what you would like to use and can find. Thank you for taking a look at one of my products.
Happy teaching, Shannon Moyer