This resource is part of my Painting Books series! Painting books provide an opportunity to integrate art with the academic curriculum. It's simple; all you'll need is paint and q-tips! Did someone say developmentally appropriate and FUN?!?
This alphabet painting book is a perfect resource to enrich and extend your study of letters. This fun and engaging art activity will simultaneously provide letter/sound recognition and fine motor skill development!
This 28-page book contains a dotted letter painting page for each letter of the alphabet. The upper and lowercase versions are included side by side. The book also has a cover page and a back page with the entire alphabet listed.
To prepare this activity for implementation, simply print the cover and inside pages of the book. Make as many copies as you need for your class. Please note that one printed copy will actually make two books for two students since the pages will be cut in half. After copying, cut each booklet in half and staple on the left hand side.
I recommend completing the painting portion of this activity in small groups and completing one letter at a time to allow for drying time. Provide students with the paint color of your choice, as well as q-tips or another type of dabber to “dot” the letters with the paint (please see cover page photo). Encourage students to identify the letter as they paint it, and say its sound. You could also use markers instead of paint if you prefer. You can follow the order of the alphabet, or skip around a bit to align with the order of introduction in your phonics curriculum. After completing all of the pages, students can practice reading their books during center time! The dried paint will also provide a nice texture on the book pages that students can trace with their finger to practice letter formation!
An alternative approach to implementing this activity would be to make this a center for students. Set out the letter pages of your choice for them to dab rather than assembling the pages as a book.
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