Alphabet Play Ideas [from It's Playtime!]

There were some fun ways to play with letters linked up last week! Have a try of these activities!

Clockwise: A fun name recognition sensory tub from Creative Family Fun Matching upper and lower case letters with spoons! from Praises of a Wife and Mommy Simple fun with an alphabet treasure

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Alphabet Ice Block Play

Make some frozen letters and use them to play with the alphabet in a fun, sensory way (sneaking in a little learning on the side!) We were recently introduced to these wonderful alphabet ice trays ( click here to see them on Amazon Bebelephant Silicone A to Z Letter

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Noisy Letter Jump Phonics Game!

 A fun and active way to learn letter names and sounds with young children- noisy letter jumping! This is a game we used to play a lot while I was teaching Reception classes (4-5 year olds) and was always a favourite in our outdoor play area. There’s research to show that if children can connect

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Lavender and Glitter Sensory Salt

Here’s how to make the most wonderful sensory play material for mark making, pre-writing, fine motor skills, sensory investigation and relaxing playtime fun!

A while ago we posted about making pink salt for mark making and letter practise, which was a fantastic learning and sensory play experience.

To build

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Play Dough Learning Mats for Literacy and Numeracy Development

We all know that play dough is tactile, fun and great for all multi-sensory early developmental play. But it can also be used in creative, playful ways to promote early literacy and numeracy skills in a hands on way. There really is no need for worksheets when we have such a great resource to hand!

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