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Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child the Alphabet

Written by Patty Hone

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7. Another Alphabet Game We have probably all played this game before. Its fun for kids and can be fun for adults too. If your child is young you can just play a simple game. Start withrepparttar letter A. “A is for apple”, “B is for banana”, “C is for cat”, and continue on with allrepparttar 143691 letters. If your child is older you can playrepparttar 143692 game with a theme. For example, play lets dorepparttar 143693 alphabet game with fruit or animals. This way they are learning to sort animals or fruits and also practicing their alphabet.

8. Play Alphabet Bingo Make your own Bingo cards with construction paper. Writerepparttar 143694 letters ofrepparttar 143695 alphabet on it. You can make this simple by making your Bingo cards more like a Tic-Tac-Toe game or you can make them like a traditional Bingo card. Call outrepparttar 143696 letters and have your child mark them or put a Bingo chip onrepparttar 143697 letter. When your child wins they can yell out Bingo! Purchase little prizes fromrepparttar 143698 dollar store to make this even more fun.

9. Make an Alphabet finger painting Use poster board or construction paper and make a finger painting with different letters. Have your child paintrepparttar 143699 capital letter and lowercase letter. Let him decorate it with whatever colors he likes.

10. Playrepparttar 143700 Alphabet Hide Away Game Fill a bag with different objects that start with different letter sounds. For example, you could fill it with a car, a book, a pencil, etc. Showrepparttar 143701 child allrepparttar 143702 items inrepparttar 143703 bag. Then put allrepparttar 143704 items back inrepparttar 143705 bag. Have them findrepparttar 143706 items by touching them only. Say can you find something that starts withrepparttar 143707 letter B? Say what sound doesrepparttar 143708 b make? Then see if they can findrepparttar 143709 book in your bag just by touching. This game is not only good for learning letters and sounds but also helps them with using their senses and tactile skills.

Patty Hone is a wife and homeschooling mom to four kids. She is also the co-owner of Please visit Justmommies homeschooling message board at

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