Do you have piles of magazines, or newspapers lying around your home? If so I’d like to share a neat little activity that is sure to keep your little learners busy while enriching their letter recognition skills.
Gather a kid friendly magazine such as Family Fun, or any other “g” rated reading material such as a newspaper or pamphlet, and give them a little activity such as find and circle all the Capital A’s in blue. I use this with my 5-year-old and set up a little “key” like the one below to help her improve her skills.
For the sake of space, and the fact that kids tend to color/write larger you may not get a perfect circle, or square, but as long as they can recognize the shapes, and colors that the directions are asking for that is the important thing. You may even find it easier for them to just circle each letter in the colors your choose. This is the perfect activity to keep them busy this Summer.
If they can already read you could have them circle or cut out certain images/pictures that represent the letters they begin with. For example, if you were referring to the letter M-have them look for a picture that starts with that letter (monkey), and have them cut it out, and maybe paste in on construction paper to make a collage of the alphabet. This way they will be using several of their fine motor skills.