This is a sponsored post for the Elmer’s “Crafty Mamas” Blogger Crew. I have received compensation for this post, but the ideas and opinions are , as always, 100% my own!If you have a Preschooler, Kindergartener, or a First grader in school this year like me then you might be trying to come up with fun ways for them to practice their ABC’s, power words, stretching out words for reading, and just helping them learn to spell in general. Well, if this sounds like you then you will love this easy educational craft that has a multitude of fun games to play to help them better learn their letters and improve their reading skills.I came up with a super fun way for our littles to learn their letters, letter sounds, power words, and reading in general. I used Elmer’s foam boards and their Boardmate repostionable stickers to create lightweight Foam Board Letter Tiles. These measure around 2 inches each so they are a really nice big size which is just perfect for small hands to use!
Using these letter tiles could not be easier, there are so many uses. You can lay all the letters out on a table and have your little ones find the letters to spell out all their power words. You could give them the beginning letter of a word and have them fill in the rest. They could practice their ABC’s (perfect for the preschool set). They could even play a larger less intense version of Scrabble with no points. We have even brought them on road trips and used them to play the letter game. I pull out a letter from the bag and my littles have to come up with a fruit, vegetable, animal, etc that starts with that letter.
Foam Board Letter Tiles
1 package of Elmer’s Boardmates repositionable stickers
X-acto knife and cutting board
The first thing you will need to do is measure your foam board lengthwise and cut it into 2.5 inch strips. Then cut each strip into 2.25 inch tiles. Once you have your foam board tiles cut out you can go ahead and place one letter sticker per tile. I did the entire alphabet plus a few additional letters: e, t, a, l so that we had enough letters to make certain power words like that, will, there. I also used a different color for the vowels so we could work with them as well.
And then you have it! An fun way to get your kids to practice their letters, sounds, words, and ABC’s in general!
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