We had so much fun with last week’s Berenstains’ B Book that we decided to continue the alphabet theme this week with Dr. Seuss’s ABC book.
This was another one I remember from my own childhood; so much fun to see it now through my own children’s eyes!
After reading the wacky rhymes a few times, we had fun playing with the letters of the alphabet.
Our first activity was inspired by the post “Driving over Hearts” at Toddler Approved.
Instead of using site words, I used our left over hearts from our Heart Animal craft and wrote upper and lower case letters on each side of the hearts. They drove over upper and lower case letters as I called them out. My son wanted to play the “game” over and over again… (Being able to flip over the hearts and have new letters helped keep it interesting.) I’d say it was a big hit with my car-loving 3 year-old!
After that we went on a hunt to find pictures to fit different letters in the alphabet.
I pulled out our bag of magazine pictures and gave each of them a letter to hunt for. (I was careful to chose letters I knew they’d be able to find pictures to match — no “X” here!)
Finally, we made some letters of our own. This time to create our letters I pulled out the Play-Doh. Not only were they practicing letter skills, but they were also building up the strength in their hands and working on manual dexterity.
While they continued their alphabet fun, I got lunch ready — alphabet soup, naturally! To top it off I even found animal crackers shaped like the letters of the alphabet.
I’ve already got a monster of a book for next week’s fun…