Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Please Touch ABCs

Earlier this week one of our library families stated that her children were having trouble with the alphabet, particularly recognizing the letters uppercase and lower case. We spoke a bit more and I thought for the please touch discovery station we would focus on alphabets.

This station has a total of four activities:
Alphabet Bottle Cap match
An Alphabet I-Spy Bottle
Alphabet books to read
Worksheets to practice writing the alphabet.

Alphabet Bottle Cap Match:

This idea was featured on the blog Learning 4 Kids.
For our version we found letters from the dollar store, used the bottle caps we have been collecting and construction paper.
To make the circles we used the bottle caps to trace them and wrote in lowercase letters.
We hot glued the uppercase letters to the bottle caps and used the rules from Learning 4 Kids for our game.
Below is a copy of the instructions we used.

Alphabet Bottle Top Match
Alphabet match

A young library patron matches letters

A group plays together

Alphabet I-Spy Bottle

For this bottle we used alphabet blocks and glitter to create a homemade Find it Tube Game.
There are two sets of letters in the bottle and some other surprises, different colored shaped buttons.
The top was hot glued on to eliminate any glitter being spilled everywhere.

In the video we have a young library user giving the bottle a shake.

Worksheets and books

We shared alphabet books that are crowd favorites and worksheets that we found on the First School website and the Learning Page.

Books included:

C is for Cake: a A Birthday Alphabet by Laura Purdie Salas
Crazy ABC by Judy Hindley, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
LMNOPeas by Keith Baker
N Is for Navidad by Susan Middleton Elya and Merry Banks, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Stephen Gammell

The station will be up through the rest of the month.
Stop by and enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. Love this idea! And just the idea of a touch discovery station... at the library, so awesome! I pinned you here: