DIY Alphabet Magnets

To help Emmy learn and master her ABC’s we decided to make a fun craft DIY alphabet magnet activity. Our royal mutt, Bailey helped out too.

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Materials Needed:

1 Plain white poster board/ you may recycle any cardboard box

Foam stick on letters (you can find get them from any craft store, they were 40% off at Michael’s Craft store)

Magnet roll (they are available at educational or craft stores)

1 small plastic fruit container (I love recycling stuff! In this case, we’re using the fruit container as storage for the letter magnets)

Ruler

Black pen/marker/pencil

Scissors

Magnetic Board/any magnetic surface (we used our dishwasher’s door for a magnetic board)

First, using a pen and ruler I drew 2 X 3 boxes on the poster board. Emmy enjoyed sticking the foam letters in the individual boxes. In the process, I helped Emmy identify the letters as she randomly picked them.

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Next, I cut out the letter boxes and attached a magnet on the back of  it. I cut about half an inch long magnet. The magnetic roll already has an adhesive.

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Next, I put all the letter magnets in an empty plastic fruit container (you may use a shoebox/Tupperware as a container) and challenged Emmy to find the first letter of the alphabet. She would put the letter on our dishwasher door. I would continue to call out the next letter and she would put all the letters of the alphabet in order.

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After completing the alphabet, we’d sing the ABC song together and Emmy would point at each letter as we sing along. I help her identify the sound of the letter and introduce a one syllable word that relates to the letter. Example, D is for dog. She identifies each letter in the word and says the word. Example, D-O-G, dog. We both enjoyed this simple fun learning activity together. Not so sure about Bailey though. 🙂

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