Today we’re going to talk about letter recognition. This fun letter recognition book is a DIYer’s dream! It doesn’t take very long to create, and your students (or own children) will love it for a LONGGGGGGG time!
If you’re a scrapbooker, you probably have an overabundance of stickers. If you’re not, ask around – one of your friends probably is. Simply put a note out on Facebook that you’re looking for leftover scrapbooking stickers. Scrapbookers tend to use some stickers from a sheet and not know what to do with the rest. I’m sure they’ll let you take them off their hands for free. 🙂
Now let’s get started with a…
Letter Recognition Alphabet Book!
This book will be great for letter recognition because your students or child will see letters in a variety of different fonts. They’ll notice the format you teach, the one from grandma’s handwriting, and wonder where they squiggly one came from. They’ll love running their hand over all the different textures, even if you put them behind a plastic sleeve.
Here are some pictures of my DIY Letter Recognition Book.
Sorry about the glare! It didn’t seem to matter whether my flash was on or not, I still had it! 🙁
My kinders absolutely LOVED this book! Because some of the stickers were puffy while others were covered in glitter, it was also a great way for them to “feel” what letters are like. I loved listening to them run up to me and say, “Miss Whetham, did you know a ____ could look like this?” while pointing to various letters. TOO CUTE!
Now – I must tell you where this idea came from. I taught Reading Recovery for a year and watched kiddos continuously struggle with letter recognition. I figured this would be a great way to help them out. (Plus I just couldn’t come up with something to do with all those leftover stickers I had, so I HAD to come up with something!) 😉
Maybe next I’ll make a math numbers book! =) Then again, maybe I should wait until I’m back in an early elementary classroom…
If you’re looking for even more letter recognition ideas, make sure to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store where I have a variety of letter recognition downloads and even a few freebies. Click here to go check them out.