Alphabet flowers are blooming!
Handwriting in preschool doesn’t usually involve a pencil and paper like in the older grades. Preschoolers need fun invitations to feel like they are playing while learning. This is why fun learning games are perfect for preschoolers! The Alphabet Flowers Handwriting Game brings learning outside and encourages letter matching and writing practice!
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Alphabet Flower Supplies:
- popsicle craft sticks
- paper flower shapes
- kid-sized paintbrushes
- water cups
This activity is easy to set-up. Cut 26 flower shapes out of colored paper. Write one letter of the alphabet on each flowers. Glue flowers to the popsicle sticks (I prefer the wider kind). Stick the flowers in the grass or mulch to plant them. Have your kids help plant the flowers. The preschoolers can practice naming the letters as the flowers are planted.
Use chalk to write all the letters on the sidewalk. Now invite your preschoolers to pick a flower! Pick a flower, find the matching letter, and practice tracing the letter with a wet paintbrush!
After the letter is traced, have the preschoolers pick a new flower and play again!
To keep the game going for a class full or preschoolers, replant the flowers as they move on to the next letter. The chalk will not be erased completely after it’s traced with water, so the game can last a while!
If this game is just for your own preschooler at home, focus on the letters in your child’s name for this activity instead of making 26 flowers.
When your child masters writing in upper case letters, have your child practice lower case letters instead! This game can be as involved or as simple as you need for your situation.
Your preschoolers won’t realize all the learning that’s going on — they’ll be too focused on the painting fun!
lucy B says
Great idea. I think I will alter it for number formation too. TwoTinyCrafters.blogspot.co.uk
That is a great idea!
Coombe Mill says
Large scale outdoor letters are a great way to learn and develop hand coordination #Outdoorplayparty
My preschoolers love these kind of activities!
Jen Altman says
great idea, thanks for sharing at share it Saturday, I'm featuring you this week!
Exciting! Thanks so much!
My Bored Toddler says
These are really great ideas for teaching the alphabet. Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerFunFriday