Card Stock Paper or recycled packaging
Markers, Crayons, Paint, Colored Pencils
1. Decide on the size of cards you would like. My recycled packaging was about 8 x 5 inches so I decided to go with two letters per piece. This turned out to be 4 inches wide by 5 inches long. A prefect size for the kids to handle flash cards.
2. Draw two bubble letters or block letters on each flash card. You can also you the printable coloring pages my daughter made, they are prefect for coloring. I am doing two at a time so the kids will get use to a pair of letters.
3. Now it is time to let the kids decorate the cards. Spend time coloring them. Add capital and lower case stickers. Add stickers that correlate with the letter. Cut out images from magazines to they have another visual reference to what the letter is. By taking time and really putting their creative selves into the cards, they will care for them more and look forward to practicing often.
With all these ideas it is important for parents or teacher’s helpers to be with the children just to make sure they are getting the letters right or at least on the right track. If at first the kids get frustrated, just lighten it up. But keep the cards around. Their need to learn will soon take over.
How to Practice with the ABC Flash Cards?
Our girls like to hold the in their hands like a book.
We lay the flash cards on the floor and put them in order.
You can also attach the cards together using a whole punch and binder rings.