Teaching Letter Recognition

What a crazy world right now, right?! We decided to homeschool Millie for PreK3. I am thankful she is still so little that our decision wasn’t a huge one to make, but it was still one we really thought about before making. Staying at home full time I want to give her what she needs academically as well as everything else!

We work on our letters a lot! Each week we have a letter and number of the week! I try to find simple, hands on activities to help with her learning! This week our letter is T! This is a super easy activity to help with fine motor skills and learn about letter recognition.

She has a small table that she works and plays on. I took painters tape and taped a big T and a little t. I filled a bowl with some fun cereal for her to use (and let’s be honest- eat too). She takes the cereal and puts it over the tape letter. While she does this we sing and count the cereal, we discuss the T sounds, and what words begin with T! It is so simple, but she has so much fun. You can get a lot of language out of this simple activity.

If you don’t have painters tape you can just write a big T and little t on a piece of paper for them to do the same thing! Activities like this don’t need to be fancy or hard to do!

After she does her letters and we count all the cereal she eats it! That’s her favorite part! This activity takes minimal set up and minimal supplies! You can use other things besides cereal too! Coins, candy, stickers, the list goes on and on! The main focus is the letter and not the elaborate activity!

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