Each month Mother Goose Time focuses on certain letters and provides activities to help children learn to identify those letters by sight and sound. This month’s letters were “A,” “O,” and “R.” The activity my little ones enjoyed the most that encouraged letter recognition was creating seed letters.
Using the hands-on letters provided by MGT, Ladybug filled in each letter with seeds. She entered the activity by correctly identifying all the letters, both upper and lowercase. She then organized them into a row and started sorting the seeds she wanted to use to fill in the letters.
Ladybug was very engaged during this activity and spent several minutes tracing the letters with her fingers and with the seeds. She was quick to fill in the letters with the seeds. She repeated this activity several times using different seeds for each letter.
As an extension of the activity she sorted the seeds using different seeds for each letter and then different seeds for capital versus lower-case letters. She also used colored pencils to trace inside the letters and then practiced making the letters independently on a separate sheet of paper. She then placed the seeds on the letters she had created. Finally, we looked through a variety of magazines, a newspaper article, and a sales excerpt from the grocery store to find more examples of the letters.
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