As promised finally a proper post again. I am sorry for so much quietness. After my last proper post first my little one was sick. Then there was so much to do that there was hardly any time for blogging at all. And then the Japan-thing happened ... and I felt so weird. Whenever I sat down to write a post I could not ... somehow whatever I was going to write felt so unimportant ... I guess I was just in a very strange mood.
I actually got a few things that I wanted to share already for a while. I war not quite sure where to start ...
So first I show you something that I made for my daughter.
She is 5 and she know all the letters already for a while. She just started to read properly a bit ago. But even though she knew all the letters she could never remember the alphabet. I was not too worried about that - but still I figured if I could make something where she could SEE the alphabet that might help. She has an alphabet poster ... but I wanted something that would show the alphabet in a row. So I made this quick and fun project
I made an ABC -board
Or what would you call it?
A rail? Or ... I am a bit lost about a name.
Anyway, it was fun. And quick. And you do not need much. And - it worked. Ever since I hung up that thing in her room she knows the whole alphabet. In order! :-)
Am so proud!
So if you happen to have a kiddo that is about to learn the ABC and want your own ABC board thingy ... I wrote down how I did it.
This is what you need:
- wooden letters
- acrylic paint
- a long wooden board
And this is what I did:
1. I used really cheap self-adhesive wooden letters that I scored in the 1Euro section of one discounter. But you can of course use really fancy ones, too.
If you use big letters I would recommend sanding them. But to be honest - I did not do that. Do not tell on me!
2. After you did - or did not - sand your letters ;-) you paint them. Easy! And fun!
After you put a coat of paint on them let them dry.
3. If you like your letters that way you can already hop on to step 4. But I wanted to make mine a bit more colorful so I added some more paint and ended up with this:
That was SO MUCH FUN!
Let dry again.
4. Get your wooden board and - depending on what it looks like - you might want to put some paint on it, too. After it is dry you glue the letters in place.
And that is it!
Admire your work a bit more .... ;-)
By the way, this project is really easy to customize.
You could hang the letters pretty much any other way you can think of.
I actually had this idea that you could make letters and put them into colorful circles to the wall. Kinda randomly scattered around. It would of course not help with learning the alphabet - but it would sure be a really cute decoration! If you like letters that is.
I do! :-)
And you could play "I spy" with letters ... I figure that would be fun ...
Oh, and here is another treat for you. I found this a while ago and thought it was cute.
To me it is not much use yet as my daughter is not learning English yet.
But once she is I think I will print it. So cute!
Hope you enjoyed this!
Have a lovely day!!!
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