Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Finding Spring ABC Letters Games. Pley.

Spring Flowers Letters Matching Games for Kids

We tried to catch the sun and enjoy the pop of colors on the window while playing and reviewing our ABCs with spring flowers. Our snowman is standing strong outside bathed in sunshine. We are so ready for the spring to come.

At this time of year, bright colors and sunshine are a joy to play with! Last February, we made this sun catcher to greet the upcoming spring: Sunshine Mobile to Brighten Your Day. This year, lovely spring flowers on a window sill are lots of fun to have.


Finding Spring Letters Games

This invitation to create an ABC spring flower garden looked so beautiful! Supplies for these activities are dollar store finds.

For these activities we used:
  • an Easter basket
  • flowers from a dollar store (each stick had 6 flowers; so four of those are bought and cut apart: $4 total)
  • bath and shower travel bottles
  • stickers and a black Sharpie


There are many ways to play these Spring Flowers ABCs.

Invitation to build the alphabet
My Firefly started by arranging the ABC bottles. This game took her a long time because she declined any assistance and sang the ABC song for every bottle. The bottles feature smiley frogs, turtles, butterflies, and flowers: they look very cheerful in the sun!


Uppercase and low case letter match
Uppercase letters are on the bottles, and the flowers have tags with low case letters. My Firefly noticed this level of difficulty while arranging her spring flowers, but was motivated to continue.

Spell your name with spring bottles
I picked the bottles with the letters of her name. She arrange the bottles to make the name. Additionally, she practiced spelling when arranging the flowers.

Spell the word "SUN"
Only three bottles and three flowers are needed for this activity.

Flower Girl Pretend Play
That basket of spring flowers is beautiful and an inspiration for many pretend play ideas. The best is to share flowers with friends, and smile!

Measuring Water in the Bottles
We measured 1-10 tablespoons of water for each bottle, compared the levels of water in the bottles and the sun light reflections.

 

Learning ABCs through Play. Pley Online Toy Renting Service.

There are ABC video games. I personally do not like those. We try to limit screen time, but allow some computer and video games experience needed for school. Instead of practicing ABCs, kids can enjoy some wonderful educational video games for little ones. Our favorite is Doc McStuffins game. Players have to use different tools to assess a patient, make a diagnosis, and help them: great for beginning critical thinking!

There are letters and numbers toys. We loved these:

Lettersaurus, AlphaPet Explorer, Count and Learn Cookie Jar, Duplo Number Train, Count and Compose Music, Scribble and Write.

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What are your favorite tips on learning letters for preschoolers?

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