Easiest Letter Activity EVER

Earlier this morning, I was in desperate need of a quiet, mess free activity for Claire so I could nurse a cup of tea and fight off the cold my mother so kindly shared (thanks Ma). The fact that I managed to sneak in a little literacy lesson on Read Across America Day (happy birthday Dr. Seuss!) was an added bonus.


A random piece of package wrap compliments of IKEA and a bit of tracing…and voila! A matching activity and letter identification lesson rolled into one. Learn your letters kid, and one day you too will be reading Fox in Sox. I think this is my favorite use for those letter magnets everyone seems to have gathering dust on their fridge!

As Claire matched up the upper and lower case letters she practiced their sounds and joyfully sang the alphabet song to her cousin Jessica on the phone. Things don’t have to be visually perfect for a quality learning activity, sometimes something quickly whipped together and hand drawn is just as good as what you can buy in the store.

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Good times this morning. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to find some chicken soup in the freezer.

This post is linked up with other playful leaning experiences at
Tot Tuesdays -- ABCand123Learning -- Kids Get Crafty -- The Play Academy


  1. What a good idea! Even when you're sick, you somehow muster up fun activities. Feel better soon. xo

  2. My little "C" will love this! Will be making one for our fridge too!! : )
    THank you for sharing!

    Hope you're over your cold soon.

  3. This is such a great way to reuse the letters!

  4. Easy, and using something I already have! Thanks!

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  6. Hope you feel are feeling better! I am very empathetic as I have a lousy cold today. Great activity. That is what it is all about. Taking a look at what you have on hand and doing something with it! Creative and clever. :)

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  8. You're right- easiest ever! No it:) Thanks for the idea:)