Design and Create an Alphabet Journal
Kindergarteners come to school with a wide range of understanding and abilities in reading and writing. Most are quickly able to sing “The Alphabet Song” to you—very loudly, in fact! However, while they can sing the alphabet, many kindergarteners still struggle with writing those letters proficiently and independently as well as with recognizing the sounds the letters make.
In this activity, help your child practice the sounds and print the letters of the alphabet by creating an alphabet journal together. This is a great activity for the summer prior to the start of kindergarten. Add to and use this journal again and again on a regular basis as your child continues to build confidence with letter-sound associations. By the end of the alphabet, not only will your kindergartener have had consistent practice with the letters and sounds, but she will also have a beautiful, hand-made book to look at!
What You Need:
- Favorite color construction paper
- Composition book
- Old magazines and catalogs
- Crayons or washable markers