When teaching your child the alphabet, there are thousands upon thousands of activities and ideas that you could use to help them learn.
Just taking a quick stroll through the pins on Pinterest will yield you more results than you could ever hope to use.
When teaching my own children however, I’ve often found that sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best.
One of our favorite ways to make the different letters of the alphabet that doesn’t require any setup time at all, is with play dough. There is just something about rolling and squishing different colors of play dough and molding it into alphabet letters that my kids just love.
To add even more fun to this simple activity, I created a quick set of alphabet play dough mats that, so far, both kids are loving!
I mean, it really doesn’t get much simpler than this!
Each letter is included in both upper and lowercase form and each on its own page so the letters are nice and big.
Each page also includes a few pictures of objects and their names, each, of course, beginning with the letter of the alphabet that you are currently creating out of play dough.
To use, all you need to do is print, laminate, and play! Three easy steps and you’re ready to go!
Since they’re laminated, you could also use them to practice letter formation with a dry erase marker or two. When you’re done, just wipe them off with a paper towel and they’re ready to use again.