Thursday, August 26, 2010

Preschool Corner ~ Our Alphabet Box

After I found the idea for an Alphabet Box on Counting Coconuts I went right out and purchased a container from Walmart.  As soon as I got home I started filling it with miniature objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet. 

  Alphabet Box

Here is what I have collected for the letter a ~ apple, ant, alligator, and ax.

  Alphabet Box

I finished filling the box and set it out in our school room.  My original plan was to introduce a letter each week ~ guess I shouldn’t have left the box where the kids could get it.  They have been exploring and playing with the box all week.   Emily has been playing school with Aiden, having him trace our sandpaper letters with his finger and say the sound each letter makes.  He loves to play with sissy so I have just let her take the lead and be teacher during some of our school time.

To check out more Preschool ideas and activities visit Preschool Corner!

~Cindy

13 comments:

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

This is incredible! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing:)

Ticia said...

Same thing happens to me as the kids realize things are there. I plan to introduce it slowly and they've already got the whole thing out and in pieces.

Deb Chitwood said...

I LOVE alphabet boxes! Matching letters and miniature objects was one of my son’s very favorite activities as a toddler. You did a beautiful job with your alphabet box!

http://LivingMontessoriNow.com

Amanda said...

that is one of the cutest ideas I've ever seen!

Lindsay said...

oo very fun!! Was it hard to find stuff to go in them?

child central station said...

What a wonderful box and idea. Thanks for sharing!

Terra said...

I love this idea. Where are you finding all of the miniature stuff? I've actually started making ABC tubes or sound tubes. I purchased the tubes from Steve Spangler Science and am filling each one with something that begins with a particular sound. For instance - I have a bug in one (yeah, it's gross) and rice in another. The lids screw on and off, which I love so that I can change the items out. I'm not finished with the set yet.

SmallWorld at Home said...

That is just so darned cute! Makes me wish I had a little on all over again!

Kami said...

I LOVE this, thanks for sharing. I am already starting a collection of minitures! And I know my 1st grader will do exactly the same thing with his little brother! :) So sweet!

sbswtp said...

I am also working on mine :) ...but had trouble finding a suitable box...thanks for sharing where you got yours!

Chris said...

wow, this is so cool. i need to look for such a box here in the Philippines!

Michelle said...

Cindy, would you please let me know if the toys stay in the boxes? I think mine would have them all over the place ~ but then again, I may be wrong! Looks like too much fun!

Counting Coconuts said...

Hello! I just found your blog via The Preschool Corner and I'm so glad I did! You're doing so many wonderful things here! Thank you for linking back to my blog.

Warmly,
Mari-Ann

Related Posts with Thumbnails