DIY Literacy with Library Make: Letter Dig

Cover letters in flour and get to digging on Library Make!

What better way to help your child learn the alphabet than playing with toy letters in flour? The identification of letters is an important part of your child’s ability to read and write. Toy letters provide children a way to interact with the alphabet through hands-on play. They are able to feel the shape of the letter and can see how the letter “A” is different from the letter “S.”

In this activity, we will create a letter excavation station. Have your child brush away flour to discover hidden toy letters. Encourage your child to identify the letter they discovered. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss letter sounds and associated words.

Download our Letter Dig instruction guide to learn how and why to make these fun excavation stations for your early learner. Instructions include an introduction to the topic, a supply list, steps to make the activity as well as additional resources from the library.


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