Why not sneak in a little learning with your holiday decorating? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, you could try this idea on a drawing of a dreidel or menorah instead – or any time of year with the appropriate seasonal picture!
Draw the outline of a Christmas tree on poster board, and fill in with the letters of the alphabet, in random order.
Next, write out all the letters on blank stickers, and present your toddler with both.
Now it’s time to match the letters to the tree!
Travis loved the activity, especially the find-and-seek aspect of it.
Preschoolers may have the attention span to get through the whole alphabet in one sitting, but Travis lost patience and instead returned to the game over the course of a few days.
It’s a fantastic way to test recognition of the alphabet without going through the letters in rote order.