Letter h Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter h ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter h sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This adorable horse craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter h sound while learning about the lowercase letter h!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Hippo Craft

Make this awesome hippo craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

ABC Headband Game

Make this simple but fun headband game with a piece of cardstock, tape, a magnet, and magnet letters. Create a headband out of the cardstock, attach a magnet, and let your little one wear the headband. Without showing them the chosen letter, attach a magnet letter to the headband.  Then allow them to guess the letter by giving clues, such as the letter sound or a word that starts with that letter! See how many they can get right!

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Letter u Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter u ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter u sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This cool umbrella bird craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter u sound while learning about the lowercase letter u!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Umbrella Bird Craft

Make another awesome umbrella bird craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Underwater abcs

Instead of snow globes, make an underwater globe instead!  We used a snow globe we found at the dollar store, but a jar or bottle would work, too.  We added water, blue food coloring, glitter, and foam letters. After sealing it up, let your little one enjoy finding letters as they float around in their underwater space!

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Nine Ideas for Using the CVC Flashcards

The ABC See, Hear, Do Flashcards are a great supplement to ABC See, Hear, Do: Learn to Read 55 Words. They allow children to mix up the order of the words and practice reading them. We recommend laminating the cards, punching a hole in the corners, and attaching them to a key ring.

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Here are some ideas for how to use the CVC Flashcards:

 Word Match: Match the flashcards with the book. Open to a page in the book and have your child find the matching word from the flashcards.

Themes: If you are studying a certain theme, find the word cards that go along with that theme and practice reading and writing those words. Some examples include animals, farm words, adjectives, verbs, and nouns.

 Pick a Card/Spell a Word: Have your child pick one of the flashcards from the pile. Using magnetic letters, foam letters, letter cookies, or letter stickers, have your child spell out that word.

Whiteboard/Chalkboard: Let your child practice writing the words from the flashcards onto a whiteboard or chalkboard. Or go outside and write the words with sidewalk chalk!

Beat the Clock: Set a timer and see how many words your child can read from the stack of flashcards in one minute. Increase or decrease the time for more fun!

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Card Game: Divide the flashcards into two piles. Each player must flip the top card on the pile. Both players try to be the first to slap a card. Whoever slaps a card must read that word. If they read it correctly, they get to keep both cards. If not, each player then takes their own card back and places it at the bottom of their pile. The person with the most cards at the end wins.

Hide & Seek: Ask your child to leave the room. Hide the flashcards around the room. Then tell your child to find them. Each time he finds a card, he has to read the word the card indicates!

Baseball: Tape flashcards on the wall, and tell your child to throw a softball or crumpled piece of paper at the wall. When she hits a flashcard, she must read the word on the card.

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Slap: Lay out flashcards on the floor and tell your child to put his hands behind his back. When you say a word, your child has to slap the corresponding flashcard. If he slaps the right card, he gets to keep it. If not, it stays put. Once he has collected all the flashcards, he wins!

The ABC See, Hear, Do CVC Flashcards are available at:

www.abcseeheardo.com

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Do you have other ideas for using the ABC See, Hear, Do CVC Flashcards? We’d love to hear them! Please comment below or tag us on Instagram/Facebook and tell us all about them!

Letter j Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter j ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter j sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This joker craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter j sound while learning about the lowercase letter j!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Jaguar Craft

Make this awesome jaguar craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!

Letter Sound Mat

This letter sound mat is such a simple way to practice lowercase letters!  Draw a lowercase letter outline on a piece of paper or cardstock. Then give your little ones something to “fill” the outline with—buttons, gems, pom poms, or anything you have handy!  And don’t forget to encourage them to say the letter name and sound!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Birthday Bash

We are so excited to welcome our guest, Dee Chesnut, from chesnut_simple_play. She is mom to daughters Magnolia, 4, and Willow, 15 months. Dee has an adorable Instagram feed full of clever ideas for “simple play” with your little ones! Plus, she is positive, upbeat, and quite lovely!  We are so glad to have you here, Dee!

And we are also excited to share this free birthday banner with you all! Check it out here!

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When I asked my daughter Magnolia, “How would YOU like to celebrate your 4th birthday party?”, I’ll be honest, I was anticipating a “typical” response of a unicorn or a princess party. Her answer took me by surprise. She very confidently told me, “I would like an ABC See, Hear, Do Party!”

My immediate thought was “That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever heard!” My second thought was “How do I throw an ABC See, Hear, Do party?”

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have been surprised that Magnolia would want this book as a party theme. ABC See, Hear, Do (and the fun animals inside), taught her to read in 5 minutes flat, so it’s a pretty positive book in her/our world.

The first thing I did to get the party in motion was to contact the author, Stefanie Hohl, to make sure she’d be OK with this idea. To our delight, she was just as excited as we were. She helped me brainstorm ideas and even made Magnolia a special birthday present, a custom birthday banner with all the animals in the background. (You can download it for free here.)

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We wanted to keep the party small, with just family and friends. But each family brought all of their children, so we had a wide range of ages. I tried to keep all of the activities super playful so anyone could participate.

The first activity we set up was a puppet sensory bin. To create this, we poured an entire Costco-sized bag of rice on a water table and added the printable puppets from the ABC See, Hear, Do website. I printed each animal on white cardstock so they would be sturdy. Finally, I hot glued them to popsicle sticks so they would stand out of the rice.

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I used all the animals that matched the first letter of each child’s name. For example, M was for Magnolia, and was represented by the ABC See, Hear, Do Monkey. I added those animals to the sensory bin. Then we played a little scavenger hunt to help the children find their animals.  

The second activity involved taking the puppets to a different location, where I set up trays & crayons. Each child then had the opportunity to decorate their puppet.

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Our third activity was a spin on musical chairs. I laminated the “Giant Flash Cards” and the “Memory Game” from the printable section of the ABC See, Hear, Do website. I placed the giant cards in a circle on the ground. I then had each child stand on an animal. Magnolia’s grandpa controlled the music, and the kids walked in a circle until I yelled, “Freeze!” At that point, I pulled out a Memory Card from my basket and yelled out an animal name and sound. Whichever child was on that animal would exit the game. The last child standing picked from a prize box. Because it was a small party, we were able to do enough rounds so that each child could win.

Our final activity involved our trampoline. I held up a giant animal card, and the children would act out the movements and sound as they jumped. They had so much fun giggling together as they pretended to be the different animals.

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Once all the games concluded, we sang “Happy Birthday,” enjoyed flower cupcakes, and Magnolia opened her gifts. It was a beautiful April day, and we had so much fun celebrating Magnolia’s 4th birthday with our friends and family!

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As it turned out, the opportunities to create a party based on the animals from ABC See, Hear, Do were so clever! I’m especially glad I asked Magnolia what SHE wanted because this was the most creative party we have ever done.

This book has been such a gift in our lives—the fact that Magnolia picked it as her party theme really says it all!

Hopefully our experience inspires you to create an ABC See, Hear, Do party too!

To see & hear an example of Magnolia and me reading book 1, you can visit our IG page, @chestnut_simple_play.

Always,

The Chestnut Family


Thanks for joining us, Dee! We were so excited to hear this story and all about your awesome ideas!


And don’t forget to download the free birthday banner here!

Letter l Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter l ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter l sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This clever lighthouse craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter l sound while learning about the lowercase letter l!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Lion Craft

Make this adorable lion craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!

Letter Rocks

A variety of learning materials helps to keep kids actively engaged. In this case, we used rocks! Write the lowercase letter names on a handful of rocks. Then use flashcards or letter tiles to encourage your little ones match lower case to lowercase, lowercase to uppercase, or let them come up with their own fun!

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Letter g Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter g ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter g sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This letter g gameboard craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter g sound while learning about the lowercase letter g!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Gorilla Craft

Make this awesome gorilla craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

ABC Gems

ABC Gems provide a fun way to practice abc letters and sounds! Your child can use them to match to flashcards, find objects that start with that letter, spell words, and so much more!

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Letter o Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter o ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter o sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This fun octopus craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter o sound while learning about the lowercase letter o!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Octopus Craft

Make this adorable octopus craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Bingo Dabbers

Kids love bingo dabbers, and finding ways to tie them to learning will keep kids interested and engaged! One way to use them is to write the lowercase alphabet letters on cardstock. Give your little ones a set of corresponding flashcards, and with each new card, encourage them to dab that letter! Or focus on one letter, such as the lowercase letter o, and write a bunch of letters on a piece of paper, making sure to include plenty of o’s.  Let your little one find all the o’s, and with each dab, encourage them to say the /o/ sound!

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Letter f Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter f ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter f sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This beautiful flower craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter f sound while learning about the lowercase letter f!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Flamingo Craft

Make this adorable flamingo craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Flashcards

Flashcards can be so versatile - especially if you use them in games! One way to do this is to use a timer to encourage your little ones to say as many sounds or letters as they can within a time limit! Each time they play, encourage them to beat their high score! Another idea is to give your child a flashcard. Encourage them to collect things around the house that begin with that letter. For letter f, we found a frame, frog, flashlight, flower, and some letter fs!

For more great ideas, don’t forget  to check out our previous posts, including the uppercase Letter F Crafts and Activities and the Top 10 Letter F Book List!

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Letter b Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter b ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter b sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This beautiful butterfly craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter b sound while learning about the lowercase letter b!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Bear Craft

Make this awesome bear craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Bendable Letters

These bendable letters are a quick way to make the alphabet move! Use pipe cleaners to make as many lowercase letters as you can. Then let your little ones enjoy their new bendable alphabet!

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Letter p Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter p ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter p sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This adorable pig craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter p sound while learning about the lowercase letter p!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Porcupine Craft

Make this awesome porcupine craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Pancake ABCs

Pancake ABCs are an easy and fun way to get your students active in their learning! We made “pancakes” from brown construction paper cut into circles, and wrote letters on them. Add to an actual skillet with a spatula, and your little ones can start “cooking” their letter pancakes! Letter pancakes can be used an endless number of ways, by saying the letter sound and letters, matching them to corresponding flashcards, spelling letter pancake words on a plate, and so much more!  

For more great ideas, don’t forget to check out our previous posts, including the uppercase  Letter P Crafts and Activities and the Top 10 Letter P Book List!

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Letter i Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter i ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter i  sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This adorable insect craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter i sound while learning about the lowercase letter i!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Iguana Craft

Make this awesome iguana craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Ice Cream Alphabet Match

This ice cream alphabet match is a fun way to practice matching lowercase letters with beginning sounds! To make this game, cut cones out of construction paper. Then, cut out “ice cream scoops” in various colors. Next, cut out the lowercase letters you plan to practice and glue one to each cone. Then glue a picture to each “scoop” (we cut ours from old magazines) of something that starts with each lowercase letter sound. Mix up the cones and the “scoops,” and let your little ones match the correct cone (lowercase letter) to its “scoop.”

For more great ideas, don’t forget  to check out our previous posts, including the uppercase  Letter I Crafts & Activities and the Top 10 Letter I Book List!

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Letter r Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter r ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter r sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This adorable rhino craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter r sound while learning about the lowercase letter r!  

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ABC See, Hear, Do Raccoon Craft

Make this awesome raccoon craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Rice Sensory Bins

Rice and abc letters are a quick and easy way to make a fun alphabet sensory bin! To make the rice a bit more colorful: in a ziploc bag, combine 1 tablespoon vinegar and several drops of food coloring, then add 1 cup of rice. Mix until coated, then spread on a paper-towel-covered cookie sheet to dry. Once dried, add alphabet letters and let your little ones play, learn, and explore!  

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Easter Crafts and Activities

Looking for simple crafts and activities for Easter? We’ve got you covered!

Alphabet Egg Puzzle Match

This alphabet egg puzzle is a fun way to practice matching lowercase to uppercase letters! To make the puzzle, cut egg shapes out of colorful cardstock. Then cut each egg in half with a fun pattern and write the lowercase letter on the top half with the uppercase letter on the bottom. To make the game more challenging, try using all the same color paper (so your little ones can’t match by color!). As always, feel free to adapt, based on the needs of your learners!

Thumbprint Chicks

These thumbprint chicks are a cinch to create and make the perfect Easter card!  Dip your little one’s thumb into yellow paint and then stamp the paper. Use an orange marker for the beaks and feet and a black marker for the eye.  Feel free to encourage your child to add grass, a message, or any other creative touches!

Play dough Surprise Eggs

For an Easter egg twist, open plastic eggs and hide a letter inside (or a word for older kids!).  Then cover with play dough and let your little ones open their surprises! When they open them, challenge them to say the letter or sound!  

Easter Egg Letter Dyes

Dying Easter eggs is often a fun way to celebrate the Easter holiday. You can make this activity a bit more educational by using a white crayon to write on the eggs before your little ones dye them. Write their name to practice name recognition, letters, sight words, or any other things you want to focus on! Your little ones will love dying the eggs and seeing the words appear, and you’ve also snuck in some learning! Hooray!

We hope you enjoyed our Easter crafts and activities!

For more great ideas, check out our  previous Easter post, Fourth of July,  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Holiday crafts and activities!

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Letter s Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter s ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter s sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This sneaky snake craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter s sound while learning about the lowercase letter s! Stay tuned this week for more fun activities to help your children or students reinforce that letter s sound!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Salamander Craft

Make this awesome salamander craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Sensory Jars

Sensory jars are a simple and engaging way to keep little ones busy and learning. Even better, they can be customized to fit the needs of your learners! One way to create a sensory jar is to place various objects in an empty jar or bottle and then add rice. As the child turns the jar to find objects, see if they can guess the letter that object starts with! Another idea is to fill the jar with alphabet letters in the rice to see how many letter names or sounds your little ones can find and say!

For more great ideas, don’t forget  to check out our previous posts, including the uppercase  Letter S Crafts and Activities and the Top 10 Letter S Book List!

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Letter m Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter m ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter m sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This fun macaroni craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter m sound while learning about the lowercase letter m!  

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ABC See, Hear, Do Monkey Craft

Make this awesome monkey craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Magnet ABCs

Lowercase letter magnets and a cookie sheet provide lots of fun learning opportunities! Let your little ones practice alphabetizing, spelling, pronouncing letter sounds, matching uppercase to lowercase letters, matching magnets to letter flashcards, and so much more!

For more great ideas, don’t forget  to check out our previous posts, including the uppercase  Letter M Crafts & Activities and the Top 10 Letter M Book List!

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Letter t Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter t ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter t sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This adorable tiger craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter t sound while learning about the lowercase letter t!  

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ABC See, Hear, Do Turtle Craft

Make this tiny turtle craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Take-out Letters

Take-out Letters is a simple but fun way to reinforce sounds and names of letters! Fill a clean take-out box with foam letters and let your child use kid-friendly chopsticks to grab them out! With each letter they pull out, encourage your child to say the letter sound and/or name. This is also a great fine motor skills activity. Enjoy!

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Letter a Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter a ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter a sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This adorable apple craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter a sound while learning about the lowercase letter a!

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ABC See, Hear, Do Ant Craft

Make this adorable ant craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Letter a Picture Sound Boards

This picture sound board is a great way to reinforce the letter a sound and practice beginning sounds! Begin by cutting out or printing a variety of pictures on cardstock. Make sure to include examples that begin with the short a sound, as well as others that begin with a different sound.  Then, let your little ones put a chip or marker on each letter a sound they hear!  

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Letter c Crafts and Activities

We've got a lot of fun lowercase letter c ideas for you! Try some of these crafts or activities to reinforce the letter c sound.

Lowercase Letter Craft

This clever cat craft is the perfect way to reinforce the letter c sound while learning about the lowercase letter c!  

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ABC See, Hear, Do Cat Craft

Make this awesome cat craft, inspired by the ABC See, Hear, Do book! Then share your amazing creations with us!  

Letter Cars

Cars provide a fun and engaging way to learn and practice letter sounds! Start by adding lowercase letter stickers to cars. Add in flashcards, and you’ve got “parking spots” for your cars. Your little ones can practice matching (or parking!) their cars on the flashcards. Encourage them to match lowercase to lowercase, lowercase to uppercase, or focus on the sounds as they park or drive past. The possibilities are endless!  

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ABC See, Hear, Do Foam Letters – Free Printable!

ABC See, Hear, Do Foam Letters are an easy way for your child to practice spelling and reading words. Best of all, they’re free! You can download them HERE. The foam letters act like mini flashcards and are great for kids to manipulate. Here’s what you do:

1.     Print out the pages. Print multiple pages if you want more of each letter.

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2.     Place the page of letters onto sticky foam (this can be purchased HERE or at a craft store).

3.     Cut out the letters.

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4.     Done! Now you are ready to use them!

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Ideas for using ABC See, Hear, Do Foam Letters

There are endless ideas for using foam letters, and we know you’ll come up with great ones, too, so here are a few just to get you started.

1.     Spell words out.

2.     Put random letters together to practice sounding out “funny” words.

3.     Spread out a bunch of toys or objects and match the foam letter to the sound the toy starts with.

4.     Play memory!

5.     Spread the letters out on a hard surface and have your child slap the letter when you make its sound.

Look for more ideas about how to use these foam letters in upcoming Instagram posts!

And don’t forget to check out some of our other amazing printables HERE.