for ages 2 and up with Adult Participation
- Melissaand Doug construction paper (Jumbo and regular)
- Melissa and Doug Triangular crayons(LOVE these!!!)
- Fall Leaves(dollar store or cut them out yourself)
- Optional Extension Activity-Melissa and Doug Alphabet sound puzzle
Start by arranging your letters and leaves on brown paper(or any fall color!) Caden did the whole alphabet on one regular size paper…
And then wanted to make his name with big letters and use the big leaves!
Next, take them outside and put them in direct sunlight for a few hours(2 for us but we live in Arizona!)
When you bring them in they should look like this! The longer you leave them out in the sun the more contrast you will get!
My 4 year old was given the job of putting felt fall leaves from the target dollar spot on the alphabet poster.
While Caden set to work coloring his name poster with the triangular crayons! Seriously, I love these crayons! They encourage proper grip, don’t roll away, no messy papers to get peeled of, and they come in bright colors and an awesome case!
He was proud of his work and went on to color it more!
Our alphabet found it’s place on our fridge where all of the kids started to match the letters up!
Extension activity: Use the Melissa and Doug Alphabet Sound Puzzle to match lower case and uppercase letters! This was great practice for my 4 year old!
Samantha is a stay at home mom of five children under the age of five. She teaches preschool from her home and loves it! She loves coming up with unique ways for her children and students to learn because when kids are having fun they learn so much better! You can find more activities and fun stuff at Samantha's blog Little Hands Big Work.