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WHAT YOU NEED
- playdough tools
- cardboard pieces
- pictures of letters or helpful big kid or adult
WHAT YOU DO
- Roll out the playdough into snakes.
- Form letters.
(letters in your child's name are most popular)
(MOM and DAD are second-most popular)
(remember they are learning -- they'll need help making letters)
- Spell out your name and be sure it will fit on your cardboard.
- Air dry or bake, according to recipe.
- Glue letters to the cardboard. Hang up in your home as a decoration.
- You can make other words or sentences, too.
(I LOVE YOU is a popular request.)
- Write your name and date on the back.
Learning how to make letters is very useful for many other projects. Learning letters with playdough is a tried and true approach for helping younger children practice forming letters and understanding how the little squiggles fit together, without the frustration of holding a pencil or the wasted paper and supplies. Even for older children, this hands-on and physical activity can be very helpful for students who are having trouble learning letters with worksheets.
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