Sunday, July 2, 2017

Edible Letters


{This a guest post from education.com. Do check it out for their exhaustive worksheets, lesson plans, songs & more!}


Here's a surefire way to get your kids practicing their ABCs. Create an edible alphabet out of marshmallows and toothpicks to reinforce letter recognition. Teach your child individual letters, or show her how to spell her name. And of course, she'll love munching on a few marshmallows along the way, too.


Edible Letters- Keep Kids Busy with Practical Mom



What You Need:


Styrofoam
Round toothpicks (be sure to use round toothpicks and not flat toothpicks since flat toothpicks break easily when inserted into styrofoam)
Colored marshmallows
Pencil


What You Do:


1 Think of a few letters for your child to practice and write them on a piece of styrofoam. Choose consecutive letters or the letters in her name.
2 Insert toothpicks along the outline of each letter, spaced about 1" apart from each other.
3 Stick a marshmallow onto each toothpick.
4 Now it's time to practice. Help her read the marshmallow letters, encouraging her to give the name of each letter and the sound it makes.



Remove the marshmallows when you're finished practicing and reuse the styrofoam for other things.



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4 comments:

  1. Wow what a fab idea! My kids would love to do this and what a great way to make learning fun! #bigpinklink

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  2. So fun!! Will definitely give this a try with my eldest, although not sure how many marshmallows would make it to the toothpicks! Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink

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  3. This is a really interesting way to teach children to write letters but my children will eat all the marshmallows before learning the letters.

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