Practicing letter formation requires focus and fine motor when you're using a pencil. On Kids' CBC's Super Why, the "Why writer" helps Whyatt navigate the world of letters and words. momstown has another fun way to practice letter formation – with the help of popsicle sticks!
This idea blossomed one sunny summer day eating popsicles outside with a 4 year old. The next thing you knew, we were building the alphabet with our sticky sticks!
We discovered that with only four popsicle sticks – you can build a lot of letters!
It was fun to go through the alphabet and to see which ones worked!
It was also a good fine motor activity – as well as a reminder of letter building and visualization.
We even got fancy and built both upper and lower case t's!
Try it the next time you and your child have a popsicle together – it was simple, fun and great letter practice without seeming like 'work'!
If it's not popsicle time, you can use all sorts of materials to try this – craft sticks, twigs from outside, even just rectangular strips of paper! Have fun exploring the world of letters – just like the Super Why team!