Giant Alphabet Mat
How we did it:
- plastic shower curtain liner
- permanent markers (e.g., sharpies)
There are so many ways to use this gigantic alphabet mat to make learning letters fun! To create the mat, use an inexpensive shower curtain liner. You can even find these at dollar stores. Use a permanent marker to make the circles and write the letters. I traced a paper plate to make the circles even.
What are some ways you can use this alphabet mat? Sing the alphabet song while stepping from letter to letter. Or ask your child to jump to a certain letter. "Can you jump to the P?" "Can you jump to the letter that says /c/?" "Can you hop over to the letter M for Mom?".
You can also match and sort letter magnets onto your mat. Or search the playroom for different things to match to their beginning letter sound (characters, play food, stuffed animals, etc.). Minnie Mouse found her home on the M circle and the play cookies were put in a pile on the C circle.
The ideas are endless! Toss a bean bag or a ball and name the letter that it lands on. Toss it to the letters of your name. So much fun!