Tuesday 9 April 2013

Alphabet Sorting

At the light table this week I drew up a grid on a piece of calico and wrote the the letters of the alphabet in every square (you could use paper, card or any material). I then used anything from nature that I could write the alphabet on. Once you start looking your realise that there are loads of resources right at your fingertips. All of these nuts and leaves were found on the ground at the park across the road from my house. Don't you just love a resource that costs nothing! The gum nuts have been used before on the blog "Bringing Nature Inside".

Washing Fun!

The washing line is one of our favourite things to play with at outside time. Today I put out the usual pieces of material but added thin strips of stretchy fabric. They loved washing the thin strips -  it was a much more interesting sensory experience and was a fabulous fine motor activity as it was about the same width as the peg.

Have a go at making your own nature inspired alphabet activity!

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  1. Love the letter sorting activity! What a fun way to learn, and you are right there are so many free resources we have all over to use! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  2. What a great idea! I hadn't thought to look outdoors for recourses! Thank you so much for linking up at Share It Saturday!!

  3. I absolutely love this post -- the light table alphabet sorting using natural materials and the washing line outside. :) I've popped over from Sugar Aunts' Share it Saturday. If you're interested, I'd love for you to come link up at Stress-Free Sunday. :)

    1. I've already pinned this, and I just LOVE it! :)

      Thanks for sharing at Stress-Free Sunday! I hope you'll come by tomorrow and share some of your week's favorite posts.

  4. Visiting from Tuesday Tots. My Family-Focused Monday hop is live now and I would love to see one of your awesome posts linked up @ www.mondaykidcorner.blogspot.com.

    Have a wonderful week.

  5. What a fun way to practice some hands on math! I am featuring this on TGIF today here: http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/04/tgif-linky-party-72.html - feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like.

    Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you linked up again soon!!
    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  6. This is so wonderful! I love that you used all things from nature! I am featuring your post on Share It Saturday tomorrow. Thanks so much for linking up.

  7. Lovely idea. Such great ways to reinforce learning.

    Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase. I've pinned to our board.

  8. Just popping back to let you know I've featured this On The Sunday Showcase:


  9. Love this idea! i'll have to start looking around. What are the round red things? It looks like you painted one side red and the other side is white and that's where the letters are.

    Thanks for the great ideas you have on your blog. =D Smiles! Tina 'the book lady'

  10. Oh my goodness, I love this post so much! What a great (and beautiful) way to share the alphabet!

    Thank you for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!

  11. Hello Nicola - you are going to giggle but I have been using a calico cotton grid on the back of my white sheet these last few months: great for all sorts of maths games. So I love your approach for a light table literacy application.