Activity for ages 1 to 4
This ABC game uses kids’ favorite toys- kitchen gadgets! It’s a playful letter recognition ABC game called “Alphabet Soup” and it’s fun for all ages!
- A soup ladle or large measuring cup.
- A pot filled with water.
- A set of alphabet letters. They can be either lowercase or uppercase. I ended up using both.
- Optional: A set of flashcards to use if your child already knows the names of letters.
Note: My 2.5 year old loves splashing in water so I was thankful that we played the game outside. You may want to avoid a mess and head outdoors too.
After placing the letters in the water, invite your child to join you.
If your child is just learning the names of letters like my 2.5 year old, ask him to use the ladle and pull out a letter at random. Say the name of the letter he chooses out loud for him and have your child repeat it after you. Continue naming the letters each time that he scoops a new one.
If your child knows the names of letters, show him an alphabet flashcard and have him scoop the matching letter out of the pot.
And if he is already sounding out and writing words, invite your child to ladle 5-7 letters from the pot at a time and try to create words with them like the word “let” in this example:
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