Have fun with the letters of the alphabet with these colorful books by Audrey Wood. A handful of letter games to go Alphabet Mystery Book and Alphabet Adventure to teach your preschooler the letters of the alphabet.
Let’s get our alphabet fun started!
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Alphabet Books by Audrey Wood
As a mom and a teacher I’m always looking for ways for my children to learn their letters in a fun and creative way. Audrey Wood and her son Bruce Wood created these adorable stories that do just that and inspire our minds to go on even more alphabet adventures.
Imagine if your child is playing with letters and creating stories with them how easily it will be for them to remember which ones are which and how they are formed.
Trust me they will even remember the difference between b,d, p and q while they manipulate and create with letters from these stories.
In the first book, Alphabet Mystery , the “little letters” worked together to create their first word. I kept wondering what it would be like if, with the help of a couple of capital letters, they created a sentence. But what would their first sentence be?
The first sentence that my son wrote was on a birthday card to me. I recalled the emotional impact of that card when he simply wrote, ” I love you mom,” and then added some circles for hugs, and a few x’s for kisses. That’s where the idea began.
Do you remember your child’s first word they made?
Activities for the Alphabet Mystery and Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood and Bruce Wood
Here’s a fun activity to go along with the book. Look for alphabet stickers or alphabet stamps to create this first activity. It’s great practice for alphabetical order too.
In the stories the letters are always traveling on pencils. I love it, encouraging children to write! We created our own pencil by taking stickers and drawing a pencils for them to sit upon on their journey. Once she created her pencil and letters in order we cut it out and created a magnet out of it.
Now every time my daughter finishes a writing project she can go hand it up at our pencil.
Create your own alphabet story. Discuss story elements and have them come up with the problem and illustrate it If they are able have them write the words if they aren’t quite ready you can always dictate for them to create their very own story book.
Using letters have your child line up the letters in alphabetical order just like the story.
Using the foam letters create your own alphabet cards. You can practice forming your own words or putting the letters in alphabet.
Using the Upper Case Letters and the Lower Case Letters have your create the letter cards and then work on finding a match. They can line them up on pencils to re-inact the story.
ALPHABET LETTERS WITH PICTURES
Have your child select items just like the letters did in the story that go with their letter sound. Then draw the letters or trace the letters and have them illustrate each letter.
Using toys that represent each letter have your child sort them onto a letter strip or letter cards that match each letter sound.
Using the letters try to hide a letter and see if they can figure out which one is missing. Using the letter cards they can match them up to see which one is missing or give them clues with beginning sounds.
MAKE YOUR OWN ALPHABET ISLAND or CASTLE
Using Materials around the house you can recreate alphabet island for your letters to live at and create their own stories.
Resources for Audrey Wood, Don Wood and Bruce Wood
- Audrey Wood Blog
- Audrey Wood Activities Clubhouse
- Printable Retelling of The Napping House
- Printables Audrey Wood on FACEBOOKHere are some of our Favorite Books by Audrey Wood, Don Wood and even Bruce Wood
Can’t wait to read their books.
Videos of Books by Don and Audrey Wood
Here are a few video clips.
- The Napping House
- Quiet as a Cricket
- Silly Sally
- The Little Mouse, The Big Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear
Now’s where the fun begins! It’s time for you to share your favorite book by Audrey and/or Don Wood.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days says
These are really fun activities. I really like the alphabet pencil!
LOVE it! I need to check this book out =) What great ideas!
MaryAnne K says
What great activities! I especially like the artwork on your decorated letters.
Thanks for sharing with learning laboratory at mama smiles =)
I like the ABC Pencil! I love that idea!
So many fun games! I'm featuring you at The Sunday Showcase on Saturday. Thanks for linking up. 🙂
Naptime Review says
I love this book and I have those letter! What great ideas. Also love your link up! So glad I found your blog…
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I really like your ideas that you suggested to go along with the Alphabet Mystery and Adventure books. I was wondering where did you get the alphabet letter cards pictured in the first photo with the books and the Magnet school. It looks like the images form the letter and uses the phonetic sound.