Lots of reading and telling stories, fingerplays, children’s dictated lists and stories, noticing signs and labels—a variety of early literacy activities come before children can begin to identify letters.
Talk with children as they search for letters. Find out what they understand about literacy, cutting, and gluing. Build activities to suit individual skills and interests.
Staple four or five sheets of white paper along one edge to make a book.
On the cover, use a Crayola® Washable Marker to write your name and then the words Letter Detective. Write the date, too.
In recycled magazines, be a Letter Detective. Search for interesting letters, perhaps giant-size ones, letters in your name, or upper-case letters.
Cut them out with Crayola® Scissors.
Arrange letters in an interesting way on each page. Attach with Crayola® School Glue. Name letters you detected.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.