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March 28th, 2014 at 8:23 am
By Kim Ross
When they were younger, my boys loved playing with foam bath letters during bath time. They helped them learn to spell and read simple words, as well as recognize letters. Now that they take showers, we don’t play in the bath tub much, but we still love to play with the letters. I want to share with you some ideas for using this great learning aid outside of the bath!
- A great way to repurpose foam letters is to glue magnets on the back. Use them with a magnet board to make word play fun!
- You can also use them to practice words on the kitchen table, floor, or other flat surfaces.
- Sensory bins are a great way for children to explore shapes and other items. Ever think of using the letters inside of a sensory bin?
- Make baby photos cuter by using the foam letters to spell out their name or current age in months.
- Decorate your child’s room by mounting words like FUN, PLAY, or even SLEEP in shadow boxes to make word art.
- Let your kids use them in art projects by gluing them to their pictures.
- Make letter flash cards by gluing the letters to one side, along with a picture of a recognizable item that starts with that letter.
Our foam letters are well used and loved at our house…how do you use yours?