Today I am going to share the giant alphabet sticker board we created to play connect the dots!
Today's activity will focus on identifying and matching alphabet letters. Yesterday we had fun with shape matching, on Tuesday we explored numbers 1-10 with a number toy hunt and on Monday we did a name art activity and game.
Materials to make a giant alphabet sticker connect the dots game:
- alphabet stickers
- large roll of paper
- painter's tape
- markers or crayons
- contact paper (optional)
How to make your own giant alphabet sticker connect the dots game:
To get started we stuck our large easel paper on a big empty wall in our hallway. We used painter's tape so that the tape wouldn't pull the paint off our wall.
We probably could've just ended the activity right there. My kids love stickers... so they could've added stickers to our large sticker wall for hours!
This is a great fine motor activity since the kids have to pull the backing off the stickers. My 2 year old really loved this part and perservered even when it was hard sometimes!
Giant alphabet sticker connect the dots game instructions:
To play our connect the dots game each child was given a different color marker (or crayon) and the kids took turns drawing lines from one alphabet letter to a matching alphabet letter somewhere else on the paper.
My older kids (ages 7 and 4) played the connect the dots game while the 2-year-old played with stickers. You can make another sticker wall just for your toddler and have him connect the colors instead of connecting the alphabet letters.
We kept "score" loosely of how many matches kids were able to make correctly. I encouraged them to try and connect all of the letter As on the entire board... and then all the C's and so forth.
While we played we talked about words or names that started with each alphabet letter. We even mentioned the sounds the alphabet letters made and tried to practice them.
** Instead of using markers you could cover the top of the paper with contact paper (sticky side out) and then connect the dots using ribbon or pipe cleaners!