Thursday, March 29, 2012

Alphabet Scrapbook

When M-girl was younger, she wanted to do schoolwork of her own. She enjoyed sitting on my lap and working on her workbooks, but sometimes I needed her occupied independently so that I could teach her older brother. That's when I came up with the idea of making her an alphabet scrapbook.

First I wrote each letter of the alphabet on a separate sheet of colored paper. Each day, I would explain the sounds of one or two letters. Together we would think of various words that started with that letter.

Then I'd set her loose with old magazines, child scissors and glue sticks. She enjoyed finding pictures of things that started with her daily letter. It was a great way to keep a pre-schooler occupied while I taught her older brother!

I recently dug her old scrapbook out again. Sometimes D-boy needs a project to work on while the older two are still working. Never underestimate the power of a cutting and pasting project to keep a homeschool running smoothly!

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  1. love it! both my "big kids" will enjoy this TODAY while mama sorts out lesson plans or laundry or whatever lol. Thank for sharing :) here from the HHH. Have a great week!

  2. It can be a sanity saver to have something to keep younger ones occupied, especially when you have to focus on teaching older ones. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Fun idea. We do something similar each week by making one page to add to an ABC book. Here from the Hop