Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Our fourth week of our Teaching Toddlers: Alphabet Series…can you believe it? Hopefully your toddler has been enjoying all of the arts, crafts, activities, and playtime that these lesson plans are bringing to him. There’s no better way to learn than by playing and fun! Without too much more of an intro, let’s get on with this week’s set of letters– P-T.

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)


P

Alphabet Book P: Today’s pick? Pizza!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Pom-Pom P: For this activity we took a handful of Pom-Poms, some glue, and a hand drawn block letter to make our adorable Pom-Pom P!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Favorite Books: Still loving Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, our dollar store Cookie Monster Alphabet flash cards, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake!

 

Felt Board: We picked out a few of our favorite “P” things from our collection of felt objects and talked about them. To kick it up a notch we also wrote down the object names and identified all the big and little Ps!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Piano Play: Do you have a keyboard or piano? If so, encourage your little one to pound those keys all day! Help them play a song or hit a key and yell “P is for Piano!” – so simple but they’ll love it.

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)


Q

Alphabet Book Q: Today’s pick? Quesadilla!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Felt Board: We picked out a few of our favorite “Q” things from our collection of felt objects and talked about them. To kick it up a notch we also wrote down the object names and identified all the big and little Qs. And because my kiddo has been showing a real interest in identifying letters within words, he helped me to underline all of today’s Qs and got even more involved than before.

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Quilted Q: Just take some scrapbook paper or old fabric stops and cut them into squares, draw the letter Q (note it doesn’t have to be a block letter), and ask your kiddo to glue down the squares! I always like to squeeze out some glue over the letter before starting to help ease the prices. Before you know it you’ll have an adorable fabric scrapped Q!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Q-tip Q: it’s as simple as this…encourage your little one to dab a paint smothered Q-tip inside the lines of a block letter Q.

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Erasing/Tracing Qs: for this activity you can use a chalk board, dry erase board, or a cookie sheet and dry erase marker. Just write both upper and lowercase Qs and have then try to erase the letter with a Q-tip. It doesn’t really matter if they’re precise, letter recognition is the point of this activity!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Quarter in the Quarry: Take a pan full of rocks and hide some quarters inside. Ask your toddler to fish out the quarters and place them in a dump truck or container… Little boys will be especially enthused about this one. 🙂

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)


R

Alphabet Book R: Today’s pick? Radishes!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Rainbow Chalk: Draw a block letter R on some white paper and grab another sheet of contrasting paper such as red, black, or blue. Then, hand your kiddo one chalk color at a time in rainbow order and have them scribble inside the lines – one section of the R at a time. Continue moving the paper further down and handing your tot a new color until your rainbow R is complete. Such a great way to ensure that a rainbow is created by easily guiding them through it!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Rice Crispy Treats: Um duh, who doesn’t like Rice Krispie treats? For an extra bonus, cookie cut them into R shapes!

Felt Board: We picked out a few of our favorite “R” things from our collection of felt objects and talked about them. To kick it up a notch we also wrote down the object names and identified all the big and little Rs. Oh, and the underlining of the letter R continued today as well!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Rocks and Rubber Bands: Take a pan full of rocks and hide some rubber bands inside. Ask your toddler to fish out the rubber bands and place them in a dump truck or container. Then have them count out ten rocks! Any excuse to play with a truck and some rocks, right?


Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)


S

Alphabet Book S: Today’s pick? Spaghetti!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Shaving Cream: I mixed a healthy squeeze of shaving cream in with about a tablespoon of washable paint and then asked my toddler to color inside the lines of an S I drew. Our results weren’t perfect but it was so much fun!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Smiley S: You can easily find some smiley faces stickers at your local craft or dollar store. From there, draw a block letter S and have your kiddo place stickers within the lines. This activity not only encourages happiness, but also teaches some really great hand eye coordination and encourages their listening skills when it comes to placing smiles in the correct spot!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Felt Board: We picked out a few of our favorite “S” things from our collection of felt objects and talked about them. To kick it up a notch we also wrote down the object names and identified all the big and little Ss. Oh, and the underlining of Ss continues…

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)


T

Alphabet Book T: Today’s pick? Tomato!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Lego T: Just like we’ve done for many letters before, create a T from Legos, cover with paint and get to stamping!

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Tree Sticker T: it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Grab some tree stickers from your local craft store and ask your toddler to stick them within the lines of a block letter T. The more they can do on their own, the better so be sure to encourage them to not only place the stickers but peel them from the sticker sheet as well.

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Turn Around on T: Draw a few upper and lowercase Ts on your driveway with chalk and as your toddler hops from one to the other have them turn like a crazy tornado would!


Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

Felt Board: We picked out a few of our favorite “T” things from our collection of felt objects and talked about them. To kick it up a notch we also wrote down the object names and identified all the big and little Ts. Oh, and the underlining continues…

Teaching Toddlers the Letters P-T (2 Years Old +)

 

Remember to be patient with your little one and constantly review all of the letters you’ve been learning! You can draw on your shower walls with bathtime finger paint, practice with alphabet magnets or foam bath letters, and ask them to identify letters wherever you see or read them! I’d love to hear how the alphabet progress is going with your little one. Shoot me a message on Facebook or leave a comment below to let me know what’s working for your kiddo and any tips you may have for others using our Teaching Toddlers program.

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