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M Is for Moose Craft

children gluing eyes to their letter M craft

Have you ever tracked a moose in the forest? No? That’s okay! With our ABC Craft for the letter M, you can track this moose right into your living room!

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How to Teach Phonograms

mother teaching phonograms to child

Understanding phonograms is vital to your child’s success in reading and spelling—but the thought of teaching them may seem intimidating. Fear not! Phonograms are actually very simple to understand and easy to teach.

Let’s start with a quick definition.

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L Is for Lion Craft

child gluing a googly eye to her letter l craft

The king of the jungle is roaring his way into your ABC Craft lineup this week! But don’t worry, this lion is really just a big pussycat. His roar is much bigger than his bite!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used yellow, orange, and dark blue)
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The Essential Guide to Teaching Compound Words

blue mailbox with box and letter

What do a mailbox, a milkshake, and a notebook have in common?

Actually, nothing … except that they all happen to be compound words.

Compound words are formed when two smaller words combine to form a new word, as in these examples:

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K Is for Kangaroo Craft

child gluing googly eye to his letter k craft

Your child will bounce with joy when she sees this week’s ABC Craft! What are you waiting for? Hop to it and check out our K Is for Kangaroo Craft!

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Ralph S. Mouse Chapter Books

Ralph S. Mouse riding his tiny motorcycle.

Some literary heroes face insurmountable challenges and achieve great feats. Some heroes inspire us with their dedication and bravery. Others have big dreams. And some heroes are mice that ride motorcycles.

If you have a soft spot for rodents in literature (and don’t we all?), you’ll definitely want to check out Beverly Cleary’s classic Ralph S. Mouse series.

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J Is for Jellyfish Craft

child gluing an eye to her letter j craft

Take the sting out of learning letters with this week’s ABC Craft! But watch out–our jellyfish will wrap her pretty pink tentacles right around your heart!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used hot pink, light pink, and green)
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10 Salt Trays for Fun Writing Practice

child practicing writing in a salt tray

If you’ve been hanging around our blog for any length of time, you have probably heard me talk about multisensory learning and how important it is. When kids learn with all their senses, they are far more likely to remember what they learn.

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I Is for Inchworm Craft

child gluing an inchworm on the letter I craft

If you’re looking for a fun way to practice the letter I, there’s no doubt about it—this week’s ABC Craft really measures up! Your wiggly preschooler will love making this squiggly little inchworm!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used brown, green, lime green, and purple)
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Fun with Portmanteaus

a purple moped - fun with portmanteaus

I love playing with words.

The English language is full of quirks and oddities—things like puns, palindromes, tongue twisters, spoonerisms, and more. But have you heard of portmanteaus?

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H Is for Hippopotamus Craft

child adding a googly eye to her letter H craft

Some kids want a hippopotamus for Christmas, but your little one can have fun with this hippo anytime! Download the template for this letter H craft and say hello to your very own happy hippo—no holiday required.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used sky blue, blue, white, and green)
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G Is for Goat Craft

child adding a googly eye to her letter G craft

We’re pretty sure that this adorable letter G craft will float your preschooler’s boat (or is that goat?). Just gather up your supplies and get started on this week’s ABC Craft—ready, set, GOAT!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used light and dark brown, tan, and sky blue)
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