Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lowercase Letter Cookie Activity


While helping the children with their Christmas thank you notes, I noticed C (age 5) had reverted to printing all her letters in capitals. In fact, she insisted on using nothing but capitals to spell out the thanks in her notes.

I haven't been too worried about it because of her age, but I have been trying to find ways to encourage her to print lower case letters more often. With that in mind, I set up a cookie baking activity for the two of us, this evening.


Before I called her in, I prepared a half batch of sugar cookie dough (click the link for the recipe), and got out paper and crayons, to go along with the sprinkles and cookie sheets.

I started out printing each lower case letter for C to copy on the paper, and then rolling some of the dough into a rope, and forming it into the letters on the cookie sheet. For each lowercase letter she was willing to copy...


...she got to add sprinkles to its cookie dough counterpart.


D took over printing letters for C to copy, while I rolled the dough...


...and in no time at all, she had happily printed, and sprinkled, all 26 lowercase letters.


While the cookies baked, we read Audrey Wood's alphabet rescue, a letter adventure that starts out with a lowercase alphabet...


...and ends, conveniently enough, with a thank you note, written with the help of those lowercase letters.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

Linked with Watcha Making Wednesdays at The Ramblings and Adventures of a SAHM.

5 comments:

Raising a Happy Child said...

How neat! We read that book (and there is another sequel or prequel to it) - they are lovely!

Debbie said...

I absolutely love this idea! Now I know that this is one I am going to try.

Christy said...

This is great! We have never read that book. I have to try this with R; she likes to use uppercase letters too.

Ticia said...

My boys still from time to time like to use upper case letters. I'm the mean Mom who makes them erase and write again.

sbswtp said...

Love Love Love this idea!!! So fun!! Thank you so much for linking up to Whatcha Making Wednesdays :-)