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.