Creat you own jumbo alphabet flash cards for your toddlers or preschoolers with items from the dollar store!
All you need is a box of the alphabet cards and a pack of the die cut letters which you can get for a dollar each at the dollar store.
You’ll be putting a card and a letter on a piece of cardstock ( or construction paper), half of an 8/12 by 11 sheet of paper.
Start with a letter from the cards and find the matching letter in the die-cut pack. Lay it out like this:
Now all you will do is cover the jumbo cards with some contact paper so that they will last longer and you can take them with you on trips.
Cut a strip of contact paper a little wider than the card, you’ll want to be able to leave a little trim around the sides to make it soft on the hands. Then lay the cardstock down and use a little glue stick to stick the card and letter onto the cardstock. This will help to prevent it from moving while you cover it with contact paper.
Then fold the card over onto the other half of the contact paper so that it is sealed in. Trim around the edges so that you leave a small amount ( about 1/4 inch) around the edges. This will keep it soft on the little fingers.
Make the whole alphabet and take a few with you to the grocery store, or in the car. Ask your child to find a letter in the stack or to find the card with the apple on it. Then have your child trace the big letter with her finger.