Reading is fundamental; not an original thought I know, but it is true. I want my children to cultivate a love for reading at an early age and it all begins with knowing the alphabet. Today I am sharing a simple activity that accomplishes two objectives, learning the alphabet and the word of God. This activity kept my four year old occupied for at least 30 minutes while I washed the dishes. I loved that I didn’t have to stop and sit with him but we still had “together” time as I gave him different directives. It was a win for the both of us. The steps are below.
- Get a printout for your child to trace letters A-Z
- After she traces the letters, have her say each letter and the sound.
- After she says the letter sound have her say things that begin with that letter. If your child is a little more advanced you can have her make sentences with the chosen word.
- Have her repeat the scripture that goes with the specific letter. Please visit this post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see my ABC scripture list.
Below is an example of applying the above steps for the Letter “A”
- Ask her to point to the letter “A” on her sheet.
- Ask her what sound the “A” makes.
- Ask her to tell you some words that make the “A” sound. You can go on and on with this step depending on how much time you need to buy and how attentive your child is.
- Ask her to make sentences with the “A” words she mentioned. You can extend this activity and make a story about the “A” words. Again this is all about how much time you need and how attentive your child is.
- Finally, have your child repeat the “A” scripture, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23.”
- You can extend this activity by having her draw pictures of the “A” words she listed.
If you decide to try this, please leave a comment and let me know how it works out. Happy Friday to you!