Sensory letters are a great way for helping children to recognise letter forms and remember the way in which they are written. In this simple DIY, we are creating a sensory scrunched up tissue paper alphabet that you can use with your child to go over the letters as they learn to read and write.
Materials Needed for Creating your Own Sensory ABC Cards with Tissue Paper
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Printable lower case alphabet -> Download here
Card to print onto
Tissue paper (any colour or mix of colour of your choice)
How to Make your Own Alphabet Sensory Letter Cards
- Print out the lower case letter templates from our site.
- Tear and scrunch up small balls of tissue paper.
- Use your glue spreader or paintbrush to spread the glue over the letters.
- Carefully place the tissue paper balls on top of the glue.
- Allow to dry.
Using the Tissue Paper Sensory Alphabet with Your Child
We recommend matching the letters your child is learning in their reading programme e.g. S, A, T, P in our week 1 of learning to read schedule and using them to work with. Say the letter Name and then the letter sound.
Trace your finger around the letter in the way that the letter would be formed when writing correctly.
[pullquote align=”normal”]It is easier to spend time learning the correct way to form letters NOW! Than spend weeks and months later unlearning bad letter formation in the years to come. [/pullquote]
You could finish it off by getting them to ‘air write’ the letter, use their finger to draw it in the ground, draw it in the sand, paint it, write the letter on paper or a whiteboard copying – the way that they traced the letter on the sensory letter card.