Just like our DIY Glitter Sensory Alphabet, your child can make this alongside you. In this first example, we are making some sequin letters. These are easy to make and your child will love to make them especially if they are a fan of all things sparkly. So here goes How to Make your Own Sequin Letters for supporting your child as they learn to read and write.
Materials Needed for DIY Sequin Alphabet for Kids to Make
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Letter Template Cards -> Download here
Card to print on
White Glue (PVA, Elmers or School Glue)
Pack of Coloured Sequins
Small dish to put the sequins in
How to make your Sequin Letters
- Print out the letter template cards onto the strongest card that your printer will handle.
- With your child paint inside the outline of each letter (1 at a time) with the glue.
- Then helping them place the sequins in this glue starting the letter at the point that you would naturally start them as you write.
- Leave aside to dry.
- Once dry cut the letters into cards.
Using and Extending your Sensory Sequin Letters to Make with your Child
Place the sequins starting with the point that you would write them. You may want to add a dot and arrows around the letter to show the direction that a pen would move to form the letters. Although that isn’t essential, as you could just use the letters to make a nice visual representation of the letters that they are learning each week in their phonics programme.
As you work with the letters, don’t forget to use both the letter name (as you would sing the alphabet or spell a word out to an adult) and the letter sound that they will be using as they will be doing learning to read.
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 sand, paint it, write the letter on paper or a whiteboard copying – the way that they traced the letter on the sensory letter card.