Hello! Today I would like to share a printable I created inspired by a product found in the dollar spot of Target. The Target dollar spot has so many neat finds for teachers this year! My mom and I are both preschool teachers, which gave us the excuse to buy way more than necessary! I found these really adorable clothespins with wooden letters attached and was inspired to create an activity using these.
This activity is great because it exposes children to literacy concepts and also provides a fun way to practice fine motor skills. In previous years my class has really enjoyed playing with clothespin activities. Don’t worry if you don’t have these specific clothespins, as you can totally DIY these by writing letters on regular clothespins using sharpies! I’m providing printables that have uppercase and lowercase letters to meet different learning levels. These are available in black and white and color! Read below to download four free printables you can use in your classroom or home!
1.) Clothespins (can be purchased at Dollar Tree)
3.) Kidlearningblog printable-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD————–>
5.) Cardboard or white foam board
6.) Box Cutter, Scissors, and Tacky Glue
Making this activity is pretty simple. Just print, laminate, and cut out the alphabet template. After this you can carefully cut out the same shape from white foam board with a box cutter and glue this to your laminated piece using tacky glue. This was my first time using the white foam board. It looks nicer, but I will probably go back to using my trusty cardboard!
I really hope that you find these printables helpful for the upcoming school year! Please let me know if you do! Have a great day!