Using an ABC Mat and ABC Blocks, a letter learning activity is formed!
Letting Henry lead the way, we put the ABC mat together in order of the ABC’s and 123’s.
He used his hammer to pound in each of the letters to their corresponding blocks.
Once the mat was together, we gathered our Melissa and Doug ABC blocks (affiliate link) and drew one block at a time.
On each side of the blocks, there are pictures of objects. After choosing a block, Henry chose an object to act out. He acted out the object as he found one of the letters from the block on the mat.
It was such a fun letter learning activity that focused on something other than the letters! It was kind of a hidden learning activity for Henry!
From flying like airplanes and birds to crawling slowly like a turtle, Henry placed all the blocks on their corresponding letter of the ABC mat.
To add more learning:
Some blocks have numbers. Henry pounded those blocks with his hammer the corresponding number of times. Counting as he hit them.
I got in on the action too! Munching on a carrot to squawking like a monkey.
Henry drew the blocks for me and chose what I had to do.
A simple and active game that can be varied to each child’s level, as well as varying it up to create interest time and again.
Other ABC Mat Activities:
- Activity Course with Balloons
- ABC Mat Roads
- More ABC Mat Fun!