If you are a new parent and want to introduce letters and numbers to your little one, try alphabet craft ideas for toddlers. As parents, one of your most important responsibilities is to prepare your child for schooling and the adult world. This remark may seem far-fetched as you watch your toddler play, but time flies when you’re having fun! Your child will be ready for school before you realize it.
You must get your child ready for school. When is the best time to begin? As soon as possible! Your little one has to learn letters, colors, shapes, and other basic concepts. It takes more than just reciting the letter song to teach your toddler the alphabet. You may have an early reader to deal with (1) if they learn to recognize letters and sounds early. The earlier you begin, the better. To help you, we have shared some easy alphabet craft ideas for toddlers in this post.
10 Amazing Alphabet Crafts For Toddlers
1. Alphabet Parking Lot
Here’s a fun alphabet craft for preschoolers who love toy cars. All you need for this idea is some tape, scissor, paper, and toy cars. Just stick pieces of paper on the floor to create a mini parking lot. Stick uppercase alphabets in the parking slots. Then stick lower case alphabets on the tops of toy cars. Now let your toddler park the cars in the right slot! A great way to recognize lower and upper case letters!
2. Funny Font Letter Collage
Toddler craft gets a tech makeover with this idea! Gather letters in different, fun fonts and print them on paper. Next, get your toddler to cut the letters. Now get them to sort the letters into different piles. The last step is the most fun! Ask your toddler to paste the fonts on the same letter written on a cardboard. A great way to hone fine motor skills while teaching letter recognition, 21st century style!
3. Alphabet Wall Mural
Turn your wall into a piece of art. Well, toddler art that is! You’ll need the usual craft items for this idea. Craft paper, tape, crayons, markers, stickers, etc. are some things you’ll need. Think big and stick the craft paper on the wall. Now print out letters of the alphabet on it. This is the time to get your toddler involved! Get her to color the letters. You can even let her decorate the mural with stickers.
4. Alphabet tree
Build an alphabet tree to teach your child her letters. This is also a great way to teach your toddler how to spell, if she is ready. You’ll need craft paper, letters of the alphabet (you can print them out on paper and then cut them), scissor, glue, and crayons. You can cut the letters in the shape of leaves to make them look attractive. Draw a tree trunk and branches on the craft paper and then cut them out. Color them to look like a real tree.
Now glue the tree trunk and branches on a chart paper. Next, ask your toddler to stick the alphabet leaves on the tree. If she is learning to spell, you can ask her to stick the letters to spell a word.
5. Alphabet Book
What can be more fun than creating your very own alphabet book? You’ll need two sheets of 9″x12″ craft paper for each book. Cut four sheets out of each piece and fold them in half. This will make a book with 32 pages. Once the pages are in place, make a hole in the middle of the folded part and tie the pages together with a string. You can now start working on your book. Draw an A on the first page and then ask your toddler to draw an object that starts with the same letter. You can also cut pictures from magazines and glue them on the pages. Do the same for all the letters and your book will be ready in no time! If your toddler loses interest in between, come back to it some other day.
6. Letter Snowman
No, you don’t need snow for this craft idea! Just cut out the various parts of a snowman. Get your toddler to glue the parts together on a craft paper. If your toddler can write her letters, ask her to write them down on the snowman. If she can’t, you can use alphabet stamps (easily available in craft stores) to print them on the snowman.
7. Monster Letters
Toddlers love monsters! Most do, at least. If your little one loves all things scary, they’ll love this craft idea. You can cut out a letter and then decorate it as a monster. You can also cut out monster shapes and then ask your toddler to print letters on it. Either way, your toddler will have the time of her life while learning her ABCs.
8. Alphabet Flower Garden
Create a flower garden and decorate it with alphabets. Awesome idea, isn’t it? How you want the garden to look depends completely on you. Cut out colorful flower shapes and paste them on a craft paper. You can either keep the garden simple or add trees, grass, butterflies, etc. to make it more lively. Now write out the letters on the flowers and ask your toddler to identify them.
9. Pizza Letters
Who doesn’t love pizza? How about some pizza craft to teach your toddler her letters? You’ll need a round piece of cardboard, some colored paper, scissors, glue, paint, a paint brush and a marker. First you’ll need to cut out 26 small round pieces of paper to represent pepperoni. Now you’ll have to work on the toppings. You can have as much topping as you want. Cut out pieces of paper to create cheese, capsicum, onion – whatever you want. Now ask your toddler to write the letters of the alphabet on the pepperoni pieces. If she can’t write yet, you can do it. Next color your pizza base aka the cardboard piece, dot it with glue and start putting in the topping. Finish it up by pasting the alphabet pepperoni! And your pizza is ready to be served.
10. Alphabet Christmas Tree
Now is the perfect time for this craft idea! Easy and fun, this idea will bring in the festive spirit too. Just create a Christmas tree on a craft paper. You can either draw it or you can use colored paper to create it. Once done, ask your toddler to decorate the tree with letters of the alphabet (you can print them out on paper and then cut them out). You can glue the pieces to the tree, or you can use two-sided tape to attach the letters to the tree. Don’t forget to get some glitters, stars, and other fun decorative pieces for the tree!
These alphabet craft ideas for toddlers are an interesting way to introduce your kids to the alphabet and develop their vocabulary skills. These crafts can be performed easily with minimal accessories readily available in the house. You can also participate in these crafts with your child and teach them about each alphabet individually while making it. These activities could thus also help you bond with your little one. Further, it is advised to keep an eye on your toddler while they engage in these crafts so that they do not hurt themselves.