Sandpaper Letters

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Sandpaper Letters
Language - Writing
Sandpaper Letters 3.JPG
Level Primary
Age 2.5
Prerequisites auditory discrimination
I Spy
Touch Boards
Materials 3 Sandpaper Letters

This activity introduces the child to letters.

Presentation[edit]

  1. Take three sandpaper letters to a mat or table. Place them in a stack face-down in the upper right corner.
    Sandpaper Letters 1.JPG
  2. Step two
    Sandpaper Letters 2.JPG
  3. Step three
    Sandpaper Letters 3.JPG
  4. Step four
    Sandpaper Letters 4.JPG
  5. Set out all three letters and do a Three Period Lesson.
    Sandpaper Letters 5.JPG

Points of Interest[edit]

Control of Error[edit]

Variations and Extensions[edit]

Material[edit]

Make Your Own[edit]

  • These boards were made from pieces of masonite. The letters were first printed on regular paper, then cut out, traced on sandpaper, and cut out again.
    Maybe Mntsr sandpaper letters.jpg
    (For a detailed description of how this was done, see Maybe Montessori.)

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Smooth Letters on Rough Background
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Sandpaper Letters on Cardstock
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Further Reading[edit]