L has been really interested in letters of late - pointing them out on T-shirts, book covers, and cereal boxes - so I wanted to find something out of the ordinary for her to do that would give us an opportunity to talk about the letters she loves. I decided to go with a letter collage using contact paper and wooden letter tiles. This was a nice activity that satisfied L's desire to talk about letters and was a great sensory activity to boot!
I found two types of wooden letter tiles at Hobby Lobby. I'd been wondering for some time how I would end up using them, and this was a great way to do so. I taped contact paper to L's art table, sticky side up, and presented her with a bowl of the tiles. I also provided some alphabet stickers as well, just to mix things up a bit and give L the opportunity to see letters in many different ways.
L really enjoyed this activity. Not only did we have lots of opportunities to discuss the letters she was seeing, but she also loved the nice clicking sound the tiles made when they came into contact with the tabletop. This was such an easy breezy activity that fostered letter recognition and language, and was very satisfying from a sensory standpoint. When she was finished, we just folded the contact paper in half and added it to her growing art gallery. No muss, no fuss and lots of fun!