Laminated Heart Letter Match

Kate has a magnetic chalk board now and I’m so excited to start using it!  First project, a little something to get us in the Valentine’s Day mood while working on letter recognition.

   

I started by cutting out hearts and arrows on my cricut.  I used the SCAL software and created my own svg files using the included stamps.

Then I laminated them.  Excuse me while I totally geek out over here.  I <3 this machine.

After they were laminated, I cut them out and wrote the alphabet on them.  Uppercase letters on the arrows and lowercase letters on the hearts.  I figured that most of the uppercase letters can only go in one direction, but the lowercase ones can be turned (p, d, b, q for example) so I wanted them on the heart which can only go one way.

I thought about stamping them or using rubbons, but I didn’t for 3 reasons.  1.  I don’t have matching upper and lowercase stamps.  2.  The lowercase case alphas I have are the ones with the old school g and a (like the font I’m typing in now) and not the bubblier ones that Kate is used to.  3.  I wanted to make it more versatile so that in future years I can remove the sharpie with fingernail polish removed and put different things on them (sight words, math, sentences, etc.)

The last thing I did was to cut small stripes of magnet tape and stick it to the back.

Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out!

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4 Responses to Laminated Heart Letter Match

  1. Kirstylee says:

    This is such a cute activity and perfect for Valentine’s Day. I think my preschooler will love it.

  2. Tulip says:

    Such a cute and great learning activity for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  3. mahy says:

    this is really so helpful not only for children but also for the teachers to take it AS an idea for kids but for teachers … thanks you…

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