Glittery letter activity for toddlers

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity

Learning letters is more fun when they’re glittery and sparkly. Help your child recognise the shape, form and sound of those first letters with this fun letter activity for toddlers.
 
They can turn their glittery letters into cards or pictures. The finished letters are textured and if your child runs their fingers down them, tracing the shape of the letter, then they begin to learn how to write them too.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Ages: Little kids to big kids
Difficulty to make: Easy peasy
Skill: Phonics – learning first letters

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity
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You will need:

  • Card
  • Pen/pencil
  • PVA glue and a paintbrush (or glue stick)
  • Glitter
  • Scissors
  • Sparkly stars or gems to decorate (optional)

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity
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Step 1: Draw your letter

On a piece of card draw a large lower case letter. It might be the first letter of your child’s name or a new letter they are learning at nursery.

Ask your child if they can tell you what the letter is and what sound it makes. Show them how it is formed by tracing it with your finger. Ask your child to do the same, making sure they start in the right place and follow the right path round the letter.

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity
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Step 2: Cover your letter in glue

Cover the letter with glue. You can use a glue stick, however we recommend PVA glue and a paint brush as it works well at fixing the glitter in place. Make sure every bit of the letter is covered in glue.

The more, the better.

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity
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Step 3: Shake it, shake it

Now for the fun bit. Pour glitter all over your letter. Make sure it’s completely covered.

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity
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Step 4: Tap off the excess

Pick up your piece of card and tap it to remove any glitter that doesn’t stick to the glue. You will be left with a beautiful sparkly letter.

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Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity
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Step 5: Make your letter pop (optional)

Once your glittery letter is dry, carefully cut around it. Your child will probably need a bit of help to do this as it can be fiddly.

Then stick your glittery letter onto a background to make it into a card or a picture. We chose a black background to make our letters really stand out.

Finally stick little stars, gems or more glitter onto the background for extra sparkle. As well as looking great, your child can also trace their finger over their glittery letters to practice ‘writing’ them. That way they can learn the shapes and strokes of each letter.

Have phonics fun with glittery letters that pop

Have fun with this glittery letter activity for toddlers. Make glitter letter with this phonics fun activity