Preschoolers love to keep their hands busy!  It’s a constant task around here to find enough things to keep Owen’s hands busy while Aidan and Gresham are doing their school work.  Owen LOVES to cut and glue, and yesterday I came up with a quick way for him to cut and glue while learning the alphabet at the same time!

First, I gave him some squares to cut out of construction paper.

Alphabet Lift-the-Flap Craft

Then, I folded down a little flap on each square.  Owen had a little trouble with the glue – it was hard to get the glue on just the flap part. So I did the glue, and he stuck them on the paper.

Alphabet Lift-the-Flap Craft for Preschoolers

Then I simply wrote a letter under each flap!  Super simple.  I did two letters that Owen already knows and four letters that he does not know.

He has been having fun lifting up the flaps and saying the letter name!

Alphabet Lift-the-Flap Craft for Preschoolers

(The cat is Owen’s favorite gift from Christmas this year, and he has been carrying it around everywhere!  It’s so fun to be 3.)

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  1. mel May 19, 2013

    I so want to say how much what you put on here helps me and encourages me. Thank you for doing this and giving mums like me some inspiration x

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    1. Sarah May 19, 2013

      Thank you for your sweet comment!

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    2. Mon May 20, 2013

      Wow! Fun idea! Love your site! Quick question: How did you teach your 3 year old to use scissors and cut so well? practice, practice, practice or is there a trick? I try to have my little guy cut and while I know he has pretty good fine motor skills, it just seems like this is a challenge for him and I would love to find ways to help! Thanks for any advice you can give!

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      1. Sarah May 20, 2013

        He cut pretty well on that activity because it was all straight lines. He has a harder time with curves - he wants to turn the scissors instead of turning the paper, which really doesn't work all that well! I actually have a post coming this week on scissor skills, so stay tuned!

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