Alphabet Paper Blocks
|Craft these alphabet blocks out of paper to make alphabet learning and phonics more fun and creative.|
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|1.||Print out either of these cube templates on A4 or Letter size cardstock. Template 1 makes a 2¼-inch cube while Template 2 makes a pair of 1½-inch cubes.|
|2.||Cut out the template.|
|3.||Fold along the inside lines.|
|4.||Glue the sides together along the tabs to form a cube.|
|5.||Allow the glue to dry.|
|6.||Cut out 6 squares for each cube. The squares should be slightly smaller than the cube's face. For convenience, you can print out these square templates. Print out the 1¾-inch squares for the bigger cube or the 1-inch squares for the small cube. Write a letter on each square.
*Instead of writing your own letters, you can also just print out these alphabet letter squares for the small cube.
|7.||Glue the letters onto the cube's 6 faces.|
|8.||Create more alphabet blocks as more letters are learned. Use the blocks to learn phonics and spell out words. The letter blocks can only be used for word games and other learning activities.|
|Instead of gluing on letter squares, you can write the letters directly onto the cube template after Step 3. Draw or color around the letters if you like.|
|Assemble the cube as you did in Steps 4 and 5.|
|To make a box, do not glue on the top flap. Decorate the box with drawings, pictures, or stickers.
Use it as another alphabet learning activity by assigning 1 letter for each box (use the bigger cube template for this).
|Develop alphabet awareness, vocabulary, writing, as well as creativity by filling the box with drawings or pictures of objects that begin with the letter being learned.|