Alpha-Pockets craft

What sounds do letters make? Which words begin with which letters? Young children who sort and fill fun Alpha-Pockets with word strips get a boost with reading!

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    Ready to learn more about the alphabet? Here’s a fun way to figure it out! Ask a grown-up to help you find a fabric shoe bag that has enough pockets for all of the letters.

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    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Crayola® Fabric Markers stain clothing and surfaces, CLOSE ADULT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED. Make the pockets using Fabric Markers. Label each pocket with one of the 26 upper- and lower-case letters. Draw a picture on each pocket of something that begins with that letter. Highlight your art with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry the pockets.

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    Fill the pockets! Cut recycled file folders into strips with Crayola Scissors. Write words and draw pictures on each one. Sort the cards into your Alpha-Pockets. Make it a game to sort the cards as quickly as you can. As you learn more words, create more cards. Put objects into matching pockets, too. Where would your Teddy Bear go?