Have you ever noticed that the letters p, d, b, and q are exactly the same shape??? The only thing different about them is which way they are facing…making them especially confusing to toddlers/preschoolers attempting to learn their lower-case letters.
I’ve noticed that Big Brother has a hard time differentiating which letter is which, so I decided to make this spinner to help. I used the letters “p” (turned upside-down is “d”) and “b” (turned upside-down is “q”) on two circles and then put a picture coordinating with each letter underneath. Obviously graphic design is not a gift of mine…as you can tell by this very plain attempt. But if you want to use it, feel free to download it here.
Here’s what you’ll need: a printout of the picture shown above printed on cardstock, another piece of cardstock (or scrapbook paper) and two paper fasteners (brads).
1. Print off the document above (on cardstock) and cut out both circles.
2. Use scraps of scrapbook or construction paper to make 4 small rectangles. Mine measured 1.5″x1.25″.
3. Put a small line of glue at the top of each rectangle and place on top of the pictures to create flaps.
4. Poke the brads through each circle and fasten onto a piece of paper (cardstock, construction, or scrapbook paper work well)
Let your little one enjoy spinning and lifting the flaps as they learn to recognize the letters b, d, p and q!