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!|