This was a serendipitous idea that came while the boys were playing with playdough today. As I watched them play with the cookie cutters, I grabbed our Melissa & Doug Alphabet Stamps (my favorite stamps ever) and encouraged a little learning in the midst of their playdough fun.
Here’s what you’ll need: Playdough and Alphabet Stamps!
Roll out your play dough…
…and begin stamping! Little Brother practiced stamping his name while Big Brother made various word families!
To make word families: Stamp the rime (end of the word…and yes, “rime” is spelled correctly) onto the playdough. Add the onset (beginning sound). Once you’re ready to change the onset, fold over the edge of the playdough.
Carefully use a small roller to roll out the first letter, leaving the rime in tact.
Continue making words and learning about letters!
Have you ever used alphabet stamps with playdough? If so, share your experience in the comments! :)