Monday, May 13, 2013

Building Giant Letters Outdoors

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We recently had new windows installed in our house and unfortunately, the interior casings did not fit properly, leaving us with all of these perfectly good pieces of wood that we couldn't use.  So we put them to use by building letters in the backyard.  As you may have noticed, J can build letters and numbers out of pretty much anything, including beadscrayonsmagnetstube shotsfoam squaresstrips of paper, just to name a few.  However, we haven't built letters on such a large scale before.  And now we can add window casings to the list of items to build letters with.

Letter D
Letter M
J building letter E.
J building letter G.
Once the G was done, it was time to jump over it.  Fun!
Letter F
K is checking out J's work.
Building letter H.
Building letter J.
Don't have window casings kicking around?  Try using scraps of wood, pieces of cardboard, or large sticks instead.

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  1. This is a brilliant way to learn letters. Lots of fun!

    Thanks for joining in The Sunday Showcase. I've pinned to our board.

    1. Thank you for your comments and for pinning.

  2. I just loooooove this! Gross motor skills, outdoor fun, unusual materials, and letter practice -- what's not to love. :) I'm featuring this post at Stress-Free Sunday this week. Hope this finds you well.

    1. Thanks, Mary Catherine! I loved this activity too.