Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Alphabet Shower Curtain Rings

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The shower curtain rings return!  If you recall, I inherited an abundance of shower curtains and shower curtain rings.  Well, I figured I could write on the rings using window markers, which I have expressed my love of window markers before here.  So I wrote the alphabet on 26 shower curtain rings, found a long cardboard tube, and just like that we had an alphabet, spelling, and sight word activity.

I wrote one letter per shower curtain ring.  I used just uppercase letters.

DIY alphabet shower curtain rings for literacy learning from And Next Comes L

The first thing that J did was put the letters in alphabetical order while I held onto one end of the cardboard tube.

Putting alphabet shower curtain rings in alphabetical order from And Next Comes L

Once they were all on the tube, J made sure that all the letters were lined up perfectly, leaving us with this:

DIY alphabet shower curtain rings for literacy learning from And Next Comes L

DIY alphabet shower curtain rings for literacy learning from And Next Comes L

I then started to form words for him to read, such as "DOG."  However, he quickly added an S because he is going through a phase where he likes to pluralize a lot of words.

Spelling with DIY alphabet shower curtain rings from And Next Comes L

Then I asked him to form a word of his own.  He chose to spell "BLUE JAY", as seen below.

Spelling with DIY alphabet shower curtain rings from And Next Comes L

After that, I found a wooden peg thing (not sure what it's from), placed the cardboard tube on it, so that J could stack the letters in alphabetical order again.

Stacking alphabet shower curtain rings from And Next Comes L

This same set up was used by K and my husband a few days later to just stack and count the shower curtain rings.  It was an activity that K, and later J, have spent many hours doing.  Who knew that shower curtain rings could be so educational and fun!

I have many other activities that use shower curtains and shower curtain rings including a Homemade Play Parachute and a Shower Curtain Rings Counting Activity.

DIY alphabet shower curtain rings for literacy learning from And Next Comes L
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