Monday, March 1, 2010

Alphabet Beanbags: Finally Finished

Okay, remember when I made these t-shirt bags for my friend?

And then I started working on these alphabet bean bags out of the scraps left over from the sleeves?

Well, I am happy to report that I finally finished them. And then I finally took a few pictures to share with you all. Let's have a look, shall we?

The big O is still a little young to fully appreciate them, but my niece and nephew played with them for a little bit and recognized the letters right off (thank goodness!) and had a great time practicing their letters.
You really couldn't expect me not to spell my own name, right?

One of my favorite things about these bean bags is that the uppercase letter is on one side, and the lowercase letter is on the opposite side. One of the problems kindergarten teachers are facing with their students these days (umm... from what I hear. I'm not a kindergarten teacher. Anybody want to back me up on this?) is that kids recognize uppercase letters fairly well, but often don't know what the lowercase letter looks like. Hopefully with beanbags as cool as these, the big O won't have that problem.

Also, from a preschool teacher perspective (I did actually used to teach preschool), bean bags are also a great way to practice fine motor skills. So many great things about such a simple toy!

And just in case you forgot, you're reading:

Have a great day everybody!

And if your looking for the link to the Alphabet Beanbag tutorial, click HERE.


Lisa Lou said...

Hooray! And they are really great to play "guess what letter I'm holding" with Bryan!

Emily said...

cute!!! I want some for my classroom!

Kathy Haynie said...

Yay for beanbags! What a great way to use up old beans or wheat from food storage! I made them with cub scouts several times. Lucky little Miss O.

Rachel and Todd said...

I love this idea! I think I might do it some time.

K-Sue said...

These are very cute. Hmmm - where are some old T-shirts?

Unknown said...

I featured you toady at the making Monday Marvelous Party @ C.R.A.F.T. :)
Thank you for your great ideas!

CK said...

These are awesome. I wish I had I could find time to make some!