Winter Letters

by | Apr 1, 2013 | 3 yr old, 4 yr old, 5 yr old, 6 yr old, Alphabet | 4 comments

Sweet Pea, my 4 year old, has been learning his letters in preschool. Many times he’ll come home and write them in the air with his finger for me when I call out a letter which I know he knows.

The other day we had just enough snow to cover the driveway, so while we were playing outside I decided to see if he truly recognizes his letters!

This could very easily be done with numbers and lower case letters, too, and for any age that needs some letter recognition practice. It is also a short enough activity to do with younger kids, as once the snow is gone it would be quite hard to replace to shovel again. (Unless it’s snowing!)

This would be great gross motor practice for the older kiddos to do it themselves, and you could also practice name recognition if your child’s name is short enough to fit on your driveway! You just need snow! (But now the snow can go away, I mean, it’s almost April – we did this on March 24th!)

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  1. The Joys of Boys

    How fun! My boys would just love to have some snow to play in. They only get to see it at Grandma’s house at Christmas. I will say that as much as I loved snow growing up, I am definitely enjoying my 80 degree weather right now. 🙂

    I’m excited to read more of your blog! So nice to “meet” you.


    That’s such a good idea! My daughter always goes out with hubby to shovel the snow. We don’t have a driveway, but I wonder if it would have the same effect shoveling a path in the grass. Will have to try it next year, I’m hoping it doesn’t snow anymore this spring 🙂

  3. Deceptively Educational

    This is brilliant! I’m pinning so I remember to do this with my little guy next time we get a light snowfall!

    • Tricia

      Did you have the chance to try this with your little guy this winter?


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