Let’s make a collage! Choose your favourite letter of the alphabet then go hunting through old magazines or newspapers to find pictures related to that letter. Paste them into a scrapbook or onto a page so that you can see your chosen letter represented on the one page.
This activity is fun for young kids just starting to recognise letters of the alphabet and is great for developing their awareness of how letters are connected to their favourite words and how they look in different fonts.
Younger kids will need support to complete this activity, especially the ripping, cutting and pasting. They also might need some help identifying the starting letter of different words and/or images.
Safety advice: Scissors can be very sharp! Some kids will need adult supervision to use scissors. If you want your kid/s to work independently on this activity, make sure you have safety scissors designed especially for young kids.
Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 4
- brain teasers
- chill time
- be creative
Time required: 15-20 minutes per letter
Curriculum connections: Arts, English, Literacy
You could make this activity a daily routine and use this activity 26 times for each letter of the alphabet. If you have a blank scrapbook, pencil the pages A through to Z, so that at completion the letters will be in the order of the alphabet. Some kids might need help identifying which words and letters go with which images. Encourage them to think about it by sounding out the start of the word, for example, for an image of a tap, prompt them with ‘t, t, t’ sounds.
EYLF – Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
- A scrapbook
- Old newspapers or magazines
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.