Alphabet Maze

Alphabet Maze

Alphabet Maze

Our next guest blogger is the lovely Beth from Days with Grey. Beth is sharing a super fun alphabet maze that is quick and easy to make.  
With the colder weather settling in, it seems like more families are staying indoors and needing to get creative with their time.
This DIY Alphabet Maze is SUPER easy to make, and a lot of fun for your preschooler to play.
 
Why begin to practice the alphabet with preschoolers?
 By Kindergarten, children will be asked to print many upper- and lowercase letters.
 
Begin to introduce this benchmark with your preschooler, by exposing them to what the letters look like, along with their sequence now.
 
Simple Way to Get Started:
 
Attach a large piece paper to a table. I like to use painters tape and the kraft paper sold at IKEA. The painters tape adheres easily without taking the paint off of the table.
 
Add your maze and alphabet letters. I chose two options for my preschooler to navigate through. One followed the alphabet sequence, and the other went in a random order. Encourage your preschooler to stay on track.
 
 alphabet maze   
 
Stay Flexible.
Remember your preschooler is a preschooler. On one hand we want to guide them correctly and share with them the correct sequence, however we also want to follow their lead.
Listen to where your preschooler wants to take the activity. Perhaps they want to go out of order? That's okay as well!
alphabet activity for preschoolers
Suggestions:
- Switch gears to a letter calling game where they say the letters they draw over.
- Cover different letters and ask them if they can guess which one is underneath.
- Find other alphabet manipulative you may have in your home and match them with the ones on the maze.
    About Beth
    In 2001, Beth began teaching. Beth loved being an educator. Now that she's a parent, She loves being a mum. Beth thrives on being motivated and is confident her experience with education can inspire. Her goal is to help us all find the balance between preschool education, and keeping your preschoolers busy. - Because we all know, mum needs a minute too! Join her as she merges motherhood with preschool education, fitness, and a hint of design.  
    Find our more on Beth's blog Days with Grey or Instagram 

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