Summer is coming, FAST! I can’t wait. I love when the kiddos are out for the summer. I know it sounds a little funny but I really love just being home together as a family. No where to go, no real schedule. JUST. US.
Now don’t get me wrong, the first week everyone is home we are all at each others throats. It can be tricky to get into a rhythm.
So what does all this have to do with the clothes pin letters?
After the summer is over my next baby will be off to kindergarten. For the first time ever I will have more kiddos at school than at home. It breaks my heat to be honest. I get emotional when each one starts school.
The kids do fine. I am the mother that her baby has to push out of the classroom. I am the mother you see bawling as I leave my baby at the school. And yes, I am the mother that sits in her car and has a total break down before she can go home to face her other kids. Yep, I am that mother. Who told them they could grow up anyway? It certainly wasn’t me!
I digress, back to the clothes pin letters. So my next baby is starting school soon. We work on school things at home often. And this is a fun way to work on your letters, spelling, and alphabet.
What you will need.
- Clothes Pins
- Washi Tape or spray paint (or you can leave them plain)
- hot glue
First print out your letters. I used this great free printable from The Handmade Home. She has some fantastic free printables! You really should check them out!
I printed mine on photo paper. Why? Because that is what I had on hand. Card stock would of course work great you could always laminate it with contact paper to make it really strong.
Cut out your letters. Little scissors work really well for this.
Cover your clothes pins in washi tape. I only covered the top. Why? Because I was feeling lazy. If you would like to cover the entire clip feel free to do so. I just wrapped the tape around the clothes pin and trimmed off the extra. Spray paint would be a little faster.
Then hot glue the letters onto the paper clip. I chose to put the letter at the top of the clip instead of the bottom. That way you can clip them onto each other.
Then you can clip them to each other to make the alphabet.
Or around a bowl.
Make simple words with them.
Find things that start with a letter and clip them on. Make a game out of it, see who can get the most letters clipped, or sort out the letters the fastest.
They are good for kiddos just learning the alphabet and those that know it pretty well. I makes for a fun summer activity.