Have you ever wondered How To Make Magnetic Letters? It’s very easy and inexpensive! With just a few supplies, you can have a fun manipulative in minutes that your kids can use when learning letters, sight words, CVC words, and more!
How To Make Magnetic Letters:
As a classroom teacher and homeschooling mom, I am always looking for fun, hands-on activities for my kids. Using magnetic letters is an interactive way for children to practice the things that they are learning. You can use them in independent literacy centers, small groups, or even enrichment activities for early finishers. These magnetic letters are inexpensive to make too so you can send them home with your students for extra practice.
Getting Ready To Make Magnetic Letters:
- 26 Capital Letter Cards
- 26 Lowercase Letter Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Magnetic Tape
How To Make The Magnetic Letters:
These letters are so easy to make! First, click on the pencil below to automatically download and print the letters. I like to print my resources on white card stock because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.
Next, laminate the letters cards so that your kids can reuse them over and over. After laminating, cut the letter cards apart. Then, cut the magnetic tape into pieces that about an inch in length. You will need a piece of each letter. Finally, peel the paper off the back of a piece of magnetic tape (if you are using self-adhesive tape) and stick it onto the back of a letter. You may want to hold it on the letter for a few seconds to make sure it adheres to the lamination.
How To Use The Magnetic Letters:
Once you have made your magnetic letters, there are many ways that your kids can use them in your classroom or homeschool.
Letter Identification– If you are working with a small group of kids, you can say the letter name and have your kids find the letter magnet and place it on their cookie sheet.
Letter Matching– During literacy centers, your kids can practice matching capital and lowercase letters using these magnetic letters and cookie sheet.
Sight Words– Your kids can use these letters to practice spelling their sight words on cookie sheets or your file cabinet. This is hands-on, independent activity to use during your literacy centers.
Magnetic letters are such a fun manipulative for kids to use when learning letters, sight words, CVC words, and more! But, they can be expensive to buy. Now, you can make your own magnetic letters for your classroom or homeschool.
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Click on the pencil below to automatically download and print the letters!