Our Touch & Feel Shapes and Touch & Feel Counting Cards were HUGE hits with my kids and with followers, so I made touch and feel letter cards too! (Newest addition: Touch & Feel Colour Cards)
These letter cards are perfect to teach letter formation if you add little arrows(to show direction) and/or use it with Rhymes like Teaching Mama did. We use it for spelling words as well.
To make these cards you only need the following materials:
- Cut Cardboard pieces 150mm x 100mm
- Glue gun or strong glue
- A ruler
- Wire cutter
- The FREE letter templates(download instructions below)
First, make lines on your cards. Measure 5cm between the lines. You can use any colour marker, I used a red chalk marker to get these bold lines.
Now use the FREE(See instructions at the end of this post to get access to our Freebies page with this free printable and many more!)
Printable Letter Templates and bend the pipecleaners accordingly. I did not add a ‘q’ and ‘p’ because you can use the ‘b’ and ‘d’ upside down. (Reason: I wanted all the letters to fit onto two pages.) Here is a preview:
Make sure your pipecleaner letters does not have sharp points and are bent proportionally.
Glue down the pipecleaner letters, making sure to use the correct line. We call these writing lines head, tummy and tail lines(the cat-method). What do you call it?
Oh, obviously you can use a variety of colour pipecleaners, or perhaps blue for consonants and red for vowels. (I only used white because I bought in bulk the other day.)
All set! Now the fun, multi sensory learning can begin! Trace the letters with a finger, close eyes and trace again. Play a guessing game by not looking at the cards and guess which is which by only touching it.
Build words with the cards and learn letters hands-on!