DIY FLASHCARDS

I use flashcards everyday in my classroom. They're an easy, inexpensive resource that's effective. I use it to reinforce alphabet knowledge by reciting letters and letter sounds through rote. But I also use them for other activities. That's a future post. Today I'm showing you how to make ABC Flashcards. These are different than the Watercolor Flashcards because these have pictures to accompany the letter. It's for all the visual learners like myself. Here's what we did: 

First print the free ABC flashcards.

Next, read alphabet books. Need recommendations? Click here for some titles. Then ... 

1. Talk about words that start with A, then B, C, D until you get through the entire alphabet. 2. Choose one object for each letter. Then make four flashcards by drawing the object. (Sidenote: Making 26 cards at one sitting for five and six-year-olds is too laborious. It's overwhelming and will take away the fun.) Draw the object. 3. Trace with a black permanent marker. (It gives it more of an artistic-quality). 4. Watercolor. Or use markers, crayons, or colored pencils - whatever you have! TADA! ABC Flashcards. Stay tuned for how I use these in class ...