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ABC Summer

Look at these cute summer alphabet crafts my kids and their nanny are getting into! As it turns out, the alphabet is a super fun, and easy way to organize your kids’ summer while keeping them engaged. Crystal (better known around these parts as KeeCoo) has developed a little week-by-week system to create structure for my kiddo’s summer and get Lo actively involved in learning her letters.

Summer Craft Series

How great is that? I am excited to share their system so that you can build your own alphabet summer! Its easy:

  1. Figure out how many week days there are in your summer and assign each day a letter. Some letters will be used twice since there are only 26 letters in the alphabet and thankfully….there are way more days in the summer!
  2. For each letter and each day, pick several animals, but maybe one thematic creature (it can after all be past, present, or fictional).
  3. Using your own daily schedule have a time for craft, education videos, outdoor activity or game, and reading time that revolves around the letter theme and animal.
  4. Make sure you talk talk talk about that letter and make those noises and most of all….PLAY, CREATE, PARTY!

Other ideas –

Books

Get some great ABC books to follow along, and go to the library from some letter inspired books (If you are working on C get a bunch of books about cows and chickens). We are in love with Oliver Jeffers Once Upon an Alphabet and the beautiful watercolor illustrations in Kim Krans ABC Dream

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Dress Up

We used face paint too. C is for cow – MOOOOOOO!

If you follow me on Instagram @afriendlyaffair, I will post the rest of their alphabet crafts as they unfold through the weeks. Hopefully you will find some inspiration. Good Luck, mama!

FrogCraft

Frog Puppet Craft

Frog Puppet Craft

 

We love this precious board book, and even though the main character is a friendly little pig, we were captivated by the adorable frog illustrations. If you have a favorite picture book, and you’re looking to engage the text even more – you can always craft a puppet character. Here, we decided to make a little frog to help us narrate Ribbit, by Rodrigo Folgueira

   Get Involved! 

….and don’t forget to tag #afriendlyaffair if you find a new or creative way to get your kid involved with your reading adventures.

 

   All you need for this cute craft is:

A toilet paper roll

Finger paints

Construction paper

A few inches of yarn

My legs, arms, and fly template –For a full size printable template, sign up for my easy, once monthly newsletter and access to my password protected freebies page!