Green fingers go!
Ready to grow an alphabet? Good. Here’s a simple art activity that’s specially designed so even very young kids can be involved. Put their little green thumbs to use as you introduce the ABCs, their name, or some fun new words. And the best thing is, no matter how messy things get, you’ll still end up with something nice.
Just follow the simple steps below and make your own alphabet tree.
You will need:
- paint, crayons or markers
- alphabet template (provided)
- a toddler
As easy as A, B Tree
Print out the template provided. (Don’t worry – the letters are supposed to be reversed.) There are two sizes to choose from. So you can print the whole alphabet or pick some special letters and make them nice and big.
Have your little artist colour the blank side. They can be as messy as they like. We’ve gone with a classic collection of greens, but any colours will do.
Once the paint has dried, cut the letters out. Your little one might be asleep by now, or running round the living room with a cardboard box on their head. It’s up to you how much to involve them in this part.
Add the letters to your tree. We’ve made our tree out of painted cardboard. If that sounds like too much work, you can draw or paint one onto a large piece of paper in brown paint.
You’ve made an alphabet tree. You can spell out your child’s name, put all 26 letters on the branches or just spell out your favourite words. And if you don’t have a printer, don’t worry. Simply draw the letters backwards on your own paper.