Racetrack ABC

Learning to write is a long process that starts long before they ever hold a pencil. It is long but it doesn’t have to be boring! Here is a fun twist on a painting that makes a great pre-writing activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Supplies

 

Set Up


On a large piece of kraft or butcher paper write out all the letters of the alphabet. For younger toddlers you can do just a few letters.

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I wrote out all the letters knowing that my three year old may or may not get to them all. But it gave her the chance to choose.

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Although I envisioned her doing this activity off the paper, it was more fun to be in the center of the letters!

I wrote out the letters along the edge of the paper making it easier for her to reach. I also wanted the letters to look like a giant racetrack.

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My three year old loves activities where she can add in pretend play. I created this track so that she could pretend that the cars were driving around each letter in order to finish the entire racetrack.

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I added the paint directly to the kraft paper in the center of the letter track.

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She then drove the cars through the paint and then rolled them along each letters.

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Fun Activity

Although she did not get to all the letters she had a blast doing the ones that she got to. And in the end it gave some great pre-writing practice and me some much needed time to do some yard work!

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