Monday, July 2, 2012

More Alphabet Activities

We've done a couple more general alphabet activities in recent weeks.

Trip had a good time with the alphabet in Jell-O, much like he did with J's in Jell-O earlier this year. I made one large box of Jell-O in a plastic storage container, then added a little more than half of the alphabet. I used a mix of cookie cutter, magnetic, and foam letters. Once that set up in the fridge, I made another box of gelatin, poured it over the first batch, and added the rest of the letters. After the whole thing solidified, I turned it out onto a cookie sheet, and let Trip have at it.

He had a great time digging out those letters and was very serious about his work.

Another alphabet activity that Trip loved was alphabet soup. I made a simple soup of onions, garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, and some spices. Once the veggies were tender, I added a bag of tiny alphabet noodles (the kind you find in the Mexican food aisle). The noodles couldn't cook fast enough for Trip and his friends who were eagerly anticipating a fun lunch.

Two helpings later, this was all that was left in Trip's bowl. Everyone enjoyed eating the alphabet and happily ate their veggies.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! That soup sounds and looks pretty tasty! I love those little alphabet pasta shapes too!