My mom gave us several sets of flashcards for a Christmas gift, and Sweet Pea especially LOVES them. She especially loves to find R's...
YEAH!! I found an R!!!!
Because those are the letters her name starts with.
But 2's are just as important, because she is 2 and proud of it.
These are a few of the ones my mom made for us...I'm not sure where the uppercase cards were at the time of the photo shoot. Like I said...Sweet Pea LOVES them and carries them all over the house...so they could be anywhere (although judging by the other pictures, I probably should have looked harder between the wall and her bed.)
My mom also sewed up this sweet little bag to put them in.
When Sweet Pea saw that I had them for pictures, she could hardly keep her hands off them. So we pulled the buttons out...
...and she had fun putting buttons on the dots. 6 was her favorite because it had purple dots, so then she could put purple buttons on them.
Sweet Pea's infatuation with them has really made me think that we need to get back into the swing of doing more preschool activities in the morning. So hopefully in the next week or so I'll be sharing more children's books and activities regularly like I used to.
If you're in the same boat and wanting to do more learning activities with your kids, flashcards like these have a ton of uses.
If you'd like to make some similar flashcards of your own, the printable PDF is available from my sister Katie's Etsy Shop From The Red Kitchen.
This way you can print your own flash cards...and print them as many times as you want. They work great as gifts and if your kids ruin one or two...or you want an extra set...you can just print them out.
She has lots of different sets, plus some that are not shown here.
The alphabet card set comes with both the upper and lower case sets...The lower case are my favorite because children come across far more lower case letter when reading than they do of uppercase letters...but most sets just have uppercase. The alphabet set also include common punctuation symbols.
I love the countable (and button-able) dots on the number cards...plus they start at 0 and go up to 20, so they cover all the "hard" numbers that the 1-10 sets miss.
Katie also offers sets with shapes and colors.
For the best deal, you can order all four of her sets (alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors) as a bundled deal for less.
And I even talked her into offering my readers a little discount. Enter the discount code "HELPINGLITTLEHANDS" when you check out for a 10% discount off your whole order. (So that's 10% off your flashcards...as well as any buttons, or other cute things you might pick up while you're there.) The offer is good until Saturday, January 14th.