Preschooler's Alphabet Teacher

Cindy Bailey

  • 26 clear plastic tubs with lids which hold one pound, such as you would get coleslaw in. You can sometimes buy these new in the dollar store or warehouse clubs, or just save them from the deli).
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  • 26 small toys, each representing a letter of the alphabet. If you have young children, you've probably already got boxes full of these junky little things!


Simply place the letter on the lid of the plastic tub, and then fill with the toy which begins with that letter. My kids enjoyed playing with this "teacher" when they were small, and as they got older, they enjoyed making them up and giving them as gifts. If you don't have enough little toys, thrift stores usually have tons of them. Or, again the dollar store often has bags of assorted animals, etc. which could be used. If you plan ahead, this gift will cost you practically nothing.

About The Author:

"Free Speech still lives in Greene County, Pa." Cindy Bailey is the Editor & Publisher of GreeneSpeak, a local news source for Greene County, PA and ThriftyFun contributor.


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