We’re big believers in playing with purpose. Having fun is the absolute best way to learn. And what’s better than letter fun to teach your kids the ABCS? If your kids love playing with our characters online, they’ll love them even more offline. Holly from Kids Activities Blog developed this high-flying letter game that will have your kids zipping and learning letters in no time!
We love how Holly used our loveable KneeBouncer characters to design this fun, interactive game! So, all you need to start is the printed ABC sheets, glue, drinking straws, scissors, and string!
Her tutorial outlines how to assemble and play this letter fun-filled game. There’s even a free printable! Use the QR code or click the link to start your letter-learning adventure!
Creating A Letter Zipline
- Cut the straws to be just a little shorter than the width of the alphabet cards. Then cut a slit down the length of the straw and clip the corners of one end.
- Next, glue the straw pieces to the back of the alphabet cards near the top with the snipped end on the right.
- Repeat with all the cards.
- Create a zipline with a string. Two of our kitchen chairs work well. The right side of the zipline should be the tall side.
- The letter cards can now easily be slipped onto the string and sent flying down the zipline.
The Zipline game pairs perfectly with the alpha-be-u-can game!
Other Ways to Have Letter Fun
The zipline will definitely engage your tot. But, if you want some additional ideas on how to work on letter learning with the ABC cards, here are more ways!
- Print two sets and play an ABC Match Game
- Play Slap the Letter
- Set out three to five letters. Then call one out and see how quickly your tot can slap the letter.
- Letter Hide and Seek.
- Hide different letter cards around the room or house and have them search for them.
- Letter Object Match
- Have several items on the table that begin with various letters. For example, an alligator toy for “A,” a spoon for “S,” a hairbrush for “H.” Choose a letter and ask your child to pick the object that starts with that letter.
- Flip the game point to an object, and have your child pick the letter it starts with.
- Letter Writing
- Laminate the cards and let your child use a dry-erase marker to practice making letter forms.
Updated May 17, 2023, by L. Elizabeth Forry