Make Your Own Stamp Pad for Letter Learning Activities


Alphabet stamps are a fun way to practice all sorts of literacy skills, from ABCs to phonics, sight words, and writing. You can make stamping even more fun by letting the kids make their own stamp pads.

 

How to make your own washable stamp pad for kids, plus learning activities to do with letter stamps.

It’s easier than you think.

All you need is a sturdy paper towel and some paint. Oh, and letter stamps!

 

How to make your own washable stamp pad for kids, plus learning activities to do with letter stamps.

Stamp Pad Instructions

1. Fold a paper towel to roughly the size of a stamp pad. Get it wet and squeeze out excess water.

2. Put washable tempera paint on the paper towel. Spread out the paint with your finger or a paintbrush. You don’t want it too thick or too thin.

Letter Stamp Activities

Here are some ideas for using letter stamps at every level of learning.

ABC’s – Work with just a few letters at a time. Name the letters as your child stamps. “Oh, look at the blue and green letter A you made there.”

Learning Phonics – Give your child stamps for letters he knows and is learning. Suggest words to stamp, or let him figure out his own.

Writing – Once she knows most letter sounds, she can use letter stamps to “write” short messages. Make cards and label pictures for loved ones.

Sight Words – Practice sight words by stamping them out letter by letter.

We’ve had our stamps since Liam was 3 or 4, and they’ve gotten regular use. He was much more willing to stamp than to write by hand. My girls love hand writing things, but they also enjoy creating masterpieces with the letter stamps. I love sneaking a bit of literacy into their crafting time. Making our own stamp pad fits the bill perfectly.

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How to make your own washable stamp pad for kids, plus learning activities for preschoolers and kindergartners to do with letter stamps.

 

Alphabet stamp learning activities - preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary ideas

 


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