Bake an Alphabet Letter
Today's Snack: Each child will get to eat the assigned
alphabet letter after it's baked, which will be fun. Enjoy with a glass of cold
26 sections of
Small sections of
waxed paper | Large spatula
Cooking spray | baking
sheets | preheated oven
It really helps children visualize the alphabet
if they can actually form an alphabet letter with their hands! Kids are so
kinesthetic - meaning that they learn by moving and touching things. So this
activity, while fun, actually has a strong purpose of making children more
familiar with the letters of the English alphabet.
Make sure the children's hands are washed and
dried before you do this activity!
Depending on how many children you are working
with, give each child a piece of waxed paper large enough to hold one or more
alphabet letters made of the dough.
Assign alphabet letters to each child. So if
you have 12 children, you can assign two letters to each child, and two of the
children can do three letters, to make the total of 26 letters in the English
If you are just working with one child, it's
always fun to let that child make his or her name out of the dough, and the
family can eat the alphabet rolls for dinner!
In any event, give each child a piece of
refrigerated biscuit dough, and let him or her shape it into the assigned
letter or letters. It really helps to have an alphabet poster in the room that
the children can look at as they shape their letter, or write the alphabet on
Depending on the age of the children, you might
want to try capital letters and lower-case. They can always tear their section
of dough in half to make more letters if they wish. Carefully transfer with a
large spatula to the prepared cookie sheets.
The children will enjoy arranging their
creations so that they stay the right shape. You might bake them for a shorter
amount of time than the package directions call for, since the letters will be
more narrow than a rounded biscuit.
Let cool, remove carefully with a spatula, and
have fun forming words and commenting on each other's letters. Then eat and