DIY {alphabet books}

In an effort to curb boredom when stuck inside due to the heat, the older boys and I made little “ABC” drawing books. It is a super easy and simple idea. I cut 8.5×11 paper in half and folded the sheets into book pages. Each spread had a “big” letter and a “little” letter. C created stories for each letter…”Big D jumping off a diving board while little d went sailing on a boat”. H just circled every letter, but has enjoyed having his own alphabet book he can read by himself. The covers are just folded cardstock paper with stickers spelling out their names. They were so excited to read their books to their daddy when he arrived home….

E is so excited about coloring now…I love his little fingers holding these

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  • Kenna S - This is a fantastic idea. Owen will love making this book! Thanks for sharing your creativity with those of us who are creatively-challenged!

  • Melissa - This is a great idea for those loooooonnnng afternoons :) I think I may have to make these up today for my girls. You are a clever mommy. Thanks for sharing.

  • jill - Ashley- I loved this idea so much, we did this today! It was PERFECT activity! We sat and thought of things that started with each letter to draw together. We only got through the letter D, so will last us a while! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  • Jolene - what a gorgeous idea!

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