Jewel Reward Jar and Alphabet Fun Free PDF

Jewel Reward Jar and Alphabet Fun Free PDF
wooden letter G decorated with peel and stick plastic jewels

Alphabet learning can be fun. Oh, gee, did we have fun decorating wooden letters as part of an inspiration train from Fairy Dust Teaching and Sue Butter’s Kindergarten class.  Fairy Dust Teaching has a Reggio Emilia post about students decorating wooden letters on their birthdays, and Sue Butter’s kindergarten did a similar project on the first day of this school year. Having heard about both, of course, I just had to try something similar and make a printable.  Naturally, I have a different take on it and so please use the printable as fits your classroom, homeschool, scout group, or home.

jewel jar for collecting jewels for childrenMy idea was that children’s initials as well as jewels are motivating, so we made jewel jars for reinforcement for learning letters, practicing the piano, doing homework, and other activities that may require a bit of encouragement.  An adult may decide when new jewels are added to jars. The label for the jewel jar is included in the printable, too. The jewel jar could be used in many different ways.

To set the stage, the painted wooden letters were decorated with peel and stick decorative plastic jewels.  For the some children, we needed to start pulling the corner so they could pull off the rest of the backing.

Here is a wooden letter in the process of being decorated. wooden letter in the process of being decorated with decorative plastic jewelsAnd here is another letter which is almost complete.  Such concentration!

wooden letter decorating project almost complete

Some of us were learning our lower case letters so I laminated letters on jewel clip art as part of this activity.

laminating the lower case letters

Here is the jewel jar being used to help reinforce letter learning.  An alphabet chart is included in the printable, as well as a chart that is just numbered for generic use.

alphabet-jewels-Wise-Owl-Factory

jewel jar and recording page

We hope you like our activities!

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Thank you for reading,
Carolyn

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.
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