Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Letter Jars

Counting Coconuts shared some great ideas for creating I SPY Jars.  Check out some of her fabulous creations by clicking above.
Borrowing from her is how I made this oh-so-fun and educational letter jar.

First, I dyed my rice to create the boy's favorite color. 
Add a drop of food coloring to about a tablespoon of water.  Stir until smooth.
Add rice and stir well.
Place dyed and damp rice onto some paper towels and allow to dry completely.
I used craft beads found  HERE and added them to my rice.  Then I poured them into a canning jar.
I printed out a label on sticker paper to place on the lid. It might be a FANTASTIC idea to glue the lid in place.
Next, I created a bunch of alphabet lists that I connected with a ring.  Now he can circle the letters as he finds them.

By the way, big brother also loves the Letter Jar.  He likes to create words with the letters he finds.


  1. I just wanted to say, I am a speech-language pathologist and always looking for cool ideas for literacy instruction. This looks so easy and fun! I love it!

  2. I am a preschool teacher and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. Its going into my LOVE pile. Thanks for the idea!!


  3. Such a good learning, but still fun project!!! Great twist on the I-Spy jar!!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  4. I've seen I Spy Pillows...but not jars. Such a cute idea for letter recognition!
    It made the teacher in me beam...

    I'd be oh so happy if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Get your crafting shoes on... Hope to see you there...