How To Use A Magnifying Glass To Teach Letters

Have you ever sat down and wondered how you can help your preschooler learn the letters of the alphabet in a more fun and hands-on way?

Sure there are preschool printable worksheets, play dough mats and more but when it comes to kids and learning, sometimes simple is best.

If you have a preschooler who is game for anything fun then I have a suggestion for you- use a magnifying glass to teach the letters of the alphabet.

Why not use a magnifying glass to help your preschooler learn the letters of the alphabet?

My daughter and son love to pretend and one of the games they enjoy playing together is to pretend they are detectives looking for clues. How do I integrate their love of pretending to be a detective and learning? Simple- I let the magnifying glass do all the work.

One way to use the magnifying glass is to invite your preschoolers to find letters in books and newspapers. Grab your magnifying glass and your preschoolers favorite book of the day and call out letters for them to find. The Gingerbread Man is our book of the week and so I will ask my son to find a letter on the page and once he does, he calls it out. With my daughter I call out words that she is familiar with.

Why not use a magnifying glass to help your preschooler learn the letters of the alphabet?

Do you have any newspapers, old bills or documents with fine print? Why not invite your preschooler to search for letters on them? The fine print makes it even more exciting as they learn how to use the magnifying glass to magnify letters. If you don’t have any documents with small print, simply grab a fine print book and invite them to hunt for those letters.

Lastly, you can always use the magnifying glass with clip cards. Find your favorite clip cards whether on Pinterest or your favorite resource, and print. This fall preschool letter activity with clip cards was one of my daughter’s favorites as she was able to use her magnifying glass as well as clothes pin to clip the letters that she found.




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Alecia F

Alecia is a mama to 2 darlings - her daughter J and her son C and wife to Mark. She loves creating and sharing printables on her blog Learning 2 Walk (she even thinks about them in her spare time)! All her printable worksheets (for kindergarten and preschool so far) are simple, fun and educational so both homeschoolers and teachers have no problems adapting it to their students.

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