Sunday, November 14, 2010

Letter Builders & Magnetic Alphabet Builders

Naters is 39 month old! A little info about us; Naters is my only child, I was finally blessed with a pregnancy that went to full-term when I was 42 yrs old! Since she will be an only child, I plan on enrolling her in a Montessori school next year (4 yrs old) but this year I have chosen to preschool her at home. So when choosing a purchase for homeschooling I take into account that I’m only doing this for one year and not for multiple children.

Wow! I can't believe I havent written about these yet. You can look back into september and you will see pics of our purple letter bulders (non-magnetic); and earlier this month, I finally cut out our magnetic letter builders. Like Erica, I love Lakeshore Letter Builders but I got got hung up on the cost. I found Erica's -- Confessions of a Homeschooler's Version - Magnetic Alphabet Builders and made them back in early summer. First, I made the non-magnetic ones out of 2 large purple foam sheets, super cheap! Then I bought the magnetic canvases and mounted them to regular size pink foam sheets. Total cost for both sets (magnetic & non-magnetic) was under $12.00!!  Naters favorite colors are pink & purple which is why I chose those colors. We use these so much that I don't even bother to put them away. They are always in the top drawer of her workboxes. Confessions of a Homeschooler  thank you so much for the free Alpha Builders template!!!!!

thanks for looking!  becky


  1. how many did you make? i see you have a stack but i went to her site and there were only four pages??

  2. Where can I find the unifix cube letter patterns?

  3. We've made these out of felt stock (sturdy felt) and used on felt boards for our little learners (2 year olds) We were concerned about magnets with our students (a worry I don't have with my own children, higher ratio LOL!) I'm a Montessori teacher, and adore that you are adopting Dr. Montessori's philosophy into your home for your little one! Observe on!

  4. I clicked on the link for the alphabet template and it isn't working. Can you help? Thanks!