Making Lego Letters

Making letters with legos! More resources for teaching reading at #alphabet #legos A few weeks ago my four year old came up with a great idea for a fun activity…  “Look mommy, I made the letter Y”, he yelled.  I looked over -and, sure enough -he had made the letter Y out of his blocks!    He was so proud!  I took his picture and made a mental note that making Lego letters may be a fun activity for him. Making letters with legos! More resources for teaching reading at #alphabet #legos Fast forward a few weeks…  and I finally got the perfect chance to make letter Legos with my little man.  He has 2 siblings underneath him, so we rarely get the opportunity to play with the little Legos.  I don’t want his little siblings to put little Legos in their mouth.  His 2 year old brother went on an errand with Daddy and his baby sister was napping, so, I brought out the little Lego blocks and asked him to make letters with me.  He was so excited.  At first making letters out of Legos was challenging.  He tried making 3-dimensional letters. All the angles and curves made making 3D letters pretty challenging.  He did an OK job with the letter – E, but, he wan’t really thrilled or proud.  I think if we had tried with the larger blocks the letter E may have been more recognizable…  we’ll have to try that another day! making-lego-letters-03 I then suggested he try to create letters on one of the flat Lego pieces.  We chose a red flat Lego to serve as our “paper”, and he started to build letters!  He started with the letter O. making-lego-letters-04 He then tried the letter A…that was pretty cool too! making-lego-letters-05 He then moved on to the capital letter B….  he also said this looked like an “8”.   Looks like you can make numbers with Legos too!  making-lego-letters-06 Finally, he helped mommy spell the word “Lego”.  I made sure that he started the word Lego with a capital letter L, and then followed with all lower case letters.   This was another great chance of emphasizing when you use upper case or big letters, and when you use lower case letters. making-lego-letters-07   We had lots of fun making Lego letters together.  The next time I hope we can write his name in Legos!
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.


    1. Awww, thanks! Yes, I do love it when the kids come up with the best idea….so simple, yet so creative!

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