Making Letters of the Alphabet Using Pretzels

Practice forming letters of the alphabet using pretzels of different shapes! You can use the pretzels to spell your name or to create all the ABC’s.

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Fun Preschool and Kindergarten Activity: Making letters of the alphabet using pretzels!

 

A few weeks ago as Theo was sitting at the dinner table eating his afternoon snack, I noticed he was using his pretzels to make different letters of the alphabet. It looked like so much fun I couldn’t help but join in!

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Making Letters of the Alphabet Using Pretzels

Theo already had the classic shaped pretzels, so I also grabbed a handful of pretzel sticks, and together we used the pretzels to make all kinds of letters!

 

making the abc's with pretzels

 

It was a fun learning opportunity. We talked about the shapes we needed to form different letters and tried to find pretzels that contained those particular shapes. Then we would break the pretzels (or often bite them!) to get the perfect sized pieces for the letters we were creating.

 

ABC's for Preschool: Make letters of the alphabet using pretzels

 

First we used pretzels to spell his name…

 

preschool name practice using pretzels

 

…and then we decided to make the entire alphabet together!

 

ABC's for Kids: Making letters of the alphabet with pretzels.

 

We also had some fun just being goofy with our pretzels and making interesting shapes!

 

making shapes with pretzels

Tips

  • This is such a simple activity and is perfect for a wide range of ages. Theo (currently in preschool) had an easier time making upper case letters and really enjoyed spelling his name.
  • Making the lowercase alphabet was a bit more challenging, but made for a fun activity to do together! Kindergarteners would have more success doing this independently.
  • Be sure to use the regular-sized classic pretzels for the curves. The minis are a bit more challenging for little hands to break.

 

ABC's for Preschool: Make letters of the alphabet using pretzels

 

We saved the pretzels we didn’t eat for a future snack, and I’m sure there will be much more creating with them too!

 

ABC's for Preschool: Make letters of the alphabet using pretzels
 


 

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ABC's for Kids: Make letters of the alphabet using pretzels! Fun way to do name practice and letter practice with preschool and kindergarten! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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