Back-To-School: 6 DIY Alphabet Projects

Back-To-School DIY: Build an alphabet museum to let your child associate letters an objects

The back-to-school ads have started, and we’ve already gone through all the paper­work for my daughter’s next year of Montes­sori school. In other words, sum­mer is fad­ing fast. It’s the hard­est les­son of August for me, because no one is ever ready for sum­mer to end, right?

Well, maybe we can prep for school in fun ways—like mak­ing the alpha­bet a lit­tle more inter­est­ing. Here’s a col­lec­tion of DIY crafts and projects that let kids play with their let­ters (and you can sneak in a lit­tle learn­ing as they play).

DIY Back-To-School Alphabet Tote

Alpha­bet Heart Tote
via Studs and Pearls

Need an extra tote for all those after school activ­i­ties? Make one together with your child with this quick tuto­r­ial. The heart shape would be a big hit with my lit­tle girl!

DIY Back To School Alphabet Necklace

DIY Alpha­bet Neck­lace
via Run­way DIY

Appar­ently, these alpha­bet neck­laces are a total fash­ion trend? Per­son­ally, I think the kids will like these more than most of their par­ents. Just think of all the crazy words you can spell!

DIY Back To School Alphabet Rocks

Alpha­bet Rocks
via Thrive 360 Living

Okay, we had painted rocks last week as well. But these are just per­fect for sit­ting down with the kids and work­ing on their letters—the embossed detail­ing looks like fun, too.

DIY Alphabet Stomp Mat

Alpha­bet Stomp Mat
via Just One Mom Trying

What a fab­u­lous idea—it’s like Twister using the alpha­bet! I’d choose a dif­fer­ent color palette and maybe some old-fashioned sten­cils from the hard­ware store for our version.

DIY Origami Alphabet

Origami Alpha­bet
via Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake

Here’s a great activ­ity for the older kids—I remem­ber when I was uber-fascinated with origami as a child. Make the entire set for a younger sib­ling, or spell out a favorite phrase.

Pic­tured at top of post: Alpha­bet Museum from Fam­i­ly­Fun mag­a­zine.