I love making hands-on activities for our students to use. When I made these Popsicle Letter Puzzles I was thinking they would be great as a puzzle activity, then I had a brainwave and I decided to step it up a notch! I used velcro and large popsicle sticks to make them a little more interesting. Here’s how I did it:
First I printed out the Popsicle Puzzles on colored paper to make them look nice, then I laminated them and cut them out again.
I cut up velcro strips that I bought at the Dollar store and glued them on to one side of the popsicle stick (I added the hot glue to make sure it didn’t come off).
Then I put the other side of the velcro on the back of the puzzle pieces. This resulted in burning my fingers about 32 times.
There you have it- Popsicle Letter Puzzles that students can use to work on letter recognition and phonics! You just have to repeat the process 25 more times and clean up the mess that you will notice is all over my kitchen table.
I think the mess and pain were worth it though, they are adorable! You can also leave them as popsicles, and have students put them together without the sticks:
That’s 2 cute ways to use this literacy activity and I think your students would like it either way! Get it here: