Teach Mama has came up with this REALLY cool idea for an alternative movable alphabet. It also qualifies as an ecofriendly choice and it meets all 3 of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle criteria. (wow…I actually had to look criteria up. I knew it didn’t start with a Q! 😉 ) But, anyways, she uses lids to things like milkjugs, bottle tops, etc. & puts alpha stickers in upper & lowercase for the kids to match!
She includes other ways to use the bottle caps for math too. But seriously…unable to purchase a movable alphabet? Keep your lids & ask family & friends to also. What’s cheaper than a colored permanent maker in red & blue? Write them on the inside so they stay protected.
We’re vegan so I never have caps that are large enough to write in (our coconut & almond milk lids are only about a half inch in diameter so I’m going to ask friends for their cows’ milk lids.) I’ve a few ideas for secret words/messages to decode. Kinda like Hangman but with bottle caps & no one is hung. Seriously, that game always freaks me out.