Alphabet Board

The beauty of this project is that patches of Velcro® tape allow children to constantly attach, remove and reattach the images to the board to practise their alphabet again and again. Not only will it help them learn their letters, it can also be used as a reading and matching aid, plus it’s great fun to make too and little ones can join in with the crafting

Alphabet Board

Skill Level


Time to Make

1 hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. First, take your card and divide it into sections; we used A4 card and divided it into 12 boxes but you could use larger card to fit the entire alphabet on one sheet.
  2. Next, add your alphabet stickers and write what each letter represents.
  3. Now for the fun part, it’s time to make your pictures! We decided to use felt for ours to give them a great tactile effect but if younger children find it tricky to cut details from felt, just ask them to draw pictures on white card then colour them in and cut out instead.
  4. The final stage is to cut patches of Velcro to attach your pictures to the board. You’ll find that when you pull out the strip of tape, there are actually two strips stuck together. All you need to do is cut a section of both, and then stick one piece to the image and one piece to the board so they can be attached together.

Top Tip

Use bright, contrasting colours for your letters to ensure they really stand out against the board

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