ABC Jars are a fun way to play while learning.
I’ve wanted to do this for years, so am excited I can finally cross this project off my list of good intentions!
The original idea came from a woman who taught with Mr. P years ago, but she used white frosting tubs. Each week they highlighted a letter of the alphabet and the kids brought items for the jar.
I loved the idea of having see-through jars, but if you have toddlers and glass isn’t an enticing idea for a manipulative, you might choose the plastic alternative.
and uppercase stickers to the jars.
For her first grade phonics, Beka is excited to fill the jars with little items that begin with the letter on the jar. We began scouring the house today for tiny plastic animals, monopoly movers, and scrabble letters.
Other ways to use the jars:
I’d love to have your input on this project!
Our Country Road says
I was going to make an alphabet box, but these jars are a great option, too. Yours are so pretty!
Mama to 3 Blessings says
What a wonderful idea! Wow i better start saving our baby food jars. Nice job! 1st time visiting you blog – very nice! Inviting you to come check mine out too!:) Nicole
those are very cute, and I like the stickers you found.
The girl who painted trees says
We did alphabet drawers. You can see them here:http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com/2009/09/alphabet-boxes.htmlI like the idea of the jars as an alternative and yours look so pretty.
Kimmie,Thanks for dropping by. So glad you are enjoying the ideas. Sounds like me, I never could stand throwing away a baby food jar. They are just too cute. Let me know if you think of any other ideas to use them for. My daughter, Lord-willing, will keep supplying me with grandbabies and baby food jars!Blessings to you all. Thanks for stopping by my site.
Ohhhh, I see how you created this wonderful jars. And the great thing is that I saved all of the baby food jars since January (when our daughter came home from Ethiopia!) Now I know why I was saving them. Thank you so much, this will be a fun way to teach English, God bless you for sharing this …my family will be blessed.* and the funny this is the word I need to type in to verify my post…is selam (which means hello/peace in one of the Ethiopian languages).((((hug))))Kimmiemama to 7one homemade and 6 adopted
I think I'll try it too. I have about a year to collect everything!
Andy and Jennifer says
We are so going to do this! Thank you for the idea. The study we're doing has one letter per unit, so this will fit perfectly, and be fun (plus yours looks nice!). Thanks!