When we kicked off our 2013/2014 year of homeschooling, we went with the kinder program for our 4 year old, and I’m really excited about it. Having the alphabet on the wall in the kitchen helped her to learn all the letters, so having the words we are working on up on the wall should help her to learn those, too. I have seen other, smaller alphabet tree activities like this one, this one, and this one. When I was a kid, I had a small collection of Leo Lionni books and The Alphabet Tree was my favorite. Clearly, I was inspired by this book!
The tree itself is just construction paper blue tacked to the wall, and I used these adhesive foam letters for the words. I have random letters here and there and also the words cute, candy, play, helpful, funny and sunshine. I made this to have a fun place to display the words we are working on so she can see them everyday. I didn’t want o ruin the construction paper and constantly having to repair it, so I laminated five pages of construction paper – four for the tree part and one on the trunk. Each new word that she works on will go up in the tree and once she learns them we’ll put them in a basket and add new ones.