Monday, August 20, 2012

ABC Book Tutorial with Sarah

Sarah Eclavea is here on the blog today.  She is a teacher by profession and she came up with a fun idea on how to help your kids with their spelling! Bonus, she made a tutorial for you!!

Hi everyone! It's back to school time so I decided to make a little book with the School is Cool collection to help my daughter with her spelling. It's very easy to make and can be made easier or more difficult depepending on the age and skills of the student it is for.

You will need the following to make this book- 26 8x5 index cards, 6 ring clips, one sheet 12 x 12 paper.
Step 1- Trim the cardstock to two sheets of 8 x 5 (one for front cover and one for back cover)
Step 2- Decorate the front cover with the "School is Cool" papers and punch outs.
Step 3- Trim each index card into three pieces of 2.7 inches each
Step 4- Write the alphabet (one letter per card) on each index card set.

Step 5- Punch holes through front cover, back cover and index cards and secure with ring clips.
Now your book is ready for some spelling! Just flip the pages to spell out lots of three letter words.

To make the book easier you can do only two sets of cards with pictures on one set and the letter is starts with on the other. Or to make it harder you can use four or five sets of cards. There's lots of possibilities with this!
The last project I have for you today is a card for my daughter's teacher that holds a gift card.

It is a 4x4 inch card which is the perfect little size for a gift card. I used two glue dots to hold the gift on cardstock. They come off easily when removing the gift card from the card.

Have a great school year everyone!

Well, I think I see a couple of projects that would be fun to make AND to give! That little book you could give to a teacher for her to use in her class and I am sure that teacher probably needs a gift card for something!  

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit Sarah's blog!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! Sarah!! I loveeeeeeeee these!!! LOVING that spelling book!!! VERY COOL!! Off to pin that one!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

super projects!!! love them

Deana said...

Simply ADORABLE! :-)

Miriam Prantner said...

That ABC book is awesome! I love it! Pinning it!

Michelle H. said...

Amazing projects and very creative!!

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