Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Inspired Alphabet Book!

 
Do you have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in your house?  My sons love the turtles and I was looking for a fun way to get my oldest (who is in Kindergarten) excited about reading and writing in an alphabet book.  We found this amazing video on YouTube by Cool School on making a Ninja Turtles notebook and a light bulb went off!  This is such a great project to work on with your kids and we had a blast watching the video from Cool School.  Thank you for the inspiration!
 
What You Need:
  • 1 piece of each color construction paper (green, purple, blue, orange, red, white, & black)
  • Glue or glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Folder, notebook or 3 ring binder (Whichever is your preference)
  • Pencil or pen
 
Cut fours strips of the blue, orange, red, and purple for each of the ninja turtles to make their mask.  Trace a circle for the eye pattern to make sure they are the same shape.  (Larger white circles and smaller black circles.)
 
* If you are going to laminate this, first measure out the green construction paper to the size of your laminator. *

 
Glue the strips to the green construction paper.

 
Glue the eyes to the masks.

 
You can personalize the book now with your child's name!
 
 
Time to laminate!  After I laminated this, I glued it to a folder that has three prongs inside.

 
I added other colors of construction paper to the inside and 3 hole punched the papers.  I then wrote a lower case and capital letter on each page for the 26 letters of the alphabet. 
 
Now my son can use this throughout the year when he learns how to spell new words.  We also are planning to cut pictures out of old magazines with items that start with the letter(s) or word(s) we are covering for that week.
 
My preschooler actually had another idea with this when we were done. He used colored pom poms to coordinate each color to the corresponding mask color.  We also counted how many colors we used, what color is this, how many circles are there, and how many rectangles we made.
 
They both love the Alphabet book!  When it is time to start lessons for the day, it is the first thing they grab!  I hope you have as much fun as we did making this and what a cool keepsake :)
 
Blessings,
 
Kelly
 
#tmnt #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles #homeschool
 
 

 

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is an awesome idea! My son is in preschool and he loves Ninja Turtles. I've had a hard time lately getting him interested in learning, but this might just do the trick. Great post!

    Thank you for linking up with the SHINE Blog Hop this week. It's great to connect with you!

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for visiting from the SHINE Blog Hop! I hope your son enjoys this as much as mine did! Thanks for commenting and have a great weekend :)

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  2. Cute idea! I have a bunch of TMNT fans in our house!
    Coming to you from the Shine Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks from visiting from the Shine Blog Hop and for commenting, Ai LTM! I hope you and your TMNT fans have fun making this and have a great weekend :)

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  3. Cute!! I know a few boys who would love this. Pinning this one to the homeschool boards. :) Thanks for linking up at "Our Days"

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  4. Thanks for visiting from "Our Days." Hope the boys have fun making this and thanks for commenting!

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  5. great ideas indeed :). Thanks for sharing it together with #OMHGWW

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    1. Thank you, Indah Nuria Savitri! We had such fun with this. Thanks for stopping by from #OMHGWW and for commenting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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