I’ve already written about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters and a DIY alphabet box. Today, I’m writing about the movable alphabet, an important Montessori preparation for spelling, writing, and reading.
The traditional Montessori movable alphabet uses wooden lowercase letters with blue vowels and red consonants. The classic wooden Montessori movable alphabet is beautiful, but an attractive inexpensive version can be prepared using printables for home use. There are also other inexpensive options for homeschools and schools outside of traditional Montessori schools.
Inexpensive and DIY Movable Alphabets
Montessori Print Shop has a number of inexpensive moveable alphabet materials, including Movable Alphabet with Lesson Instructions (which also has a word list and picture cards). In addition, Montessori Print Shop has a page with preparation instructions (Make a Montessori Moveable Alphabet), information on Moveable Alphabet and Extension Lessons, and Moveable Alphabet Colors.
Preschool Universe has ideas for inexpensive alternatives to the traditional Montessori movable alphabet.
My Free Montessori Materials Online post has links to lots of inexpensive Montessori material suppliers with movable alphabets. (Counting Coconuts often shows materials purchased from one of the less expensive Montessori material suppliers. (Photo from Counting Coconuts).
HomeschoolEscapade made a pipe cleaner moveable alphabet.
Livable Learning has free movable alphabet printables.
The Little House on the Prairie made a cardboard movable alphabet.
Criss-Cross Applesauce has a lima bean movable alphabet.
Moms Have Questions Too has a glass gem movable alphabet.
Maybe Montessori tells how to create a movable alphabet carrying case.
Directions for Presenting the Movable Alphabet
Montessori Primary Guide has moveable alphabet presentations.
Montessori World has movable alphabet presentations.
eHow has a post on How to Use the Montessori Small Movable Alphabet.
To the Lesson! shows the movable alphabet in use.
Montessori MOMents has links to lots of resources for using the movable alphabet.
We Don’t Need No Education has elementary-level movable alphabet work for renewing interest in spelling.
Montessori Works has a post on writing with the moveable alphabet.
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