Montessori Monday – Inexpensive and DIY Movable Alphabets

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Inexpensive and DIY Movable AlphabetsI’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

Movable Alphabet (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)

Movable Alphabet (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)

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.

Simply Montessori has The Moveable Alphabet: Lots of wallet friendly alternatives for your home (and links to make it simple!).

Preschool Universe has ideas for inexpensive alternatives to the traditional Montessori movable alphabet.

Movable Alphabet Work (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Movable Alphabet Work (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

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).

Pipe Cleaner Moveable Alphabet Used for Suffix Work (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Pipe Cleaner Moveable Alphabet Used for Suffix Work (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

HomeschoolEscapade made a pipe cleaner moveable alphabet.

Montessori Mom has ideas for preparing and presenting a moveable alphabet and Exercises for the Moveable Alphabet.

Livable Learning has free movable alphabet printables.

The Little House on the Prairie made a cardboard movable alphabet.

Phonogram Rocks (Photo from Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs)

Phonogram Rocks (Photo from Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs)

Little House in the Suburbs has Movable Alphabet for Word Building and Phonogram Rocks.

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.

Movable Alphabet Words (Photo from To the Lesson!)

Movable Alphabet Words (Photo from To the Lesson!)

To the Lesson! shows the movable alphabet in use.

Jessie from The Education of Ours has posts at Mommy Moment on First Experiences with the Moveable Alphabet and First Exposures to the Movable Alphabet.

Movable Alphabet Work (Photo from Montessori MOMents)

Movable Alphabet Work (Photo from Montessori MOMents)

Montessori MOMents has links to lots of resources for using the movable alphabet.

Advanced Movable Alphabet Work (Photo from We Don't Need No Education)

Advanced Movable Alphabet Work (Photo from We Don’t Need No Education)

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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