Sandpaper Letters (How to make and the presenting order)

How to make sandpaper letters?


  1. Cardboard (Blue & Pink)
  2. Sandpaper


  • Prepare 26 tablets (20cm) high by (15cm)wide.
  • Some letters, such as m, w, may need a wider tablet.
  • Use blue paint for the tablets for vowels, /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/
  • Pink tablets for the consonantus.
  • Cut the letters from fine sandpaper.
  • Paste each letter onto a tablet.


Presenting letters

There are many ways to presenting letters, you can by songs or just introduce directly.

The sequence of introducing the letter sounds not base on the alphabet order. Since some sounds are hard to pronounce for young kids such as /q/, /x/, /v/. And  some of them are easily confuse the children such as /b/, /d/. /p/ and /q/.

So here are the suggestion you may consider when you are going to introduce the letter sound to your child.

  • c,m,a,t
  • s,r,i,p
  • b,f,o,g
  • h,j,u,l
  • d,w,e,n
  • k,q,v,x,y,z

Or you may choose the way as Jolly Phonics, which the sounds are taugth in specific order to enable the children to begin building phonetic words as soon as they can.

  •  s, a, t, i, p, n
  • ck, e, h, r, m, d
  • g, o, u, l, f,b
  • ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or
  • z, w, ng, v, oo (boot), oo (foot)
  • y, x, ch, sh ,th (voiced),th (unvoiced)
  • qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar


About Angie Chan

“Early Childhood is the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives. And I believe learning can via many different ways to explore and experience. It is so much fun when seeing the children finds their ways to learn and love to learn which drive me to keep the passion on working with children.”
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