Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DIY...alphabet sounds teaching tubs

I saw these tubs at Lakeshore learning and thought it was a great idea for learning with the kids, but was not going to pay $149. for them.

So I made them myself.  There are 10 containers for $9.95 at Lakeshore and then I had a coupon buy one get one half so I made the alphabet set for less than $30.


Thanks to kadenscorner.com for the free printable. Then I placed them on the front of the containers. Got things around the house and filled the containers.

After I printed the letters off I used packing tape to stick them to the containers. Each container has house hold items in them along with a magnet letter.

We would watch the Leap Frog letter movie and pull out these containers and play a game. My son loved this.

 
 
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16 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL! thank you I was looking everywhere for inspiration of what to contain the items in now I know. Would be great to know what sort of items that you contained in the tubs I am unsure whether to go for toys for example a spare peppa pig we have?

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    1. I used things around the house and in each container. I placed a letter magnet in each as well. Got the pack of letters from the dollar store. Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know if I can help in anyway. Also, I have a code you can use to get a discount at Lakeshore Learning as well. Send me your e-mail.

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  2. These are great! I have eyed those same tubs but like you have no intention of every spending that much money on something like that.

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  3. Did you buy the empty tubs online or in store? Just curious! I was searching around on the website and couldn't find them!

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  4. I used Chinese take out containers that were similar to these bowls/lids. And then I filled with dollar store items as suggested.

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    1. That is a great idea. Yes they are the same.

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  5. can you send me the discount? what items did you use?
    my email is candacelynncrane@yahoo.com

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  6. I did this with the little draw organizers found in tool/craft departments. There are 18 draws, but it comes with dividers to make 26 spaces. I like it because it hangs on the wall.

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    1. That's a great idea Vicky. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  8. How many ounces were each container?

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  10. What a great idea! And how cute are those labels?! Love it!

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  11. I made a set of these about 8 years ago. Someone was getting rid of a bunch of small items that I used to fill the tubs. I got the tubs for free from the deli at a local grocery store. I already had alphabet stickers in the classroom. I also found the storage rack for free. Final cost= $0

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  12. Hi.. what size containers are those? Thank you!

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