Preschool

Organizing Preschool Alphabet Boxes

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Organizing preschool supplies can be a daunting task, so today I am going to show you an easy way to get alphabet boxes ready for an entire year.

An alphabet box is a tool used to teach children sound recognition. There’s a container for each letter and inside each container are several objects, each beginning with the sound of that letter. To organize my alphabet boxes, I took 26 plastic tupperware dishes that I purchased at Dollar Tree (3 for $1) and placed an uppercase and lowercase letter in each one. These letters are bulletin board letters that I saved from when I was a classroom teacher. If you don’t have letters, you could write them on paper.

Organizing Preschool Letter of the Week ActivitiesThen I filled the containers with objects from around the house.

Letter of the Week BoxesI labeled the top of each container using small bulletin board letters.

Alphabet BoxesI also labeled the side with an alphabet sticker.

Organizing Preschool Alphabet BoxesThis makes my life so much easier! When it’s time to learn about a letter, we have our materials ready to go! To learn more about alphabet boxes, please see my alphabet page.

I also organize our printables for each letter in an accordion file. I found this one at Office Max for around $12. I love how easy it is to organize our printables.

Organizing Preschool PrintablesHow do you organize your preschool supplies?

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Angela is the creator and writer at TeachingMama.org. On her blog, she loves to share hands-on learning activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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  • Thanks for this post! We are about to embark on our first year of homeschool-preschool! I’ve been trying to think of ways to make bins and have them organized for future kids to cycle through them! Love the idea of keeping them in individual containers! Now, why didn’t I think of that?

    • Thank you! I am so glad this is helpful to you. Blessings to you on your 1st year of homeschooling!!

  • Bridgett Connell says:

    We have tried the plastic containers for things to be organized and my kids must be really tough on things cuz ours always ending up breaking so this year we are trying pencil bags at are .97 at walmart. They seem pretty sturdy. Hopefully this works.

    For paperwork I used our file cabinet. We are doing Letter of the Week for my preschooler from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I love the material there is just a lot to store.

    • That is a great idea! We use those pencil bags for holding cut up pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  • Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    Love the ideas! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Tender Moments with T & P!

  • Tupperware containers! Who would’ve thought. 🙂 I’ve been using my strawberry plastic containers but these look much tidier.

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