Little Boy working on Handwriting activities.

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While teaching our children handwriting, I realized that ten specific formations create all 26 letters of the alphabet.  In using the same word for the pencil movements, I created these "chants" to help our kiddos.  The chants really stuck with them as they learned to correctly form the letters.  The Letter Formation Chants are now the foundation of the 3-5 Year ABCJesusLovesMe Curriculum.

10 Formations to Create All Letters

  • body - blue line to red line
  • down - green line to red line
  • curve - "c" creation
  • bubble - bubble from one line to the next
  • hump - up, around, down
  • roof - horizontal line on blue line
  • floor - horizontal line on red line
  • blue - top line
  • green - bottom line
  • valley - "v" formation

Letter Formation Chants

See individual Letter Chants in the Preschool Curriculum and Handwriting Curriculum.

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Disclaimer:  These chants were created for my family and are shared in the ABCJesusLovesMe Products.  Each chant is the copyright of ABCJesusLovesMe and JLM Media, LLC and may not be copied or reproduced.  You are welcome to share the link to this page.

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