One of the kids favorite books is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr. For those of you who aren't familiar with the book, the little alphabet letters climb up the coconut tree and then fall down it. All the capital letters (mommas and pappas) come and help. So cute and a fun rhyming text as well. So this morning I drew a coconut tree on the nonstick side of contact paper. The kids were super excited and helped color in the tree. Then I took off the backing and taped it to the wall, sticky side up. We have a bunch of foam letters that stuck just right to the contact paper. We read the story, many times, and the kids helped the letters up to the top. T, of course, got busy making a "spaceship" out of the letters and insisted that I spell out the words "spaceship". He spelled "zoom" with my help. They have been playing with this all day. Easy and great fun! Letter recognition, pre-reading, games, spelling are all involved with this activity.