A child saw that the alphabet on the wall at Westport Schoolhouse only went from A-J.

“Did the alphabet only have that many letters back then?” she asked.

The volunteer laughed and answered that the rest of the letters were just not put up, but we didn’t want to confuse children further, so the rest of the alphabet is now on the wall at the Kenue Park summer attraction.

How about making your own nature-themed alphabet to put up at home? All you’ll really need is some paper and markers!

Photo of alphabet pages

Put a letter at the top of the sheet, and then decide on something nature-related that has to do with that theme. Write out that item in dots for kids to connect, then draw a simple picture of that item.

Photo of a C page for cattail

Kids can then trace the dots to work on their writing and get to color in the picture to make it beautiful.

Photo of a colored D page for dragonfly

Make a whole alphabet, and get the kids to help you think up what to write and draw for each letter!

(Next, read about pollinated foods starting with the letters A-Z)

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