Early Lit Bits: Learning with Crafts

Jewelry Box Letter Match
Clean out your jewelry box and build early literacy skills with this simple matching game. If you don’t have 26 jewelry boxes handy, try making a letter box for each of the letters in your child’s name instead.

  • Markers
  • Small cardboard jewelry boxes with lids
  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue

To Make:

  • Remove the lids from the boxes.
  • Write a letter of the alphabet on the inside bottom of each box.
  • Write the letter on the inside of the box lid.
  • Find a picture of an object that starts with the letter in an old magazine, cut it out and glue it to the top of the lid. 

To Use:

  • Children look at the pictures on the tops of the box lids and match the lids to the boxes.

This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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