Here’s an easy and creative approach to an alphabet bulletin board, thanks to Maimonedes Academy in Beverly Hills, California. Using large cardboard letters, children first paint each letter a separate color, then search for magazine images that begin with each letter and glue them on. This is a nice language building activity that combines creativity with decision making and fine motor development. Lots of cognitive development takes place as children search through magazines and decide which images start with various letters and which images will fit on their letter (some will be way too big!). In most classrooms, you will be able to assign one letter per child.
Have fun, and please send me YOUR ideas on building literacy skills through art. I’d love to hear from and post your ideas for others to see.