Easy and fun.Velcro + popsicle sticks make for great quiet time or restaurant activity. Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again. I found velcro dots at my local dollar store.
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Use velcro to attach them to the wall and they make an instant station activity. Sort magnetic letters by their features/colors. Later in the year they could probably build sight words on them with magnetic letters.