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Crafting with Kids: Letter Hockey

by | May 29, 2020 | 2020, Family Life, Kids' Activities, View All Services

The ice on the pond has melted, but you can play hockey year-round with this fun homemade learning activity using recycled materials!  This can easily be used to “work on” so many different matching skills – words to pictures, upper case to lower case letters (like in the video), numerals to amounts, a dot of color to the corresponding word, etc…. You can even build up to make the activity more challenging depending on their skill level. You are only limited by how many paper towel or toilet paper tubes and bottle caps you have in your home at any one time.

Children’s teacher, Nicole and her son, Connor make learning FUN using items that you are sure to have in your home. As our community is starting to open up a little more, you probably have a lot of each of those waiting to be recyled, right? Dig them out of the recycling bins and get shooting and scoring!



  • Toilet Paper Tubes or Paper Towel Tubes
  • Any Bottle Cap (larger caps like milk containers are better for smaller children)
  • Empty Squirt Bottle (dish soap bottles work great!)
  • Permanent Marker
  • (Additional materials you may need are paper, scissors, tape)

If you do this activity, feel free to let us know what you come up with by tagging us on Instagram using #TheRiverCenterCraftingWithKids!

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