I made these ABC books for my 5 year olds last fall. I wrapped the books up for their birthday. I cannot tell you enough how much they love these books. It was a great way for them to feel special, and have a book written just about them!
I needed happy digital kits & papers for the pages of the book, so of course, I had to use the digital designs of CRYSTAL WILKERSON! Her designs, colors, & patterns are bright and fun…just perfect for these ABC books.
I used many of her kits, papers & elements: Her polka-dot, quatrefoil paper designs are some of my favorites. I also loved here Sweet Summertime kits & elements and Oh Boy paper packs. I used some elements from her ABC Elements. (I used these for my ABC posters for my Preschool Classroom too…Love those!)
I loved her LABELS….I used these to write on…the labels gave the book a clean & simple look and made the words easy to see and read.
To get started, I wrote down a list A-Z. When I would think of a good idea, something about each kiddos for each letter, I would jot it down. That was mainly what took the most time. I had a Blurb coupon that was about to expire, so I had just 2 days to get the book digitally designed and ready to go.
For each letter, I thought of a fun little rhyme to go with that letter. Everything sounds better when it rhymes! Especially for kids. Feel free to use some of my words, or rhymes from my examples below, just remember to give credit.
Below I will share a few pages from each book. Some of my favorites!
The pages above are at the beginning of each book.
We read these books over and over! When the kids choose a book at night, these are often chosen. They can even read a lot of the pages on their own! This was one crafty project that was definitely worth all of the time and work-such a great keepsake for the future!