Prerequisite: Save this activity for when a few of your kids have a good grasp at letters. We had a lot of success with Leapfrog Letter Factory. You could also break up the idea into a bag a day or week. Maybe decorate each bag with some pictures.
We left the ABC train out all week and embraced the mess. With 3 preschoolers, I was really good at that. Leaving it out let them try out other ideas. Some of those days it was a train. Another day it was a letter store and a rocket. Sometimes they’d be engaged in something else, stop and put a toy in a bag, and get back to what they were playing.
Whatever pace fits your child and keeps them having fun! Expose and encourage, but don’t force an activity that’s not clicking. Try it again another time. Or, make a color or number train! If your children are into trains, you may want to ride a real train together sometime. We did that for my son’s 2nd birthday!
When you finish the train, it’s really fun to blast “C’Mon Ride the Train” and dance around as crazy as you feel;) Show them a picture of how long the train was to this song at your wedding dance. They won’t get it, but you will, and it’ll make your day. Sanity Saved. They can play ABC train while you call your bridesmaids.
Don’t stress or panic about ABCs, just have fun with it! Play your way through the ABCS….hmm…play your way through life.