Monday Made It: ABC Jar & a FREEBIE!

I'm super excited to link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky!  This project has been on my to do list all summer and I finally got it done!

Alphabet Calming Jar

I found an amazing tutorial on Preschool Inspirations.

Here's how I made mine:
I gathered an empty VOSS bottle (the small one is pictured but I used a 850mL bottle), 2 bottles of corn syrup, hot water, uppercase letter beads, and a hot glue gun.

Step 1:
Place the letter beads in the jar.  I got my beads here.

Step 2:
Add corn syrup.  You'll want to use light corn syrup.  
I filled my bottle about 80% of the way full.

Step 3:
Add just a little bit of hot water.

Step 4:
Have your adorable assistant shake it up!

Step 5:
Add more corn syrup until you have the consistency you want.
Once you are happy with it, use the glue gun to seal the lid.

Still with me?
For hanging in there, I've got a FREEBIE for you!

Click here or on the picture to download the
  Alphabet Jar Flip & Find recording sheets!
Please remember to leave feedback if you download the freebie!


  1. Hi Andrea, I LOVE this idea. I am going to make a few for my classroom. Thank you for this great tip. It would be fun to put numbers in a container and have them find those. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. What a lovely idea ~ I teach older kids, but I can certainly see using other objects in there that might be calming, as well. :)

  3. Oh my goodness, I totally love this!!! I think I'm going to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

    The Daily Alphabet

  4. That is such a clever idea! I think my older kids could use this, too.
    Are We There Yet?

  5. That calmed me just looking at the picture! I bet your kiddos love them!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. What a great use for the Voss water bottles! My girls are addicted to that water! I have to make those for some students who might be in need of some calming next year! Thank you for sharing!

  7. awesome idea..thank you for sharing!!
    Sandra from luckynlambie

  8. How fun is that??? Love it! You kindergarten teachers really don't mind getting messy :)

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  9. That's such a great idea. It calms me just to think about the letters floating up and down.

    My Bright Blue House

  10. That is a very nice idea. Aside from calming they are still working!


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