Caleb was eager to 'spell' his name using some special stones. As he worked we discussed the name of the letters and how they were shaped. He was excited to see how beautiful the name became as he completed each letter.
I also used a permanent marker with some clear, decorative stones to create alphabet stones for the light table. We put them on the table in a big group and played 'I spy' together ("I spy the letter 'L'").
We then found the letters in Caleb's name and wrote that together.
He was also eager to spell his sister's name.
We then sorted and grouped the letters, discussing which were upper case and which were lower case.