I printed out some activities to apply to my son's learning, and I was cutting the papers to laminate. I asked my son to throw away the strips we wouldn't use. Suddenly he said to me: "Mom look, I made an "A"!!!!" He got very excited and started to create other letters and he managed to design the: V, W, A, K, X, F,L, H, E and T. He was really proud of himself for making this activity alone.
I was also very pleased with him for having the initiative of starting an activity that helps him to improve letters recognition, as well as sounds and familiar words. This is something the children can practice and doesn't cost anything. If you have enough strips they can also make sentences.