Reggio Inspired Co-Created Alphabet & Number Line

Hi friends!
I'm so excited to share a project that turned out so well in my classroom!

I really wanted the students to have more ownership in our classroom this year and to use resources that we put up on the walls.  After discussing this with my ECE we decided to co-create the alphabet and number line with the kids.

First we co-constructed the alphabet.  I googled co-constructed alphabet and found this image to use as the basis of our body alphabet.

Photo by TSJ Photography

And here is how it turned out!

We backed the consonants onto black construction paper and the vowels on red construction paper.  Then we added some red glitter to the vowels.

Here is a close up of the letter H.

Next we worked on the co-constructed number line.

Before we started the number line we learned number formation with Dr. Jean's "The Numeral Song".  You can listen to the song here.

Then I split up the tasks over a few days.

On the first day I took pictures of the kids holding their fingers up to make numbers.  I also sat with a group and had them copy the number and the number word off of our number cards from our math word wall.

On the second day we dotted the numbers on the ten frames with bingo dabbers.  I called 3-4 students at a time and had them choose a number they liked best.  I kept going until we had at least one ten-frame for each number.

On the third day I had the students come and trace the lyrics to "The Numeral Song" to put at the bottom of the poster.

Here is a photo of the finished product:

And here is a close up!

I also tried to get a shot where you can see most of the letters and numbers! They are above our whiteboard.

Both the body alphabet and the co-constructed number line were huge hits in our classroom! 

Have you ever made a co-created alphabet line or number line with your students? If you have a blog post on it please leave a link in the comments! I would love to check it out!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I think I may have to try it with my kiddos! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Not Just Child's Play

    1. I hope you try it! Let me know if you post about it on your blog! Thanks for commenting :)


  2. Did you stand on a chair to take the letter shape pictures? You're wall looks co-created AND beautiful which is not always an easy task.

    1. I stood on a little step stool and leaned back a bit. A chair would work as well! I hope you try it!


  3. I am doing the number co-constructed number line in my class next year! I am super excited about doing this with my kiddos.. it will really make the classroom feel like they are apart of it! I am really nervous about having bare walls though. Just a few questions.. how do parents react when they see nothing on the walls? Also is a template for the co-constructed number walls available that I can use? Thank you so much!

  4. This is a fantastic idea! I absolutely be doing this at the beginning of next school year!

  5. How old are your students? Trying to determine if this could be done with kindie

  6. Do all of the kids do the same number in small groups? Also, do you just choose the best one to add to the wall?