Use gold coins in a variety of preschool alphabet activities. They're perfect for St. Patrick's Day, a pirate theme, or just for fun! I have a HUGE box of coins in my closet for this.
Use LEGOs to help your child learn word families! My son LOVES legos right now and he is learning to read. Perfect idea for him.
Sight Word Activity: Pirate Doubloons Treasure Hunt - The Imagination Tree