A few months ago I discovered Limber Letters on etsy. How I wish that I had had these always! We use them almost everyday and in many different ways. What I love about the Limber Letters is that there are lots of letters so you never seem to run out of an "e". These letters are just great for emerging readers and already strong readers. Harris uses them to practice his letters and Grace makes words, sentences and practices her spelling words. I've even taken to leaving messages for the children at their breakfast place or above the sink.
I've put them in a container on the kitchen island and have been pleasantly surprised at how much the children play with them. I've even found myself playing with them while on the phone! The gal who sells these letters also has a blog that she updates with new games and/or ideas of what to do with your letters.