A hornbook was used to practice the
alphabet. There were not many schoolhouses.
A play hornbook is easy to make.
Step 1: On a piece of cardboard , draw a
paddle shape. Then cut it out. Cut a piece of paper the width of the long
part of the paddle.
Step 2: Write the alphabet on a piece of
paper in capital letters. Then, write the lower case letters. Paste this
onto the paddle.
Step 3: Tear a piece of plastic wrap
that will be used to cover the hornbook. Put the plastic over the
hornbook, and fold the
corners. Tape each corner down.