This is actually an idea for an activity that M came up with herself. One day she was eating pretzel sticks for a snack and exclaimed to me--LOOK, MAMA! It's an A! I looked, and sure enough it was a capital A made out of pretzel sticks.
So the next time we had school we turned it into a structured activity. I would make a letter out of sticks. Her job was to count the number of pretzel sticks in the letter, count out that number of sticks for herself and try to make the letter while looking at mine as a model. (for some letters she needed a lot of help).