We’re about halfway through our our alphabet exploration, and we’re finally at the letter A. We take the letters out of order because we started with the ones that were easiest to write – which puts letter A in the middle of the alphabet. Since I have four kids who love to create, it’s easy for us to share a variety of crafts to enhance your Letter of the Week. Check out our nine letter A crafts!
A is for Ants on an Anthill
I printed out a giant letter A and cut it out for my older preschooler. He had fun putting on the round black stickers and adding the ant details. I first saw this Ants on an Anthill project over at Classified: Mom, where they made the ants a different way – check it out! You can get my giant letter A here: Giant Letter A – the measured mom
Simple Apple Craft
My One (almost two! ack!) has gotten to the age where he doesn’t like to be left out of craft time. So I was excited to find this simple craft that he could do on my lap. Don’t you just love this simple preschool alphabet craft I found at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman?
Paper Alligator Craft
If your preschooler has the patience to complete this giant alligator craft, he’ll be so proud of it! Both my Three and my Five began this craft, but just my Five had the interest in finishing it. We used three pieces of green construction paper to create the alligator, and he used my circle punch to cut out spots from our paper scraps. And of course googly eyes always add some extra fun. 🙂 To learn how to make this alligator craft yourself, visit Little Family Fun.
My boys love vehicle crafts, and my Three enjoys cut-and-paste activities. Yes, I know – there’s not a lot of creativity required here, but we try to mix up our projects with process art so that he can exercise his imagination too. An older preschooler might enjoy cutting out the pieces himself, but my Three isn’t quite ready for that. I found this ambulance craft over at A, Bee, C Preschool.
Hand and Fingerprint Apple Tree
This was another on-my-lap craft for my One. I traced his hand, helped him glue it down, and showed him how to dip his finger in paint for the apples. It appears that this tree has been assaulted by a wind storm. 🙂 I saw this hand and fingerprint apple tree on Learn Play Imagine.
A is for Alligator
Did you know that we did an entire Letter of the Week craft series over at Crystal & Company? We made these alligators quite a few months ago (before each of my big kids had their birthdays). Check out the post and get the pattern for A is for Alligator over at Crystal & Company.
Craft Stick Airplane
I cannot tell you how much fun my three boys had flying their craft stick airplanes. I had to make one for my One because he didn’t want to be left out. The boys counted out the sticks and helped me assemble the planes – but most of the work fell to me because it required a glue gun. However, both of my older boys had fun painting their planes. See how to make a craft stick airplane at Preschool Powol Packets.
I was sure my boys would love the classic apple stamping project, so it took me off guard when my Three didn’t like it at all. He couldn’t get a good grip on the apple, and he couldn’t figure out how to stamp without getting paint all over his hands. Plus — well, he has a temperament which doesn’t allow a lot of room for frustration. So my One finished the activity instead (under very close supervision). He thought it was great!
Apple Tree Scrunch Art
After he had calmed down, my Three returned to the table and very much enjoyed this apple tree scrunch art. You can read more about it over at Teach Preschool.
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