Looking for letter K activities? We’ve got a bunch!
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After compiling a giant alphabet resource with my older two boys, I’m choosing several activities each week to do with my Three. He loves doing learning activities with me, and I’m excited to share what Letter of the Week looks like with a 3-year-old.
We started the week with my printable book of songs and rhymes. He loved it was happy to have me read it a few times. You can get the book here.
This is a Learning the Alphabet activity. I cut out the pictures, and he applied the glue and placed them on the K. As he worked we talked about the pictures and their beginning sound. “Koala. /k/, /k/, koala.”
We’re not doing handwriting pages yet because he’s not ready for them. Instead, we do simple fine motor exercises like this one. He placed keys all around the letter K. Get your printable letter K in this post.
As long as I had my keys off my key chain, I helped him sort them. He sorted by type. We also talked about the shapes of the holes in the keys, big/small, etc.
For another fine motor activity, I printed and laminated these cards from Learning the Alphabet. After I punched holes in them, he practiced lacing with a shoelace. This is tricky for him, so it was something we did together.
This is another Learning the Alphabet activity. He named the numbers as he covered them with his Do-a-Dot. He started with “1′ and went in order all the way up to “10.” He needed some help, as he got stuck in the middle.
It’s been a dreary week, but when the sun came out we made an alphabet ladder on the driveway for him to “climb.” I jumped the ladder first, naming each letter and its sound. “B! /b/. D! /d/…” He was excited for a turn but started and stopped a few times, frustrated.
With some encouragement he persisted and did a great job! (The horizontal letters on top were added by his older brother, age 4. He skipped those.)
This stained glass kite craft was so fun to make! I love contact paper and tissue paper crafts for the window. You can get a tutorial at Make and Takes.
This was based off a craft I did for a letter of the week series Crystal and Company. We used a foam crown and my printable letter K to make the king. He wanted to add googly eyes too, which always make a craft more fun. 😉
It’s funny to me that he still switches between hands as he colors. While his three older siblings didn’t do that, I recently read that this is not unusual at his age. That’s a big reason we haven’t started handwriting pages yet. I want him to be comfortable with left or right first. We’ll see!
For our sensory activity, we pulled out some kitchen tools and experimented with play dough. We made some fun designs!
We often do activities with the letters in his name. This week I wrote them on large pieces of paper and put them in a stack. Together, we put the letters in order.
All your links in one spot
- Little Letter K Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter K Dot Sticker Page (we skipped it this week, but it’s often part of our routine)
- My Letter K Book (with photos)
- Letter K Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get Letter K for free
- Letter K Book List
- Letter K Math Ideas
- Block letter K
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Do some letter K handwriting pages.
- Try a letter find worksheet.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
Check out the rest of our alphabet posts!
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