Looking for letter W activities for preschool? Take a peek at our week!
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My Three and I are nearing the end of our alphabet exploration, and I’m also nearing the end of my sixth pregnancy. Since these two events are occuring at the same time, we kept our activities to a minimum. With getting ready for Christmas, baking bread for the freezer, and buying Christmas gifts, this mom only has so much time and energy!
Thankfully, my Three (almost four) has known his alphabet in its entirety for quite a few months. For that reason, we focused more on writing the letter and reinforcing its sound rather than on letter recognition.
He really enjoys these beginning sounds coloring pages. It was a nice way to begin letter W. He’s getting very good at these now and doesn’t need a lot of help from me. Still, I sit beside him as he works.
It’s funny to me that he enjoys these beginning handwriting pages so much. But he’s always anxious to do more of them! I laminated the entire set so that he can do them with a dry erase marker. (Perhaps the marker is the main attraction!)
We didn’t do any math this week and focused on science instead. This was the first water activity we did. We collected some objects and filled out this “sink or float” chart. As it turned out, all the other kids were interested too. So around the table sat my Eight, Seven, Five, and Three. We took turns testing the objects. I encouraged my Three to dot the word “sink” or “float,” but he wanted me to.
Please excuse the messy print on the pages – that’s what you get when you’re stretching to write across the toddler seated on your lap!
This other water activity was a great lesson in what materials dissolve / don’t dissolve in water. Again, all five kids were engaged. It was a nice time filler on an afternoon that my husband was out of town. (Note to self: Ask husband to not be out of town for four days when I am in my ninth month of pregnancy. Not fun.)
We didn’t do any crafts this week, but we did pull out the water color paints for some open ended artwork. He loves to water color! (And so does his little sister, who was seated to my left and very busy making her own painting.)
The sky’s the limit for alphabet activities, so be sure to check out my popular ebook for hands-on lesson ideas for every letter!
More links and free printables for you
- Little Letter W Book (songs and rhymes)
- My Letter W Book (with photos)
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get letter W for free
- More letter W arts & crafts
- Letter W books
- Making letter W
- Parking lot beginning sounds pages
- Letter hunt and find pages
- Letter sound coloring pages
- Letter sound worksheets
If you like these activities, you’ll get hundreds more in my ebook!
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