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My Three and I are almost done with our Letter of the Week activities. Take a peek at our week!
My Three knows all his letters and sounds, so this kind of page is no longer necessary to help with letter recogntion. But we pull out these letter find pages every so often to give him some fine motor practice with a Do-a-Dot marker.
As long as we had the Do-a-dot markers out, I gave him this page from Learning the Alphabet. These are helpful for kids just learning the letters, but they’re also helpful for my son who can always use fine motor practice.
Y is for yawn! I love this one. You can print this letter Y pattern on construction paper before cutting it out. There isn’t a lot of creativity in this craft, but you could have your child add hair to the person, draw clothes on the letter, etc. And there’s a lot of expression in that big mouth. 🙂
I definitely prefer to do process art in addition to a basic craft, but this mama is oh-so-pregnant and oh-so-not-up-for-the-mess.
Can you tell what this is? It’s a yeast experiment! Such a simple and fun one, too. You can see how we did it at PBS Kids.
Yarn on sandpaper is a surprisingly fun sensory activity. Try to find sandpaper with a good grip. This kept my Three busy a while. You can ask your child to make shapes and letters or just let him create with different lengths of yarn.
Here’s another Learning the Alphabet activity. My Three insisted on cutting out the puzzle pieces himself, and he put them together at the table. When we started Letter of the Week quite some time ago, he couldn’t handle a scissors easily. It’s been fun to see his progress!
Matching upper and lowercase letters with yarn was inspired by a sight word activity we saw at Hands On As We Grow. I cut the yarn myself and made the pieces the right length before snipping them off. Then I taped them to the capital letters, and my Three connected them to the corresponding lowercase letters.
We didn’t read letter Y books this time because we completed these activities just days before #6 was due, and I didn’t want to have to think about returning library books in the weeks following baby’s birth. But you can see our favorites here.
More links and free printables for you
- Little Letter Y Book (songs and rhymes)
- My Letter Y Book (with photos)
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get letter Y for free
- More letter Y arts & crafts
- Letter Y books
- Making letter Y
- Parking lot beginning sounds pages
- Letter hunt and find pages
- Letter sound coloring pages
- Letter sound worksheets
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Take a peek at some of our other weeks!
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