If you’re on the lookout for letter I activities, you’ll love this round up of playful learning!
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Last fall I finished putting together a giant letter of the week resource. It has free printables, math connections, sensory play, fine motor, a book list, and more – for every letter of the alphabet.
Now I get to have fun referring to that resource as I do Letter of the Week with my 3-year-old. We’re having so much fun! Take a peek at our week.
Letter I Activities
We started the week with My ABC Book: Letter I. I always read the book first, and then he “reads” it to me as he names the pictures. He usually needs help remembering some of them. Not only are these books great for letter recognition, they also build vocabulary!
I drew the shape of an igloo and spread some glue. My Three placed the white squares in a surprisingly neat pattern with just a little help from me at the end (when he’d had enough). Not long ago he’d have glued down five squares and called it done. It’s so fun to see the progress he’s made!
Okay, one guess: what is this craft, and what does it have to do with letter I?
That’s an inchworm. Learn more about it – plus check out the rest of our letter I crafts – in this post.
Making scoops of ice cream out of play dough was a great fine motor exercise! This is another Learning the Alphabet printable.
I printed our giant letter I and printed it again on construction paper. I cut apart the pieces to make a puzzle, and he put them together. He’s not ready for handwriting pages yet, so we do these kinds of activities to strengthen his fine motor skills and reinforce the shape of the letter.
This is one of my sound cover pages. We named each picture and listened for the sound at the beginning. If the picture started with the short i sound, we covered it with a poker chip. He really enjoyed this, but it was over his head. I helped him know which pictures to cover.
I made this ice cream file folder game, and he counted the sprinkles. He could do all the cones up to 8 sprinkles. He needed my help counting 9 and 10 dots.
For this fill the bug jar activity, he rolled a die and kept adding bugs until it was full.
He named the numbers as he covered them with clear counters on this printable from Learning the Alphabet.
Making these giant ice cream cones was so much fun. Learn more about them (and even more letter I math activities!) in this post.
For a whole alphabet activity, I printed this letter find page. He covered the letters with clear plastic counters. Those were a recent purchase, and I love them! It’s awesome that you can see through them because it’s easy for him to to check his work. He liked naming the letters as he hunted for the i’s.
Of course we love to read around here! Here are some of our very favorite letter I books. You can find more letter I books in our book list.
Finally, we did this name activity from Teach Preschool. Harder paper puzzles frustrate my Three, so this was perfect!
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter I Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter I Dot Sticker Page (we skipped it this week, but it’s usually part of our routine)
- My Letter H Book (with photos)
- Letter I Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series or get Letter I for free
- Letter I Book List
- Letter I Math Ideas
- Beginning Sound Cover pages
- Letter find worksheets
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 I handwriting pages.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
See the whole series!
We recommend this letter of the week curriculum.
These are handy, too!
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