Looking for simple letter N activities for 2-year-olds? Take a peek at our week!
Have you been following along with us?
We’ve been working through the alphabet with a fun letter of the week format. We started these activities right after my little girl’s second birthday. As life got in the way (a new baby, four older siblings, etc.) we didn’t keep a set schedule.
But now that my Two is close to turning 3, we’re doing two letters a week. When we spend about 15-20 minutes doing activities, we only need 2-3 days per letter.
I’ve never needed to do a lot of formal work to help my kids learn colors. Instead, we read a lot of books about colors and talk about them as we play.
Over the last year my Two has learned almost all her colors. So I printed this page of N’s (get it in the free download at the end of this post) for extra practice.
“Can you cover a red N? Now cover a polka dotted N. How about a skinny orange N?”
Also in the download, you’ll find this page of pictures. I named each one, and she covered with a poker chip. Such a great way to build vocabulary!
My daughter still can’t count objects beyond 3, but I like to do these simple activities so that she’ll get there eventually. I wrote the numbers 1-6 on cards and gathered some metal nuts. Then, together, we counted the nuts and put the correct amount on each card.
I remember when my oldest son counted 16 tiny stars on a card when he was only 2 1/2. That’s extremely rare. My Two is doing more what you’d expect of a toddler. She counts 1 and 2 objects consistently, and sometimes knows if there are 3.
Beyond that, it’s a guessing game. 😉
You can’t get much simpler than this, but my Two loved it. I just printed our block letter N and grabbed some dry noodles. (Okay, technically pasta, but it is seriously hard to find letter N crafts for toddlers!)
My Two colored the page with her Do-a-dot markers. Then I added drops of glue and she glued down the noodles.
I printed another block letter N and gave her strips of newspaper. At first she didn’t like this and wanted me to do it for her, but soon she was interested in taking over.
She does so well at these letter find pages! You can get them for free here.
I like to review the whole alphabet each week. This time I wrote the letters we’ve learned on a dry erase board. Then she erased each one as I named it.
I also wrote the letters on a piece of paper. Then my Two covered each one with a round sticker as I named it.
If you’re working with a young 2-year-old, you might just write the same letter all over the paper. “Can you cover an N? Great! Let’s cover another N. Wow! Let’s do another N.” And so on.
I hope this gave you some ideas to try!
Get the letter and photo cards in the download below.
Check out the rest of the series!