Take a peek at our letter A activities this week!
You’ve seen my giant resource for Letter of the Week, right? We’ve shared crafts, books, math connections, sensory play, fine motor, and more for every letter of the alphabet. But it took us almost two years to put those resources together. What does Letter of the Week look like in a typical week?
Our youngest son just turned three. I’ve begun a Letter of the Week with him, and each week I’ll be sharing our activities.
Time for letter A!
First, I introduced letter A with my letter book of rhymes and songs. This was a favorite! We also read My Letter A book, a simple word book with bright photographs. Finally, we read the letter A book that comes with This Reading Mama’s Learning the Alphabet.
He really enjoyed using dot stickers to complete the whole A is for Apple page. After he was done, I laminated it and set it aside for a homemade alphabet book.
We didn’t do any handwriting pages, because he’s not ready for that. (If your preschooler shows an interest, you might want to start with my beginning handwriting pages.) Instead, I printed a giant letter A and invited my Three to put alphabet stickers on it.
We did some simple art and crafts. Since my toddler loves vehicles, I knew he’d love this ambulance craft.
I drew an apple and put glue all over it with a gluestick. Then my Three enjoyed putting on the red paper.
Finally, we did a process art activity: apple stamping! We laminated this project and are going to make it into a letter book. Learn more about that here!
We also did some simple math. He loved finding numbers he knew on this page from This Reading Mama’s Learning the Alphabet curriculum.
For another math activity, I printed some giant shapes and told him which animal to put on each shape. He loved this! You can get a big set of printable shapes and find more ways to learn math with toy animals in this post.
This activity from Learning the Alphabet was a huge hit, and I’m thinking it’s one we’ll be doing with nearly every letter. I slipped the printed A’s into our learning cube, and my Three rolled it. Whichever letter landed on top, he placed on the ladder. Little a won! (You can also use the words “uppercase” and “lowercase,” but my Three is not quite ready for that.)
Sensory play is a little tough for my type A personality, but my kids love it. We put some apple number cards in a bin of dried oatmeal, but for this first go at it my Three was much more interested in scooping and pouring than finding the numbers. His little sister couldn’t resist joining in. You can get the printable cards in this post.
As always, we read a lot of books. Here are some of our favorites for letter A. Check out the rest of our letter A picks in our letter A book list.
Letter of the week is a lot of fun, but it’s always important to bring it back to the whole alphabet! This week we did a simple foam alphabet puzzle I got at The Dollar Tree.
Finally, we’re always focusing on the letters that are most important to my preschooler: the ones in his name. This week we did a simple name parking garage like the one we saw at Growing Book by Book.
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter A Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter A Dot Sticker Page
- My Letter A Book (with photos)
- Letter A Crafts
- This Reading Mama’s Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series for just $10 or get Letter A for free
- Letter A Book List
- Giant letter A to print
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!
- Try more toy animal math.
- Do some letter A handwriting pages.
- Try Beginning Sound Cover with poker chips.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
We recommend this letter of the week curriculum!
These are handy, too!
Teach letter sounds with this fun app… designed by a teacher!
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