If you’ve seen my other posts about writing the alphabet, you know that we love to find creative ways to make our letters. Read on to learn a variety of ways to make the letter A.
I printed another A, and this time he filled it with foam alphabet stickers.
I like to have my kids make straight letters using straight objects — and it’s a bonus if they start with that letter. We made an N with nails and a Y with yarn. But what do do for letter A? Finally I decided to print and cut out some alligators. My Three easily positioned them but needed my help when setting them up to glue on paper.
Now it was my Five’s turn. He brought a bag of apples up from our basement fridge and quickly came up with this.
If you squint, can you see the letter A? He used our toy animals (mostly from Schleich — a little expensive, but so solid and realistic! Love ’em!).
It’s fun to write a letter with your finger in something that’s edible! This time we used applesauce. It was a little frustrating for my Five, as he couldn’t get the A to stay visible. But all frustration was set aside when I told him to grab a spoon.
Have you seen our Letters of All Sizes collection? I love to use these as first handwriting pages. Have your child start at the red dot in the biggest letter. As he gets a steady hand, he can move to the tiniest A’s. By the way, you may have noticed that I started at the top of each letter A instead of the lower left hand corner. When I create these pages I follow Zaner Bloser’s handwriting method because that’s what my kids will be using when they get to kindergarten. It seems that they like to have you start all letters at the top of the line where possible. Get your copy by visiting this page.
These pages introduce my kids to writing on handwriting lines. The letters are nice and big for young preschoolers. Get your copy here.
I recommend these handwriting sheets for older preschoolers. They require good fine motor skills but give just enough guidance that they’re not overwhelming.