Thank you for visiting my page about alphabet crafts. Here are a few tips before you get started:
- To get your child more excited about the craft, and to make it more of an educational activity, I recommend visiting the library ahead of time with your child to pick out and read a book about the craft topic. For example, for letter C, you could read The Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle), together.
- For letter templates, I really like the free ones found on the Rubber Stamping website.
Letter G is for Grass
This week's craft is pretty simple, but what preschooler doesn't love a project that involves cutting and gluing?!
The letter G is cut out of green computer paper, and the "grass" is green construction paper that has "fringe" cut into it.
Letter H is for Hearts
More cutting and pasting practice! Note: your child may need help rotating the paper while they cut out the hearts.
I is for Insect
First, I have to admit the photo below looks a bit like Mr. Hanky the Christmas poo. But, on the other hand, you can tell that it is authentically made by a young child! The process is what is important most, here! The insects aren't going to look perfect and that's okay. They shouldn't.
To make this activity a little more educational, we discussed the three main parts of an insect's body (in order, they are: head, thorax, and abdomen). We also learned that the eyes and antenna (feelers) are found on the head, and the six legs (and wings if present) are found on the thorax.
K is for Kitten