Thursday, September 3, 2015

Letter of the Week Crafts- Part II: G-K

Welcome to part II of Letter of the Week Crafts!  

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. 

J is for Jellyfish

My daughter taped curling ribbon to the jellyfish bell to make the tentacles, but you could also use glue and yarn!  The eyes are goggly eyes.

K is for Kitten

This activity is super easy! Use the free template below. Just cut and paste! Meow.