Welcome back to my Letter of the week series. I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by, I can't keep up with the posts! Anyway... Here are our crafts for the letter T, and we kicked it off with a name train.
I really like this easy activity for encouraging William to learn how to spell his name, or at least the sequence of letters anyway! We happened to have some Thomas the Tank Engine stickers which came in handy for him to make his own train. I cut up some pieces of paper to act as carriages and wrote his name on them. I then let him try to stick them down in order. As William doesn't know how to spell his name yet it did take quite a lot of prompting from me but he did recognise some of them. I'm sure the more we do this kind of activity he will get the hang of it. We will do it again for W week with a worm!
If you want to focus on something else, it's so easy to change it up. Maybe using numbers, or the whole alphabet instead? Or again, to practice shape sequences and patterns. This prompted a reading session of Thomas the tank engine... Of course!
- Teeth. Check out some books on brushing teeth, learn about the names of them, even create a collage of a mouth by using stickers, cut up paper or buttons for teeth.
- Treasure Hunt. We ran out of time for this one but will no doubt have a go at some point. Draw a simple treasure map of your garden or house that leads to some special treasure at the end. Maybe some golden raisins or apricots.... Ok, let's face it, sweets!
- Towers. Build them with blocks, draw them, or if you live in the city go for a drive and spot all the towers you can see.
- Trees. I'm sure there are countless tree crafts floating around out there, again collages, leaf prints or tree rubbings would be a great idea. How about a nature hunt, spotting and drawing or recording the different trees you can find.
Thank you for popping over and I hope you have enjoyed our crafts and activities. As always, please let me know if you have a go at any yourself! For U week we are experimenting with paper mâché!