Archive for the ‘Letter W’ Category
Our first week back to school in January after our Christmas break, we focused on the letter W. A couple days into the week we (Rich) decided we were taking a trip to Disney World, leaving in a couple of days. So, our letter W activities got put on hold and finished up when we got home from our trip. Here are the activities we did:
We focused on the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak for the week. I love to pick one book for our focus book and then read it everyday and base our activities around that book.
We used the Where the Wild Things Are pack from Royal Baloo. We rolled a die and then Hunter stamped the number that was rolled.
Harper always likes to be a part of whatever Hunter is doing.
Hunter made a little book about the Wild Things that he could read all by himself.
He used water colors to paint a W.
Harper kept busy by playing with stickers.
Hunter did a shadow matching game. Some of the wild things were pretty hard to match up, but he did great!
Harper working on her writing.
I put out some different colored shapes in the colors of the Wild Things and the kids created their own Wild Thing.
Hailey’s Wild Thing
Hunter’s Wild Thing
Harper’s Wild Thing
We had lots of fun learning about the letter W!
Hunter is 30 months.
Letter W activities:
Hunter loves doing the do-a-dot printables for the letters. I have to make sure we do one of these every week.
Hunter colored his letter W paper and then glued some foam Ws onto the window.
I love that Hunter can do these color papers all by himself. He looks at the color word and then finds the right marker to color with.
W is for Worm.
(I usually just do the same letter craft with Hunter that I did with Hailey when she was in tot school… but lately I’ve been asking Hailey for ideas and she has some really creative ideas for our letter crafts and this was one of her great ideas.)
We focused on the triangle again this week- I’ve been doing the same shape for 2 weeks since Hunter does not know all of his shapes yet. Hunter used a triangle shaped block to do some triangle paint stamping.
This is another activity that I can just put out on the table for Hunter and when wants to, he’ll just sit down and do it without any help. I put the paper onto a baking sheet and then he puts the magnetic pom poms onto the circles.
We are continuing out caterpillar/butterfly unit. We ordered some caterpillars and watched them grow and then form a chrysalis.
Every day Hailey read us a book about butterflies. She even used a butterfly puppet when she read on this particular day. Hunter definitely enjoyed it!
Hailey and Hunter painted one side of a butterfly, then folded the other side over to show how butterflies wings are symmetrical.
Hunter’s butterfly on the top and Hailey’s on the bottom.
These activities are actually from a couple of weeks ago, I’m behind in my posting- so this is Hunter working on Father’s Day picture frame gift. Hailey painted half of it and Hunter painted the other half. Later they added some scrapbook stickers of tools but I never took a picture of the finished frame.
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
Finally! We’re back with a new craft!! Yay!! We’ve been busy getting settled into our new house and enjoying summer. It will probably be a while before I get back to posting every day because we’ve been spending a lot of time playing outside and enjoying the nice weather. So for now I’ll just post a little bit until we get back into doing more activities this fall.
Since I want to finish the alphabet before fall comes- we did this cute W craft that I found over at No Time for Flashcards.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper- green, pink and yellow, green marker and crayon, glue and watermelon seeds. If you don’t have watermelon seeds you can just cut some small black ovals for the seeds.
Cut out 2 Ws. Make the pink W a bit smaller than the green one.
Have your child color the green W with the green marker and crayon.
Glue the green W onto the yellow paper and then glue the pink W on top of the green one.
Add some seeds to the W.
The finished “W is for Watermelon.”