As Louis is coming up into the preschool age, we are beginning to work on letters a little bit at home.
I thought it might be fun to put together a week of activities to work on a letter at a time. You can do these activities for just that, or you can mix the letters up during the week. Whatever your child is most into.
Just to give you a little background on how I plan a week of activities for my own kids:
I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the “My Child This Week” sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly.
With each of my kids’ interests, I brainstorm 7 activities to do that week. I jot them down on the simple ‘Activities To Do This Week’ planner. As for this week of activities to learn a letter, it could be any of our letter learning activities. But for this one in particular, I wanted the ability to be able to focus in on one letter.
And of course, like always, I include a day of family time. I think the kids will especially love this family activity!
Here’s this week’s activities to learn the ‘letter of the week’:
Monday: Find the Letter on the _____
Cut an object out of paper. Write in the middle “S is for Snake” or “T is for Tree” in regards to the object. Write various letters around the edge of the object. Find the letter that the object starts with and clip each with a paper clip.
- paper or card stock
- paper clips or clothespins
Find details: Find the Letter on the Heart
Tuesday: Stomp Obstacle Course
Write letters on sticky notes and place them around the house (under and on top of the dining room table and chairs works great). Name a letter then stomp it! Repeat!
- sticky notes
Find details: Indoor Learning Obstacle Course
Wednesday: Follow the Letter Tape Maze
Tape a maze on the floor. Write the same letter over and over on the correct path. Write other random letters on the remaining parts of the maze. Follow the letter to drive through the maze.
- painter’s tape
- car or other toy
Find details: A-MAZE-ing Letter Maze on PBS Parents
Thursday: Bubble Wrap Pop
Write letter on each bubble of bubble wrap with permanent marker. Identify the letter before popping it! (Or call out a letter to find and pop!)
- permanent marker
- bubble wrap
Find details: Learning with Bubble Wrap
Friday: Letter Search
Draw a grid of letters on a chalkboard in chalk, with several of a certain letter, find those letters and circle them all!
- chalkboard or sidewalk
Find details: Letter Search for Toddlers
Saturday: Follow the Letter Grid
Make a path of a certain letter on a long sheet of paper. Fill in a grid around it with other random letters. Follow the letter from beginning to end.
- butcher or art paper
- marker or tape
Find details: Can You Follow the Number from Start to Finish?
Sunday: Write in Shaving Cream
Squirt shaving cream on a baking sheet. Write your letter with your fingers.
- baking sheet or tray
- shaving cream
Find details: Learning with Shaving Cream