I love the crafts Allie does for letters. We have done many of them at our house. We also try to come up with some different ones, too. Here is our favorite for the letter E.
You will need an empty egg carton (we used 18 count carton), scissors, glue, paper, and a marker.
Have your little one cut the carton into strips.
While they are cutting you can draw an upper case E on the sheet of paper.
Have your child glue egg carton strips onto the lines of the letter.
Poof, you have a beautiful upper case E.
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We are nearing the end of our letter of the week for uppercase letters, soon we will embark on the little guys of the alphabet to mix things up and keep building on the learning we’ve already done. Before we do that though here is another E project. This letter of the week turned out to be way cuter than I expected and my son really enjoyed the addition of letters to put inside the envelopes.
- Gather your materials. You will need 4 letter sized envelopes, a large sheet of construction paper, some scrap paper in different colors, a paper punch or scissor, markers and glue.
- Start by coloring your envelopes. I took the opportunity to ask my son what we put in envelopes, we talked about the post office too.
- While he was coloring or rather picking out which markers to use ( this took longer than coloring did) I cut out some circles and added the letters onto them.
- Next add your glue. I added it so that my son could see he letter. Normally I draw out the letter as the first step but there was no need today, so instead I snuck it in here.
- Pop the envelopes on the glue.
- Add your letters. This was by far my son’s favorite part. He was in a goofy mood this morning and kept saying ” Hello baby e, you go right here with your mama”as he popped the letters in. To make it more challenging for more advanced children you could put all different letters on the circles and have the child sort out only the letter e. Let dry.
I haven’t done too many Easter crafts but I couldn’t help but do this very obvious letter of the Week Activity! I like using water colors because even harsh reds and greens looked muted when they are done with water colors.
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, some fancy card stock( or regular old colored paper of any sort) scissors or a oval paper punch, glue, water colors and a marker.
- Write a large uppercase E on one piece of construction paper.
- Have your child paint the E to their liking with the water colors.
- While they are painting cut out multiple eggs from the fancy paper.
- When your little Picasso is done add the glue.
- Add the eggs, my son was so speedy with this I barely got a photo!
- Let dry
- Cut the E out and Glue to the 2nd piece of paper.
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, something to color with, glue, scissors and a marker. We used chalk because we haven’t used it in a while but paint would look great!
- Draw an E with a long trunk in the middle. Draw a large ear .
- Have your child color the E, talk about how elephants have trunks, and ask them what other big things do elephants have on their heads?
- Have them color the big ear.
- This is just a picture of my son stacking the chalk on his tractor, he took a breather while I cut out the E .
- Grab the 2nd piece of construction paper and if your child wants to color it as well.
- Time to glue everything on!
- All done!
“Elmer ” by David McKee is another book with a great message. Elmer is different, he isn’t gray like all the other elephants, and he’s a little bit of a goof too! He’s not so sure he likes that though. Like all of us it takes some time for Elmer to accept who he is but in the end he sees that patchwork is just who he is!