Letter Of The Week – W Crafts and Activities

letter w ideas for letter of the week Are you doing a letter of the week with your child? Does your class follow a letter of the week program? If you are here are some ideas for your letter of week letter v week. Before I get to the crafts can I share a few of my thoughts about letter of the week? I think letter of the week is a fun way to use a little novelty to focus on one letter, but that’s it. Please only focus a small amount of attention on the single letter and continue to focus on all letters as a whole. Letters work together and children learn about letters and how they work when they use them in meaningful ways. Play is meaningful, art is meaningful, and a fun craft can be a mix of both but focusing too much busy work is not. Choose one or two fun ideas from this post then check out the whole alphabet activities after the letter v crafts and activities.

 

Letter W Crafts

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Word WWinter WWings WWatermelon W

Crafts and Activities that Start with W

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Watermelon play dough slicingWorm PaintingLetter Watermelons – Ice Cream Cone Witch’s Hat – Worms in Dirt Treats

Whole Alphabet Activities

alphabet sensory bin

Alphabet Sensory BinFishing For LettersPainting with Letter Cookie Cutters

 

Letter Of The Week – X Y Z Crafts and Activities

letter of the week x letter of the week y letter of the week z I decided to group these last 3 letters for our letter of the week series together even though you will want to introduce them separately. I don’t have a ton of material for these three so I thought one letter of the week post would do the trick! Letter of the Week is a classic preschool curriculum, but I like to use it in a more modern way. I like to use these fun letter crafts as only ONE activity in a week filled with meaningful and more purposeful letter learning. The individual letter themed activities are also something I may use once or twice, but most of the week is filled with whole alphabet activities that focus on how letters work together not in isolation.

Letter X Crafts

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Xylophone XX-ray X

Letter Y Crafts

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Yellow YYarn y 

Letter Z Crafts

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Zoo ZZebra Z

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Crafts and Activities that start with X Y Z ( well not X actually…)

Yogurt PaintingYarn Easter Egg Zebra Print Puzzles  – Build Your Own Zoo – Zoo Alphabet Magnets

Whole Alphabet Activities
Alphabet Books

50 alphabet books

Read the reviews for these 50 awesome alphabet books here. 

Read & Make : Letter Of The Week

letter of the week books Letter of The Week crafts are one of our most popular series on No Time For Flash Cards and one of my most frequently asked questions via email are for good books that can go with each letter craft we have. Instead of just throwing out a bunch of books that subject start with one of the letters I have used books that are about the subject used for the craft. The letter is in context and real connections can be made. If you follow a letter of the week curriculum remember to use these crafts as one part of it and focus on the whole alphabet most of the time using alphabet books and other whole alphabet activities as well. Each pair is linked to the original letter of the week craft and the book title is an affiliate link to Amazon.com .

Read and Make ABC ARead The Lady with the Alligator Purse and make an alligator A.

Read and Make ABC BRead Buzz and make a buzzy bee letter B craft.
Read and Make ABC CRead The Very Hungry Caterpillar and make a simple caterpillar C craft .
Read and Make ABC DRead The Paper Bag Princess and make a letter D dragon craft.
Read and Make ABC ERead First the Egg and then make a sweet Egg E craft.
Read and Make ABC FGet patriotic and read Hats off for the Fourth of July then make a Flag F craft.
Read and Make ABC GRead In the Tall, Tall Grass and then make a grass G letter craft.
Read and Make ABC HRead My Heart Is Like a Zoo together and then create this letter H craft filled with hearts.
Read and Make ABC IRead Ice Cream: The Full Scoop and then create your own Ice Cream I letter craft.
Read and Make ABC JRead If You Were A Jellybean then create your own Jellybean J letter craft.
Read and Make ABC KRead all about kites in Kite Flying then make your own Kite K craft to go with it.
Read and Make ABC LLearn about leaves with Leaf Man then find your own and make this leaf L craft.
Read and Make ABC MGo with Sally to the mountains in Sally Goes to the Mountains then make a Mountain M craft at home.
Read and Make ABC NCount all sorts of things with Anno’s Counting Book and then talk and learn about numbers while making a number N.
Read and Make ABC ORead Owl Babies and then make your own little owl O letter craft.
Read and Make ABC PRead Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails and make your own peacock P!
Read and Make ABC QRead Quilt Alphabet which is a perfect book for this letter Q craft.
Read and Make ABC RYou can read about planting a rainbow in Planting a Rainbow and then make your own letter R craft.
Read and Make ABC SRead Draw Me a Star and then make your own sparkly star S letter craft.
Read and Make ABC TTrees are rad and so is Pablo’s Tree , after reading it make your own tree T craft.
Read and Make ABC UGo underground with Up Above and Down Below and then again with this Underground U letter craft.
Read and Make ABC VExplore all the flowers in Zinnia’s Flower Garden and then make your own and pop them in this Vase V craft.
Read and Make ABC WCount the seeds in One Watermelon Seed and then make your own Watermelon W letter craft being sure to count the seeds too.
Read and Make ABC XDem Bones isn’t just for Halloween it’s a great book year round and perfect for our X-ray X letter craft.
Read and Make ABC YThe classic color mixing story Little Blue and Little Yellow is a great fit for our Yellow Y letter of the week craft too.
Read and Make ABC Z On Beyond Zebra! is a natural fit for our Zebra Z craft !

 

Want more letter of the week crafts? Check out our full list here.

Letter Of The Week Q – Activities & Crafts

Letter Of The Week Letter Q Activities and craftsLetter of The Week has been one of our most popular series ever on No Time For Flash Cards and even though I have taken a different approach with my daughter ( her preschool will be doing Letter Of The Week ) I still get requests for these themed letter round ups.  If you are doing a letter of the week system with your child please remember to balance the showcased letter with many whole alphabet activities. while giving a little extra love to one letter is a fun way to introduce it we must remember that letters work together and learning in context and in a memorable way is the best option for young kids. So choose a few fun activities with the letter Q but fit them into a week of whole alphabet learning.

Letter of the week quilt q

Letter Q Crafts 

Quinoa Q    –   Quilt Q   –   Queen Q 

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Crafts The Start With Q 

Family Photo Quilt  – Q-Tip Dandelion  –  Q-Tip Easter Egg Painting –  Q-Tip Painted TreeShape Queen

how to make a letter rubbing board

Whole Alphabet Activities 

Alphabet Flower GardenAlphabet PlaydoughEasy Letter Board RubbingsLetter Constellations

Letter Of The Week – Letter P Theme

letter of the week curriculumWe are slowly making our way through the alphabet with these Letter of The Week theme posts. I love making them because they remind me of all the fun we had making these crafts and learning together. I know I say this in each theme post but please if you are doing a letter of the week curriculum please don’t only focus on one letter each week. Choose from these fun ideas a few to focus on and continue to teach letters in context, using familiar words, first names and other whole alphabet activities. Kids learn when it’s memorable and in context.  I hope you can find a few fun letter P ideas today .

{Letter P Crafts}

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Peacock pPumpkin p Piano P Pasta PPenny P

{Crafts & Activities That Start With P}

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Panda Puppet Parachute Craft Peacock CraftPenguin CraftsPig CraftPirate Treasure Sensory Pizza Pretend PlayPlanetsPlaydoughPost OfficePrincess Wand  –  Puzzle

{Whole Alphabet Activities}

alphabet activities playdough activites

Letter PizzaAlphabet Peg Dolls Alphabet Playdough