Are you learning letters of the alphabet with your preschooler? We did letter of the week when Tiffany was a preschooler and I found that letters W, X, Y and Z were a bit of challenge.
We started at the beginning of the alphabet and went to the end. As we approached our last 4 letters, I found myself running out of ideas especially for letter X. If you are having a similar experience, check out our activities for W, X, Y and Z
W is for Watermelon.
Double sided tape
Simply cut a paper plate in half and let your child begin coloring it with the colors of a watermelon!
After our craft I decided to put our black beans to use for some simple preschool math. The beans acted as the 'watermelon seeds!'
I used double sided tape which made it super easy for the beans to stick.
"W" ended up being a craft and math lesson!
X is for X-ray
Black construction paper
Our first letter "X" activity was using Q-tips to show the 'bones' in our hands. We traced our hands and up part of our arm and then glued on some q-tips. Both of us made one so that we could compare the size difference.
Next, we printed a full size paper skeleton, mixed it up and had my preschooler arrange the skeleton pieces in order. It was a hit! As you can see her giggling in the 2nd photo!
Y is for yellow:
Red, Blue and Yellow construction paper
Z is for Zebra:
Black construction paper or black foam
White construction paper
Paper for zebra's nose
Paper plate crafts are so easy and a go to when unsure of an activity to do with a letter. For "Z" we chose a paper plate Zebra craft.
I hope these ideas can help you along, especially once you hit the the last few letters of the alphabet!