We are getting down to the end of our alphabet here and seems like the last few letters are the trickiest to find activities for. This week was my turn to teach and we were on Ww. It took a little extra thought, but we ended up coming up with plenty of fun activities!
We had a very silly circle time for Ww. We first reviewed past letters and sounds, then introduced the letter Ww. There are a ton of gross motor activities associated with W so we took some time to do them during circle time using role playing. Here are a few of the things we did:
- Wiggle like a Worm
- Pretend to be blowing in the Wind
- Swim and splash in the Water
- Pretend to eat a big piece of Watermellon
- Use a magic Wand to turn each other into a Whale, Walrus, and Worm.
- Lay down to make the shape of a W with our bodies
We made cute watermelons out of paper plates, construction paper, and paint. These are really easy and do not take a lot of supplies. The kids really liked making them, especially after we had just pretended to eat watermelon during circle time. This is a great cross curricular activity as well since you can incorporate both science and math into your art by teaching about fruits and having the kids count the watermelon seeds on their project.
We also let the kids paint W’s with Watercolors. This is a simple, but fun project. It also looks great as a finished project to add to their alphabet books they have been making!
To finish our obsessed Ww preschool day we ate yummy snickerdoodle cookies topped with Whipped cream! Make sure to emphasize how whipped cream starts with W!!
To see more preschool letter activities we have done, check out the links below!
Letter B, Letter C, Letter H, Letter I, Letter K, Letter L, Letter Q, Letter R.
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!