We are almost heading towards the final installment of our Letter of the week series! If you are new here, this is a series of fun, child-led, hands-on activities that explore a letter a week (versus keeping it rote!). If you missed out on any of the previous letters (A-T), please find them here.
For the last installment we are grouping the letters in pairs! So today let’s dive in and learn about Letters U & V!
U is for so many amazing things, and the first thing that really comes to our mind is our very own Umbrella. Needless to say we had a fun outing with it on a bright, sunny day. We learnt how to open it and carry it too!
Back on the shelf we started with letter recognition and sandpaper tracing!
We also decorated letters U & V with a decorative tape! A great way for children to practice their cutting skills.
We also enjoyed using our dot markers for this next activity –
We then revised few objects starting with letters U & V – you can download these posters free on my blog.
U is well for underpants too! So we read this hilariously cute book about an elephant’s underpants!
Currently my son loves to draw an Umbrella (in his own way). So I kept a chalkboard here for him to scribble on ☺
U is also for the word “under” – for this I kept few objects in a tray and we played a fun command game (something like Simon Says!) e.g. can you put the baby under the table, can you put the bucket under the chair etc.
Next we also explored some underwater sea creatures! We love any kind of animal figurines, so this was one of our most favorite thing to do!
We didn’t have a lot of objects at home for letter V, so we saw a picture of a Vulture on the internet. We also saw a small video of milk “Van” on the internet.
Back home we did a fun pretend play – V is for vegetables! This kept him busy for good 10 minutes ☺
So that concludes our super simple activities to explore letters U & V.
For more details you can also have a look at my YouTube video here:
You can use these ideas not just to teach letters, but for so many other concepts and activities! If you have any inputs, leave them in a comment on the APP. If you have any queries or experiences to share here.
If you are new to this series, do not forget to check all the letters we have covered in the past: Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J, Letter K, Letter L, Letter M, Letter N, Letter O, Letter P, Letter Q, Letter R, Letter S, Letter T
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