19 Apr 2017 | 3 min Read
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This week is the second last edition of our “Letter of the week” series. And we will be covering two letters, W & X! If you have just joined in, make sure to check out all the previous letters here
I wanted to keep these last set of letters super simple and as always super fun! So let’s dive in and have a closer look at the shelf:
Since there are not many words that start with the letter “X”, we started with reviewing the letter “W” poster:
As always, we also traced the sandpaper letters (print as well as cursive) for both these letters:
Next was a fun object tray activity! Here we explored different objects starting with the letter W. So I pulled out few objects from around the house – a walrus and a wolf toy, a wallet and a watering can!
Next up, W is for water! So we had a fun water pouring activity. To make this more interesting, I included a lot of elements in the tray like a funnel, sponge, measuring cups and a bucket!
We also made the “Letter W and X” using some wooden sticks!
Next W is for wood! So here we did a fun sorting activity of wood versus plastic!
After that was our dot marker activity! If you don’t have dot markers you can even make-do with stickers, our normal crayons or even flat marbles!
We also did some fun cutting and pasting work – here my son glued strips of paper onto the letters:
X is for Xylophone! For this one I just printed off a picture of the musical instrument and let my son scribble on it.
This last activity was my son’s favorite! I set up an “X-ray technician” pretend play. I also printed off few X-rays and stuck them on our wall ☺
We spoke about which body parts are those X-rays from!
You can watch this entire shelf work in action on my YouTube channel:
I hope you have enjoyed following this series with your children. I also hope, through the series you all have found a more hands-on perspective on introducing alphabets to little ones (versus worksheets and rote learning!).
I will see you next with the concluding post of this series with the letters Y & Z! Until then, happy learning and happy parenting!
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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