When we made the definitive decision to homeschool, I thought to myself, why wait to develop a more structured day? My daughter is a 2 year old who has recently started reading and does pre-k & kindergarten level work. Watch her videos here. I needed to create methods to continue to challenge her in fun and exciting ways to really expand her love for learning. She has been writing a few letters for some time and while continuing to strengthen her writing skills I came up with curriculum or activities surrounding each letter so that when we are writing them it’s not only challenging but there are great activities to follow.
No matter what stage of development your child or student is, this idea is perfect and creative! For example, if your child is just learning letter recognition you may use these ideas to reinforce the letters. If your child is learning letter sounds the same can be said, etc. I have loved creating these for my daughter and hope that you enjoy doing these with your children as well. Be sure to leave me a comment and join our newsletter for other free activity ideas straight to your inbox!
Let’s get started.
- Construction Paper
- Glue stick
- Using construction paper, cut out the shape of the Letter F. Put aside.
- Ahead of time you’re going to create your family. I had a lot of fun with this, stealing glances at my husband while I made his hair and mustache, and giving my daughter bows in her hair I knew she’d love. This was done by cutting out circular shapes for our heads and fun cloud like motions for our hair. Glue together & set aside.
How to Teach/Craft:
- Letter Recognition: If your child or student is working on letter recognition show them the letter F. Say the letter. Explain to them that the letter F is for family. This is a great way to create meaning for the word as you explain who your family is.
- Hand writing: My daughter is strengthening her letter writing skills so I used this fun craft as an activity after she had practiced writing the letter F. She was thrilled and even more excited to shower her dad when he got home.
Watch this video here to see this craft in action.
I have loved creating these for my daughter and hope that you enjoy doing these with your children as well. Be sure to leave me a comment and join our newsletter for other free activity ideas straight to your inbox! Have fun!