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Letter "Ii" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities
We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Ii" is for Ice Cream
One Scoop or Two?
"Ii" is for Ice Cubes
Use the glitter construction paper for this or brush your white paper with glitter paint.
Other ideas for collaging with letter I,
"Ink stamps": use a variety of rubber stamps and ink
Insect prints - Invite children to make finger print insects all over their letter I using different colored inks or paint. When dry add legs, wings, eyes, antennae with markers. See our insect page for illustration. Insect Theme
Find things in magazines that start with I.
Get The letter Ii Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter I - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
"Ii" is for Ice Skates
We called these our Ice Skate Puppets. I just drew these freehand, cut out and had the kids glue them to a craft stick and lace up with yarn for some indoor ice skating and to reinforce our letter of the week. "Ii" is for Ice Skates.
"Ii" is for Igloo
Draw a rough outline of an igloo on blue construction paper. Encourage children to cut square shapes out of white construction paper and glue inside the igloo shape. Write "Ii" is for Igloo.
Group Time Activity
"Ii" is for Ice Cream Party
It's always exciting to make homemade ice cream! If you don't have an ice cream maker there are a few other ways you can make ice cream with kids. Here are a few that we have tried and had lot's of fun with.
Ice Cream in a Zip Lock Bag
About.com Homemade Ice Cream
Make different flavors by adding cocoa powder, fresh strawberries, jam, etc.
Ice Cream in a Can
Use 2 clean metal cans, both with lids, one can must be larger than the second.
In the smaller can place
1 cup of very cold milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
As above you can make different flavors by adding cocoa powder, fresh strawberries, jam, etc.
Seal with the lid on tightly.
Place the smaller can in the larger can. Layer crushed ice and salt around the smaller can making sure it is more or less in the center.
Seal the larger can with its lid tightly and roll it around for about a half hour. Let children sit on the floor and roll the can back and forth between them.
Letter I, Insects, & Ice Cream Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this. They are about $2 or $3 per bag at Walmart. Also available from school supply stores. We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder.
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