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We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Pp" is for Pumpkin
We do this letter in October because it is the perfect time to make pumpkins. This one is made by gluing tissue paper onto index paper pumpkin cutouts. You can leave off the face if it is not Halloween season. Check out my Halloween Crafts & Activities
page for more pumpkin craft ideas.
"Pp" is for Penguin
Learning to cut on a curve is a Kindergarten readiness skill. Here's a circle cutting project that is great for this practice. Trace a small circle on black paper, a medium size circle on white paper, a large circle on black paper for children to cut out. Give them the wing shapes precut out of black paper,a small orange triangle folded in half for the beak, and orange feet shapes (just cut triangles or rectangles if you cant cut feet shapes. These look great with wiggle eyes. Instruct children in assembling the penguins if needed but let them place the wings and feet as they see fit. This creates a unique penguin for each child and an animated display to hang on your wall or buletin board.
"Pp" is for Penguin Puppet
Paint a white circle in the center of the palm and the rest of the hand black. When dry glue on eyes and beak cut from construction paper. We cut them out and glued them to a craft stick to make puppets! There are a few more Penguin crafts here on my Winter Theme Crafts page.
"Pp" is for Pumpkin Prints
Invite children to make orange fingerprints around the letter P. When dry add green stems to make pumpkins. These are adorable with or without the faces drawn on.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Pp,
Popcorn! Pop with an air popper and glue to the letter,
potatoes - potato prints,
Use stickers or find things in magazines that start with P.
Purple! Color with purple crayons, markers, or collage with Purple tissue, construction paper, glitter, feathers, etc.
Get The letter Pp Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter P - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
Letter P 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.
Group Time Activity
Ask children to brainstorm all the foods they can think of that begin with the letter p, while you list them on the board: Pudding, peas, pumpkin, pizza, pickles, prunes, pasta, potato, pie, pop, popcorn, peanuts, pickled pig's feet, pecans, pears, plums, peaches, peppers. Give children paper plates, safety scissors, glue, crayons, drawing paper and old magazines. Invite them to cut out or draw pictures of p foods to glue to their plates.
P is for Pop!
Make popcorn. Call your child into an area where they can hear
the corn pop. Each time he hears a pop your child should hop like corn
popping and say "pop". I like to do this when there are several children
around. It is really fun to watch several children popping all around the
room. You may want to write the word pop on a piece of cardstock and have the
children hold their pop sign high in the air each time they say the word
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