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Letter "Ww" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities
We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Ww" is for Watermelon
We made these watermelon slices out of a paper plate. Just color the rim green and the inside red. Fold in half and staple shut. Glue on some black seeds cut from construction paper. Throw in a few beans or dried watermelon seeds for shaking if you like.
"Ww" is for Worm.
Ask children to draw several small curved lines. Add another line near theirs and close it in to make little worms all over the page.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Ww,
Wall paper scraps,
Use stickers or find things in magazines that start with W.
Get The letter Ww Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter W - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
Letter W & Watermelon 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. For this letter we used construction paper to cut out half circles in green and red to create this watermelon. We could have used real watermelon seeds but since we are going to bind our pages into a book we used black paper instead.
Group Time Activity
Watermelon Seed Art
Have a classroom watermelon feast! Give each child a slice and ask him or her to collect the seeds while eating. Privide children with napkins or small paper cups in chich to gather their seeds. Then have children draw a large capital W on a sheet of drawing paper. Help them gglue their seeds onto their letters. When the glue is dry, children can practice "writing" W by running their fingers lightly over their textured letters. Note: It is getting more and more difficult to find seeded watermelons in my area. I have had some children in my class who have never seen a watermelon with black seeds!
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