Uppercase Letter ‘A’ craft

6 Dec

‘Letter of the week’ crafts and activities help toddlers/preschoolers understand each letter of the alphabet, their phonetics, the different kinds of words that start with that alphabet and their meanings. These help register the alphabets in the children’s brains thus developing their vocabulary and understanding of the outside world.

We started with making an Aligator for the uppercase letter 'A'.

We started with making an Aligator for the uppercase letter ‘A’.

Things required for 'Uppercase letter A craft' are: White A4 papers (you may want to use a coloured bg for pasting the 'A' so that alligator's teeth are visible, i realized this after finishing the craft), pencil, glue, scissors, green paint, brush(i used the foam brush, its easier for Ria), water and goggly eyes.

Things required for ‘Uppercase letter A craft’ are: White A4 papers (you may want to use a coloured bg for pasting the ‘A’ so that alligator’s teeth are visible, i realized this after finishing the craft), pencil, glue, scissors, green paint, brush(i used the foam brush, its easier for Ria), water and goggly eyes.

Draw a block 'A' on the white paper and add 2 semi circles on the top right side of the letter. Also use the sides of the paper to draw zig-zag lines for the teeth.

Draw a block ‘A’ on the white paper and add 2 semi circles on the top right side of the letter. Also use the sides of the paper to draw zig-zag lines for the teeth.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the letter 'A' green.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paint the letter ‘A’ green. Let it dry.

In the meanwhile, cut the teeth out of the zig zag lines on the paper.

In the meanwhile, cut the teeth out of the zig zag lines drawn on the paper.

Once the paint is dry, cut the letter out keeping the 2 semi circles intact and ask your little one to paste it on a colored paper.

Once the paint is dry, cut the letter out keeping the 2 semi circles intact and ask your little one to paste it on a colored paper.

Next, put some glue  on the inside of the 2 lines that join to form the letter A and ask your young one to paste the teeth in 2 rows.

Next, put some glue on the inside of the 2 lines that join to form the letter A and ask your young one to paste the teeth in 2 rows.

Finally, let them paste the eyes on the 2 semicircles.

Finally, let them paste the eyes on the 2 semicircles.

'A' for Alligator is ready!

‘A’ for Alligator is ready!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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  1. Lowercase Letter ‘a’ craft « Daddy Mommy and Me - December 9, 2012

    […] Get him/her to stick the leaf on the head of ‘a’. Talk to your child about the yummy times when s/he eats them. The uppercase ‘A’ craft in the picture can be found here. […]

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