Our Letter of the Week Projects
It's been a while since I posted about our homeschooling journey here. Honestly, we have been skipping most of our lessons, the ones I try to plan every week for us, mainly because we've been yaya-less (no helper/nanny) for 4 months and counting now. It's harder to keep up even with a routine, because I have my 1-year old to look after and breastfeed while also cooking and cleaning around the house.
Nevertheless, I make sure we do our read alouds and story time before nap time, and we do some worksheets or activities at least 10-20 minutes a day. And the one thing we never forget to do is our arts and crafts time, which we all love. Yes, sometimes my 1-year old joins in, she mostly just copies her kuya, hehe.
I previously shared about our simple approach to the Letter of The Week Curriculum, and how we enjoy doing our Art projects. I have also mentioned this in my article in The Learning Basket: Learning Through Play. I admit, I may have strongly influenced my children in my love for Art as we mostly do drawings and doodles, coloring and painting, and DIY crafts. Why not? It's a lot of fun! And it serves as distraction from my work and chores, hehe...
So let me share with you our complete Letter of the Week Projects.
You may notice how we tried different media and materials, because I want it to be something new every time we do our projects. We tried:
- Painting: with q-tips, paintbrush, fingers
- Cutting and pasting
- Drawing and Coloring
- Lacing (particularly with letter Y)
|Alphabet introduction: finger painting letters|
|I also introduced his nickname, he had fun using stamps|
|Letter A involved cutting and pasting|
|Letter B butterfly and bee|
|Letter C cat and caterpillar|
|Our dotted D dinosaurs|
|Our Eagle on an Egg (made from eggshells) and elephant|
|Letter F fence (from popsicle sticks), finger-painted frog and a fly|
|Letter G Garden and grass. The small g grapes made from stamping bottle caps|
|Letter H house and horse. Kiel had fun with the house, and played for a few minutes with it, just because he was fascinated with the flap-open windows and door|
|Letter I island and indian. Kiel showed his early drawing skills here, he drew Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Captain Hook|
|Tried out crafts this time, with our letter J jellyfish and jack-in-the-box|
|Letter K kite, Kiel, and kangaroo|
|We gathered leaves and colored over them for letter L. |
And made a little lamb craft with crumpling crepe paper
|Letter M mountain, moon, mouse, and monkey|
|Letter N night and nest. Kiel insisted on writing the labels himself, and I just helped him by spelling them out|
|Letter O octopus and owl|
|Letter P pirate and penguin|
|Letter Q queen and quail|
|Letter R rabbit and rainbow|
|Letter S spotted snake and seahorse, with seaweed and shells|
|Our watercolor tree and tiger (outlined by pens)|
|Letter U umbrella and Up|
|Letter V vegetables and vase|
|Letter W watermelon and worm|
|X is for X-ray. We made a pretend one by tracing his feet and arm, and pasted q-tips as pretend bones|
|For Y, we tried lacing yarn|
|Letter Z zebra and zigzag|
Art projects help develop fine motor skills in young children, which helps them further to develop the tripod grip (pencil grasp) so they can draw and write properly.
Plus, they also develop creativity and imagination of course! Other than that, I have observed that art projects improved my child's inquisitiveness and perseverance.
Let me end this post by sharing this beautiful quote, from The Artful Parent's page:
Follow Lique's board Letter of the week preschool art projects on Pinterest.
Hooray for Art!