I’m Anna from The Measured Mom – and this week I’m sharing a Letter of the Week Craft for letter K.
Looking for even more alphabet activities for preschoolers? Scroll down for rhymes and books to go along with your craft – you’ll have your own Mother’s Day In!
These crafts are perfect to do with your little ones as we teach them their alphabet and incorporate fun activities to encourage learning.
NO MORE MELTDOWNS AT THE LIBRARY!
You will need:
- letter K printed onto white cardstock (get it from this pattern: K is for King pattern)
- crown traced onto yellow foam or construction paper (see pattern above)
- markers or crayons
- plastic craft jewels or sequins
- tacky glue
- one piece of colored construction paper
1. Color the letter K.
2. Glue the K onto your piece of construction paper.
3. Glue down the crown.
4. Use the tacky glue to attach some plastic gems, and you’re done!
Don’t our K’s look royal?
NURSERY RHYME FOR LETTER K:
Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe
And he called for his bowl.
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler had a fine fiddle
And a very fine fiddle had he.
Twee tweedle dee tweedle dee
Went the fiddlers
Twiddle dum dee deedle dee dee.
SONG FOR LETTER K:
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra,
Happy your life must be!
BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER K:
The King, the Mice, and the Cheese, by Nancy Gurney
I’m not sure you can find this book new anymore, but we’ve got it on loan from the library – and the kids keep asking for it. A king loves cheese more than anything; the problem is that so do the mice that raid his castle to get it! His wise men keep making suggestions as to what animals he can bring to the palace: cats to chase away the mice, dogs to chase away the cats… fun story!
Koala Lou, by Mem Fox
If you’ve never read a book by Mem Fox, check out some of her other books when you find this one. Koala Lou’s mother is so busy she forgets to tell her how much she loves her. Koala Lou enters the Australian Olympics to win her mother’s affection, only to find that her mother loves her no matter what.
For many more preschool learning ideas for letter K, visit here.
OTHER LETTER OF THE WEEK CRAFTS:
- A is for Alligator
- B is for Butterfly
- C is for Car
- D is for Doghouse
- E is for Eagle
- F is for Frog
- G is for Goat
- H is for House
- I is for Ice Cream
- J is for Jellyfish
LETTER OF THE WEEK SNACKS:
Anna taught eight years and received her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on literacy. In 2007 she began her career as a stay-at-home mom. She has four children – a girl (6) and three boys (4,3,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s morning at kindergarten. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.