Are you ready for a new Letter of the Week Crafts? We hope you love this P is for Penguin craft
Each week we share a new letter and will continue to do so until we make it to the letter Z. With each craft we always share rhymes and songs that go with the letter of the week as well as books to read as you explore the alphabet with your preschooler.
Fun crafts like this help build fine motor skills in young learners.
We have a craft for each letter of the alphabet!
Letter of the Week Craft
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 piece of colored construction paper
- letter P cut from black construction paper (see this pattern: P is for Penguin pattern)
- 1 penguin belly cut from white paper (see pattern)
- 2 penguin feet cut from orange paper (see pattern)
- 1 beak cut from orange paper(see pattern)
- 1 googly eye
- glue stick or liquid glue
These are all supplies you will use over and over again for so many craft ideas!
1. Glue down the letter P.
2. Add the penguin tummy.
3. Glue down the penguin’s feet.
4. Add the beak.
5. Finish with the googly eye.
And here are our finished penguins! What a fun way to learn the letter P.
RHYMES FOR LETTER P:
Can you say this one?
Peter Piper picked a peck
Of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers
Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper pickled a peck
Of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers
Peter Piper picked?
This nursery rhyme has always struck me as a little odd!
Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well.
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BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER P:
Tacky the Penguin, by Helen Lester
Tacky is an unusual bird. He’s not neat, orderly, or serious like the other penguins. He’s tacky. But the other penguins find that Tacky’s odd ways come in handy when a team of hunters arrives!
Pigs Love Potatoes, by Anika Denise
We’re big fans of this adorable counting book. As more pigs come in the door, Mama Pig must add more potatoes to the pot. A short story with a lot of appeal!
The Three Little Pigs, by James Marshall
We’re in love with James Marshall’s retelling and illustrations of the familiar fairy tales! The funny dialogue and goofy illustrations mean that this oft-repaired book is requested again and again.