I’m Anna from The Measured Mom, and it’s time for another Letter of the Week Craft! We hope you’ll read on for more educational activities for your preschooler at the end of this post.
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.
Letter of the Week Craft
- 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
1. Glue down the letter P.
And here are our finished penguins!
(I found this adorable penguin craft over at Totally Tots!)
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.
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.
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
- K is for King
- L is for Lamp
- M is for Mouse
- N is for Night
- O is for Octopus
LETTER OF THE WEEK SNACKS:
- A is for Airplane (graham cracker airplanes)
- B is for Butterfly (grape butterflies)
- C is for Car (apple cars)
- D is for Dirt (dirt cups)
- E is for Eggs (candy eggs)
- F is for Fishing (cupcakes)
- G is for Green (green crispy treats)
- H is for Heart (waffles with a candy surprise)
- I is for Ice Cream
- J is for Jellybean (jellybean trail mix)
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 school. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.