Y is for Yak: A Letter of the Week Preschool Craft
I’m Anna from The Measured Mom — and I can hardly believe it, but my preschoolers and I are almost done sharing weekly letter of the week crafts with you at Crystal & Company! This week we found an adorable craft over at Pinterest: Y is for Yak. Be sure to read to the end for rhymes and books to go with the letter Y.
LETTER OF THE WEEK CRAFT: Y is for Yak
I like the credit the sources of my crafts when they’re not original, but I couldn’t track down the creator of this one. We loved it – and my boys had a lot of questions about yaks as we completed the craft!
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Letter Y cut out of brown construction paper (see this pattern: Y is for Yak pattern)
- two large tan circles (see pattern)
- two small black circles (see pattern)
- large tan oval (see pattern)
- two tan horns (see pattern)
- glue stick
- black marker
- red marker
- white construction paper
1. Glue down the Y in the center of the white paper. Add the horns on either side.
2. Make the eyes by gluing down the large tan circles first. Then add the small black circles on top.
3. A little farther down, glue down the oval for the nose and mouth.
4. Use the black marker to make two lines for the nostrils.
Aren’t they fun?
SONGS FOR LETTER Y:
Most of us love this silly favorite!
Yankee Doodle went to London
Just to ride a pony.
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni!
I know I’m stretching it here, but the letter “Y” is a seriously hard letter to find in children’s songs!
You put your whole self in,
You put your whole self out.
You put your whole self in
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!
BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER Y:
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka
This simple story of just 34 words is a unique story of friendship. When two boys meet on the road, one timidly offers friendship. (“Yo!”) As they continue to talk in one or two words a piece, the boys excitedly agree to be friends – sealed with a “Yow!” This is a great story about friendship — filled with letter Y words!
Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett
This book won a Caldecott Honor Award (honorable mention for best pictures). It’s a gentle story about a girl in a dreary, black-and-white world who finds a box of colorful yarn. Her town is transformed as she covers its inhabitants with beautiful knitwear.
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
- P is for Penguin
- Q is for Quilt
- R is for Rainbow
- S is for Snake
- T is for Tree
- U is for Underwater
- V is for Vase
- W is for Watermelon
- X is for Xylophone
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)
- I is for Ice Cream
- J is for Jellybean (jellybean trail mix)
- K is for Kite (oranges and graham crackers)
- L is for Lollypop (apples)
- M is for Monster Bars (a sweet homemade treat)
- N is for Nest (a nest for a sweet candy treat)
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 (5,3,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s day at school. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.
More Alphabet Resources
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I just love these so cute and they learn the alphabet
Awe, thanks Aprila.
Love this idea! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at TGIF!
What a cute little arts and craft project for alphabet learning fun! Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂
And now we must go and watch Yak videos on You Tube. Ha!
I cannot believe you’re almost done with the alphabet. I have loved seeing your progress with your daughter.
What are your plans after you finish the letter of the week series?