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Preschool and Kindergarten
This activity counts as four activities due to the steps involved.
The purpose is to acquaint children with letter V beginning sound through
various fun learning experiences involving many of their senses.
They will also practice other skills in the process. The large
poster is important to create impact.
Review all the materials and activity suggestions. Here are links
to other letter V resources and materials on the web site:
Instead of the large poster do a mini-version of this activity for large
* Letter V
Activity Worksheet Program and Mini-Book
resources: Letter V: activities
and printable materials.
Version for 2 & 3 year olds:
Option #1: Adult draws an upper case and lower case letter on the large piece of
paper (ahead of time).
Option #2: Print this
letter V template using the poster command in your printer
(select File > Print > Properties > Features tab >
select Poster printing > 2'x2' poster) -- the template will print in
four pages and you tape together - trim around the frame.
Print and cut the four letter V words pictures.
Proceed with the steps below.
Version for 3 & 4’s:
*Step 1: Adult draws large dots to form the letters (include arrows to
show direction). Child will
connect the dots with paint. Proceed with the steps below.
*This activity is better
accomplished when the poster is placed on a wall, poster board or easel.
*Encourage child to paint the letter.
*Explain the proper direction of “writing” the letter.
Join child in the painting process.
*While the paint dries, discuss the letter pictures, ask child to find the
hidden V's, emphasize on the letter sound.
*Child will glue one letter
picture on the poster for four days. Conduct some related activity
for each picture before each picture is pasted to the poster:
1. Violin activities
activities and crafts
3. Volcano and Volcanologist
Activities and Craft
*Display the poster at the child’s eye level in a place he will see
regularly (kitchen wall, child’s room, family room) at least for a week.
*Remember to make a picture of child with his completed first letter
project for his scrapbook.
*Large piece of paper
2'x2' or poster size
*Paint brush or sponge
*V picture color
*Use a hair dryer to speed the
paint drying process
*Most printers have a poster print feature, print this Letter
V to make the poster ahead of time.
*Cut a sponge in the shape of the letter and sponge paint the letter in
the poster on different day.
*Older children may be able to draw their own pictures rather than pasting