Letter of the Week ~ V ~ Velvet

Letter V

We are nearing the end of the alphabet.  Don't worry if you missed the Letter of the Week up to now, just click here and start with which ever letter looks like the most fun to you! what you need: Letter V ~ construction paper ~ glue ~ velvet Print out the Letter V, cut it out and glue it to a piece of construction paper.  Give your kids pieces of velvet and glue.  The velvet we used is from a giant roll of Christmas ribbon I found in the bottom of a garage sale box. We use glue in different ways, sometimes with a paintbrush and sometimes straight out of the bottle.  There are advantages to both. Can you imagine the skills it takes to do Continue Reading

Letter of the week ~ G ~ Glitter Glue

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I knew that the letter G was approaching and quite frankly, I was dreading it.  I despise glitter, okay probably not despise, but really dislike.  I don't mind things that make a mess, in fact I rather enjoy a mess. . .as long as the mess can be cleaned up.  Glitter sticks to everything and spills really easy and never seems to be totally gone.  While I was busy trying to think of other G things that could replace glitter, I had an idea.  This may be one of my better ideas.  I might call this a brilliant idea.  PUT THE GLITTER INTO THE GLUE!!!  Although I am not the first person to have thought of it, I feel pretty smart to be putting it into Continue Reading

Letter of the Week ~ F ~ Feathers

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Letter of the week. Are your ready for for some Fantastic, Fancy, Feather Fun?  It's F week! What you need: Letter F ~ Feathers ~ Glue ~ Construction paper Feathers really are a lot of fun.  They are light, fluffy and soft.  This activity could not be more simple.  Set out the feathers, set out the glue, and sit back and watch. The glue feathers activity didn't last very long.  Big M started blowing the feathers around. I grabbed a few different sized feathers, and the kid table.  It turned into a wild game of Feather Racing.  I wish I had a picture, but I was too busy trying to win. Questions (to ask your kids):  "Can you think of Continue Reading

Letter E ~ Eggshells

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Letter E ~ Eggshells Oh. . . I love eggshells!  I got a really weird look from my Hubby when I asked where the egg shells were from his fritata.   Is he really still surprised with my material selections? what you need: Letter E ~  eggshells ~ glue ~ construction paper Print out the letter E, cut it out and glue it to construction paper.  I like the contrast of black construction paper for this one, but you can use what ever you have.  Use eggshells that have been washed out, and dried (but don't crunch them!!!) This activity is pretty easy. Crunch. Crunch some more. Glue your crunched shells onto your E! If you're looking for Continue Reading