We are learning the letter ‘F’ this week. And to supplement this learning, we created a Fan Craft for Preschoolers: Fancy feathery fans (with fish and flower designs!). I admit that my idea was to create a feathery fan alone. It was my 3 year old who insisted that she wanted flowers and fishes on them. And it turned out to be a great idea (plus it really reinforced the letter F sound with her). Here are her beautiful fan craft creations…
What you need for this Fan Craft for Preschoolers
- Paper plates
- Popsicle sticks (paddle pop sticks in Australia)
- Glue (PVA glue always works well)
- Stickers, flower or anything else for decorating (optional)
- Black pen (optional)
How to make this Fan Craft for Preschoolers
1. Cut off one side of the paper plate.
2. Turn the paper plate over and glue on a popsicle stick. This becomes the handle of the fan.
3. Time for the fun part… decorating the front of the fan with feathers, flowers, stickers or whatever you have at home!
I wanted to teach my 3 year old letter F recognition so I wrote the letter ‘F/f’ in front of the fan and allowed her to put stickers on its outline. Then she continued decorating this fan by pasting flowers and feathers…
It didn’t stop there. She wanted to make another fan with fishes. So I drew a fish outline using a black pen. My 3 year old then put stickers along the fish outline. Then decorated this fan with feathers as well…
We truly enjoyed doing this super simple fan craft for preschoolers. It was fun for my daughter because she had her own ideas and we incorporated her ideas into the craft. She loved her creation so much that she brought it to preschool as ‘news’ to show to her friends the next day.
And here are some of the other letter crafts for preschool that we have done in previous weeks…
Looking for more letter F resources? Check out these amazing letter F activities by The Measured Mom. It’s a great resource!