This Letter W Craft for Preschool was inspired by the ‘Friendship Web’ my son did in school. Their teacher punched holes on a paper plate and let the kids thread yarn through it. The teacher then stuck the paper plate on a piece of cardboard with all the kids’ names around the paper plate to finish off their ‘friendship web.’ When my 3-year old saw her brother’s creation, she said she wanted to do the same craft. Since we’ve been learning a letter a week and doing crafts for preschool related to those letters, I decided to incorporate learning the letter W with this craft.
Aside from letter W sight and sound recognition, this activity is great for preschool kids’ fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
Letter W Craft for Preschool
What you need:
- Recyclable cardboard box (such as a cereal or oatmeal box)
- Letter W Craft – Free Printable Template by Kidz Activities (optional)
- 1-Hole Puncher
- Plastic Spiders (optional)
Steps to Create this Letter W Craft:
1. Optional Step: Print out the Letter W Craft – Free Printable Template. Cut out the letter W. With a pencil, trace the letter W on a cardboard box. Then cut the letter W out from the cardboard box. This is an optional step, because if you can confidently make a big letter W directly onto the cardboard box, that will save you lots of time from printing, cutting and tracing our template.
2. Punch holes all around the letter W cardboard. Tie a knot to secure one end of the yarn.
3. Now the fun part! Let your kids thread the yarn to any hole on the letter W. Encourage your child to keep on going and to use more than one yarn color. Optional: We had some spiders leftover from Halloween, so we stuck these spiders on the finished wacky web craft.
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