If you are a regular reader here, you know we’ve been doing a vehicle alphabet series.
We have just two letters left! Today it’s time for activities for the letter Y!
The day we did our letter Y activities I used sidewalk chalk to write the letter Y, along with a few other random letters, around the outside of the house.
After breakfast the kids went on a “Y” hunt!
To make it more challenging for my 6 year-old I wrote several words that use the letter “Y” and asked her to read them when we found them. (I used the words “you,” “yes,” “yellow,” “by,” and “why” which are all words she learned this year in kindergarten.
As she read the words we talked about the sounds the letter “Y” makes. The 5 year-old had fun practicing the “Y” sounds.
We had one other activity to get us moving and learning outside… a letter “Y” hopscotch!
The idea was to only jump on the letter Y, avoiding any other letters. I quickly found that they are really good at this!
When we went inside the 5 year-old worked on writing capital and lower-case “Y” with this letter Y worksheet.
They both colored some yacht coloring sheets I found online. (After all, sticking with the vehicle-theme, “Y is for yacht!”)
And then it was time to build our own yachts!
We used a block of styrofoam that I cut ahead of time to make the boat’s hull. (If you have to cut it, i suggest doing it outside!)
For the masts we used drinking straws. Use a pencil tip to poke a hole in the styrofoam; it makes it easier to push the straw into place!
Then we added colorful paper sails and our yachts were ready to sail!