“The wheels on the wagon go round and round….”
That’s right… It’s time for the letter W in our vehicle alphabet series!
And when it comes to activities for the letter W, we just had to do W is for Wagon!
With the beautiful weather we had, I planned for all outdoor activities for the letter W, although many of them could be modified and done indoors if needed.
For our first activity I drew an upper and lower-case W with sidewalk chalk. (You could use painter’s tape if you are doing it indoors.)
Then I asked the kids to use objects they found in nature to form the letters. They decided to use rocks from our driveway to form the upper-case W and handfuls of clover flowers to form the lower-case W.
Once they were finished they wanted to count the rocks and flowers. We went slowly so the preschooler could work on his one to one correspondence. They were surprised by how many more flowers the little W had versus the rocks in the big W!
After writing their own W’s with sidewalk chalk (all over the front porch), it was time for some hop-scotch!
Sometimes kids just have to move!
They had fun jumping with two feet when there were two W’s and one foot when there was just one W. (The newly 5 year-old just learned how to jump on one foot and he LOVES to show off this skill!)
My next activity for them was also physical.
They took turns pulling each other in a clothes basket.
It was hard work!
Then we got out the little red wagon. Before I knew it they were zipping each other all over the place. We talked about why it was easier to pull each other in the wagon (wheels), and what wagons could be used for.
Finally, it was time to fill that wagon up with things that start with the letter W.
I had a basket of objects from the house, some that start with W and some that don’t.
They took turns pulling out each object, saying what it was, and deciding if it belonged in the wagon or not.
Looking for ideas of things you might have around the house that start with W?
We had: a wig, walrus, wand, whistle, washcloth, piece of white chalk, wings, and a piece of wood.
We had a wonderful time with our activities for the letter W.
Can you guess what we will be doing for the letter X?
If you liked our letter W activities, you may want to check out some of our other vehicle activities: