This May we’re finishing up our monthly alphabet letter lessons with letter Y. One of our activities was decorating letter Y with yarn. This preschool literacy activity is very easy to prepare and fun for little learners to create.
All you need is some paper – we used a variety of colorful paper but any will work. Print the large letter Y with the template provided below.
The children can cut their own lengths of yarn to glue on their paper.
Gluing on yarn is a hands on way to learn about the shape of letter Y. It requires the use of both hands to squeeze glue, stretch the yarn and glue it in place.
Gluing yarn on paper can be challenging for young children so sometimes they will squeeze on a lot of glue and drop on a bunch of yarn. That can be okay too, but I encourage them to make a line of glue and use their fingers to put the yarn in place. It takes time and patience but it’s good for their fine motor and eye hand coordination skills.
Use this page to print your letter Y for this activity or adding coloring, stickers or stamps.
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