Letter W Activities

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in teaching. She previously taught high school in several states around the country.

Having a variety of activities to help early learners master each letter is a great way to keep your preschool or kindergarten classroom fun and engaging. In this resource, you will find several activities about the letter W.

Teaching the Alphabet

If you're teaching students about the letter W, congratulations - you've almost reached the end of the alphabet! By this point, your students probably understand the routine of learning different letters. In this resource, you will find activities to add variety to the way you teach the alphabet. These activities are designed with preschool and kindergarten students in mind. There are opportunities for both group and individual work.

W is for Whiskers

The shape of a W can easily be incorporated into artwork your children will love making. Begin by shaping black, white or brown chenille stems into the shape of a W. You should create enough so that each child in your class can have two. Then, tell students that they will be drawing a portrait of an animal and using the pipe cleaners as whiskers. You may want to create a few examples to show students ahead of time. Before students start drawing their animals, talk about animals that have whiskers and those that do not. For example, students probably should not draw a bird or water animal, since those do not have whiskers.

  • Materials Needed: Copy paper, coloring materials, chenille stems (two per student)

Weather and the Letter W

For this activity, students will be connecting the letter W with a lesson on the weather.

If your students are able, hand them a colorful piece of construction paper and four small slips of light blue paper. These slips should be about one and a half inches wide. Two should be two inches long and two should be four inches long. After getting the paper, ask students to turn the strips into the shape of a W. After all students have made the correct shape, help them glue the strips in the shape of a W onto the paper. If you do not think your students are ready to do this step yet, you can simple give them a piece of construction paper with a large, block letter W drawn on the paper.

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