Walrus, worms, water, wishing well, and wagons – these are just a few of the words being featured for our letter “W” alphabet study. This week I’m sharing what’s in our FREE Printables for 30+ activities focused on learning the letter “W” and short words that start with the letter “W”. These printables are from our Learn to Read Preschool Letter Series, and they are intended to help you review vocabulary with your preschooler, venture into reading, as well as offer some fun crafts and activities to help inspire you along the way. These printable packs are for subscribers of Happy and Blessed Home.
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If you’d like to see what we did last year including a table set-up for sensory items and activities for little ones for ages 22-40 months go to the post: Letter W. If this is the first time you’ve been to Happy and Blessed Home, make sure to check out my home page. There you’ll see headlines that will take you straight to tons of other resources including even more free printables.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter W
This series is ideal for parents who have a preschooler who knows their ABCs and who has expressed an interest in reading. We’re on a journey to learn to read short words from either the list of Dolch sight words, or short words that are easily represented with pictures. If you would like to assess your preschooler’s readiness in the area of reading, I have a free chart in my post, Advancing Preschool Reading Behaviors. If you like this post, please PIN it on PINTEREST.
To get ready for each week I do some online research, and review tips from the books I’ve read. I also spend some time on Pinterest looking for things that might be good for our letter activities for the week. I pin everything that looks interesting. My goal is to create a PINTEREST board for each letter of the alphabet. Follow me on Pinterest if you want to get copied on all the resources and ideas that I discover via Pinterest.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter W
I’ve designed the Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet printable packs to be super easy for a busy mom. All you need are some scissors, glue, markers or crayons, and a little imagination. I laminate our projects, but it’s not necessary to do so. The Letter “W” printable pack includes: three puzzles, counting, matching and shapes games, do-a-dot, flashcards, crafts and loads more.
The coloring pages can be colored with paint, sponges, q-tips, markers, foam stamps, cotton balls, fruit or vegetable stamps, markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Feel free to add baking soda with vinegar to the mix or sand or glitter or whatever you want to create more texture.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter W Printable Pack
In the FREE Learn to Read Preschool Letter W printable pack, the coloring pages are following by activities like a puzzle, draw a path, and craft. Crafts can be as simple or complex as you like. You can simply color the craft or you can print it on various pieces of colored construction paper and have your child assemble like a puzzle. I also like to include an object that the child can use to make the letter – this week we use colored walruses to make our letters “Ww”.
The printables pack will also include flashcards with commonly used and easy to illustrate words that start with the letter, as well as a lace-up card, cutting practice, counting, aligning and organizing activities. The package is completed with do-a-dot fun and sight words to aide in further study.
The entire download for letter W includes over 30 activities and 60 pages of printables:
- 10 Coloring Pages
- Letter W for sensory tracing
- Connect the Ties
- 20 flashcards with short words that start in “Ww”
- Flashcards with letter “W” sight words
- 7 Do-a-dot Pages
- Letter Ww with Walruses
- 5 Tracing Pages
- Three Puzzle Crafts
- Watermelon Lace-Up Card
- Shapes Cutting and Matching
- Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- Counting and Organizing Walruses
- Learning about Living Things
In my downloadable FREE printables you’ll find flashcards for 20 words with pictures as well as sight words for your preschooler. For information about what sight words are appropriate for pre-K, kindergarten and up through grade 3, please see my post, sight words.
Helpful Preschool Teaching Tools
A preschool Morning Board is a great way to start a preschool day. I like to use is as a visual guide for the day and it helps me walk my preschoolers through some basics – reading a calendar, telling time, and more. You can follow the links to access about half of the printables online for FREE. The other half are for subscribers only and as a subscriber you have many of the morning board printables at the bottom of your RSS feed. Click the links for the printables. For a complete list of our morning board printables click here: Morning Board.
To supplement our letter T activities for the week, I also use God’s Little Explorers. Our letter W coincides with week 12 in GLE. In God’s Little Explorer’s the bible story for the week of letter W study is the story Jonah being swallowed by a whale. My favorite activity (used to emphasize the story) is one where you build a “whale tent” and pretend you’re in the belly of a whale. Stacie has some wonderful ideas. Click here to learn more about God’s Little Explorers.
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Series
As I mentioned there are at least 30 activities in the FREE Letter W Preschool Activity Pack. I am designing these printable packs to be just for subscribers, but some of the letters are available for anyone reading this blog so that you can see what to expect from Happy and Blessed Home. Subscribers, you’ll find a link to the Letter W printables in your e-mail subscription footer from HappyandBlessedHome.com.
If you need help accessing the printables, please read my post, How to Download FREE printables from HappyandBlessedHome.com. For some examples, see below.
FREE for anyone reading this blog:
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter A
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter B
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter C
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter F
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter H
Additional letters available only for subscribers:
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter D
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter E
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter G
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter I
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter J
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter K
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter L
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter M
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter N
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter O
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter P
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter Q
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter R
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter S
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter T
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter U
- Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter V
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A Few Fun Pics of our “Water” explorations…
My two-year old figured out that by standing on the cabinet “lock” he could crawl over the edge of the sink and turn on the faucet.
And who says you can only put sand in a sand box? We’re using ours as a swimming pool complete with loads of “water”!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!