I’m so excited to be kicking off this series of prechool letter crafts for Learning 2 Walk!
This series features the preschool letter crafts that I am making as part of our phonics units over on my blog, Study at Home Mama.
Today, I want to share a fun preschool letter craft we did for our Puff the Magic Dragon phonic unit, “P” is for Puff the Magic Dragon.
To give a bit of background, we do preschool letter crafts as part of the Orton-Gillingham Approach (which is very similar to Jolly Phonics). Basically, we try to incorporate a letter sound (phoneme) into gross motor activities, snacks, letter crafts or letter process art, and other hands-on methods of learning that reinforce the letter’s sound.
So, with the letter “P” we had a lot of fun singing “Puff the Magic Dragon” and focusing on the “P” sound, and made this fun preschool letter “P” craft — along with some other fun treats which you can see on my blog.
Materials for Puff the Magic Dragon Craft
- construction paper
- googly eyes
- pompoms (optional – the glue sticks can be frustrating with this material)
- glue sticks
- tray to contain craft
The kids had so much fun decorating their letter “p” crafts, and we didn’t worry about sticking too closely to the dragon theme. While it can be so cute for kids to make a perfect themed craft, it can take a bit of the fun away from the process of crafting.
For me, the focus of this craft was not the dragon, but on familiarizing ourselves with the letter “p” and having a fun craft to encourage us to discuss and practice the letter sound.
Providing pom poms and construction paper triangles allowed us to practice our shape recognition, while the “P” shape encouraged a lot of “puffing” noises and “ppp” sounds.
We loved making our own “Puff the Magic Dragons” and the kids especially got a kick out of the googly eyes. (Those never get old!)
So, what do you think? Would you make this Puff the Magic Dragon preschool letter “p” craft with your kids?