Throughout the entire week there are a variety of activities available in the writing and literacy centers, and art center to work on letter recognition and fine motor skills. In the writing and literacy center there is always blank paper, worksheets, dry erase boards and dry erase worksheets available for students to use. There are sorting games such as sorting the upper and lowercase letters, sorting the letter from other letters, file folder games and finding the letter in a variety of print. One of my students favorite activities is to cut out the upper and lowercase letters and sort them into upper and lowercase groups (I love this packet from TPT, it has so many great activities in it!). For my more advance students there are sight word activities available that involve the letter of the week. Usually on either Monday or Tuesday is when we do our letter art activity. We have different activities that rotate different weeks to practice different skills. One activity is tracing the letter from a letter stencil and then cutting it out. Another activity is tracing the upper and lowercase letter from a stencil and either paint it, color it or decorating it with some sort of art material (such as shaving cream, puffy paint, feathers, sand, glitter). An additional activity is to make an animal using the letter (and yay for pinterest for having lots of ideas for this). I like having different craft projects to do instead of doing the same type every week to practice different skills (such as tracing, painting/coloring in the lines, cutting).
|painting the inside of the letter E|
|P for Peacock|
|Owls for O|
|monster for lowercase m|