Writing Activities for Preschool: Woolly Letters and Lines

Our Playful Preschool Series  theme this week is nursery rhymes. We have explored some fun themes this month including snowmen, healthy habits and polar animals.  Today we have a fun pre-writing and writing activity for our preschoolers.

Woolly Letters and Lines

Writing activities for preschoolers takes a fun woolly twist with this fun pre-writing and writing activity to compliment the rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep from growingbookbybook.com

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Why We Chose This Activity

I’ve been reading or reciting nursery rhymes to my boys since before they were born!  One of our favorites in Baa Baa Black Sheep.

In fact we have this Baa Baa Black Sheep book by Iza Trapani which adds lots of verses to the original rhyme.

We also have been working on pre-writing and writing skills so we came up with a playful and sensory wool activity. My kids loved feeling the wool and listening to me explain how wool comes from sheep.

Setting Up and Playing

Materials needed: wool yarn, glue, scissors, construction paper, writing utensil

Prep is super easy for this activity.  Just gather your supplies and you are ready to start.

Depending on the ability level of your child, there are various options for working with this activity.

writing activities for kids following lines

1. For a child who isn’t ready to form letters, use the glue to form different shape lines.  Have your child cut a piece of wool yarn and place it on the line. Cutting is a great fine motor activity. When the line has dried, have your child trace the line with their finger from left to right.  Then, let your child use a writing utensil (this is our favorite writing utensil for new writers) to copy the line directly below the wool line.

writing activities for preschoolers wool yarn letters

2. Use glue to draw a letter on construction paper.  Have your child cut a piece of yarn and lay it on the glue to form the letter.  Allow to dry.  Once dry, encourage your child to trace the letter with their finger.  Then, have your child write the letter on another piece of paper using the wool letter as a model.

A simple and fun way to explore pre-writing and writing skills for preschoolers!

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. I know it sounds silly, but I get all teared up at the end of this book. Not sure what it is about it that gets me. What a great literacy extension that activates the sense of touch! I want to make these today!

  2. This looks like such a fun activity to try. I think my kids will like it.

  3. This is such a great sensory activity! It is also a great way to show them how to form letters without worrying about grasp.

  4. Fantastic idea! We are going to do this! Also, thanks for recommending the crayon rocks. I think they will be great for my son. 🙂

  5. What a smart way to work nursery rhymes in with a fine motor letter making activity! Brilliant!

  6. My preschoolers love Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, too! 🙂 This looks like a fun way to connect back to the nursery rhyme. I can see my kiddos having fun using yarn to create!

  7. This looks like a calming way to teach them to form letters. It’s something about yarn that makes me just feel at ease. I want to try this with my preschooler and just let my toddler play in some yarn.

  8. absolutely adore this activity!

  9. What a great idea! This will be a great activity to do with my son since we are working on his fine motor skills. I’ll be featuring this post tomorrow at the Thoughtful Spot! Thx for sharing.

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