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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter W Lesson Plan

Letter W Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter W

Book(s):

  • Walter in the Woods and the Letter W by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed
  • Wan and the Dog Wash: The Sound of W by Joanne Meier and Cecilia Minden
  • Ww by Kelly Doudna
  • My “W” Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. W” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZlyBQCYAYI)

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS pages 366-371
  • BPW pages 184-187
  • Language Arts page 40
  • LLA pages 48-49
  • PALAW page 25
  • Uppercase page 25
  • Lowercase page 23

American Sign Language: Hold the index and middle fingers apart and pointing up. Rest the other fingers and thumb on the palm. (https://parentingpatch.com/baby-sign-language-fingerspelling-v-w-x/)

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Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter W Book

Materials

  • Little Letter W Book template (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/rhymes-for-letter-w-little-letter-w-book/)
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler

Directions

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  1. Print the Little Letter W Book template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
  3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
  4. Staple the book together.
  5. Read the Little Letter W Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Paper Wagons

Materials

  • Red and black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Cut the red construction paper into a large rectangle.
  2. Cut the black construction paper into two small circles and one long rectangle.
  3. Glue the black circles on the bottom of the red rectangle.
  4. Glue the long black rectangle on the side of the red rectangle.

Craft/Activity 3: Watermelon Ws (http://www.themeasuredmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/W-is-for-watermelo-590×442.gif)

Materials

  • Letter W template (http://www.quality-kids-crafts.com/support-files/letter-w-template.pdf)
  • Blank paper
  • Red and green paper
  • Black dot stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Print the letter W template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut the red and green paper into small squares.
  3. Glue the green squares on the bottom of the Ws and the red squares on the top.
  4. Place black dot stickers on the red squares.

Optional: Set the finished W craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

Letter Review: CCBS pages 372-373

References

Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

Image Credits

Letter W Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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