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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Letter "P" once more...

The Letter "P" Stamps
Let the children use the Letter "P" stamps or sponges with pink or purple paint to create an art project.

The Letter "P" Collage

Have the children cut out the letter "P" from magazines and glue them onto a piece of "P" shaped paper or a paper plate.

Decorate a Letter
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Cut out the letter "P" from construction paper.  Have the children decorate the letter "P" with glitter, paint, markers or other art materials.

Glue Letters
Place glue on a piece of paper in the shape of the letter "P". Have the children place glitter, colored rice  or koolaid on the glue.

Contact Paper Art

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You will need a reverse image of a letter "P". Place the image on the table and place a piece of contact paper, sticky side up over the image. Supply the children with scraps of construction paper or tissue paper. (Pieces of a plastic lei were used for the photo of this project) Children use the scraps to create the image on the contact paper.

Letter Art

Place masking tape on a piece of finger painting paper to create the letter "P". Allow the child to paint the picture. After the paint had dried remove the tape.

Cotton Letters

Place glue on a piece of paper in shape of the letter "P". Have the children place cotton balls on the paper.

Letter Rubbings
Cut the letter "P" from paper doilys or sandpaper. Tape these letters to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the letters and rub a crayon over the letter.

Letter Shaped Potato Prints
Cut a large potato in half. You will need a "P" letter shaped cookie cutter that will fit on the potato half. Press the cookie cutter into the flat side of the potato. Then, using a knife, cut the potato around the outside of the cookie cutter, leaving a letter shaped potato stamp. Supply the children with the potato stamps, different colored paints, and paper. Have the children dip the potatoes in the paint and press them firmly onto the paper. If the potatoes are not cut evenly the shapes will not appear clearly.

Letter Match
Write upper case letter "P" on one set of index cards in different colors and lower case on another. Have the children find the matches.

Bean Bag Toss

Obtain a large piece of cardboard. A large, unfolded box works well. Cut the letter P out of the cardboard. Paint the cardboard. When dry let the children throw bean bags through the holes.

Letter Hop

Cut out large "P" shapes from colored paper (shelf liner works REALLY well). Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor and ask the children to hop from one letter to another. These may also be used at seat markers for group time.

Letter Bingo

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Create your own bingo cards and call letters for a bingo game. Your flash cards can be the same case or a different case than the bingo cards. You can also use images that begin with the letter "P".

The Letter "P" Pretzels
Make your own pretzels and shape them like letters of the alphabet.

The Letter "P" rolls

Shape roll or biscuits into letter shapes before baking.

The Letter "P" Cookies

Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe to maek the dough. Use letter shaped cookie cutter, bake. When cool decorate as desired.

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