FREEBIE ALERT! This activity is not only a fun one, but we are giving you the template to use with your preschooler! One of the most fun activities (and most effective for preschoolers), is combining learning with crafting. This corn craftivity is a great example of taking a learning activity and adapting it to the season you’re in. Your preschooler will be practicing lowercase letter identification, while also working on his/her fine motor skills. It's a craft...it's a learning activity...it's a "craftivity!"
With this FREE download, there are a variety of different ways you can use it to fit the learning level your preschooler is currently at. You can download it as is, in color, and have your child complete it at mentioned below. You can print it without color and add in the element of coloring the corn cob and husk. There is also a blank version added that allows you to fill in the circle with the learning skill you are currently working on. Don't miss out on this FREE DOWNLOAD!
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The Importance of Lowercase Letter Recognition
The core skill this activity focuses on is lowercase letter recognition. This is a more advanced skill for preschoolers and should not be skipped over before entering kindergarten. Letter recognition in general is important to get early learners ready to read. Lowercase letter recognition is particularly important because most reading materials are written with lowercase letters.
Combining Learning and Crafting!
corn husk printout (download here)
yellow dot stickers, labeled with lowercase letters
Step 1 Prior to the activity, cut out the corn cob and leaves. If your child is working on his/her cutting skills, you can have them cut out the pieces.
Step 2 Label the yellow dot stickers with the same letters printed on the corn cob.
Step 3 Your child will take the yellow dot stickers and match them to the circles on the cob with the same letter.
Step 4 Once the entire cob has been matched, your child will glue the leaves onto the cob at the base. He/she may need your support with placement of the leaves.
Take Learning to the Next Level
If your preschooler has mastered letter recognition of the lowercase letters, you can label the stickers with the uppercase equivalent and have your child match the uppercase letters with their matching lowercase letters. You can also have pictures of items drawn on the stickers. Your child has to match the item with the beginning letter of each item. These are just a couple ways to increase the level of this activity.
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