Do ‘U’ know what our August Alphabet Challenge letter is today? ‘U’ is a tricky one for the fact that we use it so much in word pronunciation, but the number of words starting with ‘U’ are limited. I hope ‘u’ and your little ones have a fun learning day!
- Get out your umbrellas and rain boots and take a walk in the rain.
- Set up an obstacle course with obstacles for your child to crawl under.
- Do a puzzle of the United States. Don’t have one, make one! In a search engine, type “map of United States.” Print it out, paste the print out on the back of an empty cereal box (this just makes it sturdier). Then cut around each state’s borders, scramble up the pieces and work with your child to put the picture back together again.
- Play baseball or t-ball and let someone be the umpire and call out “strike, ball, fowl ball, you’re out, safe”!
Books: “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen; “The Umbrella” by Ingrid & Dieter Schubert
Coloring Page: Letter U coloring page
- Make umbrella art. Have your child draw and umbrella on a piece of blue paper. Put glue everywhere you want glue and sprinkle the page with rice! (Idea found at www.everything preschool.com)
- Finger-painted rain & umbrella scene. Cut an umbrella shape out of colored construction paper. Have your child decorate it with markers, paint or stick-on gems and paste the umbrella onto a piece of white paper. Glue on a pipe cleaner for the umbrella’s handle. Have you child finger paint blue rain drops on the page (and maybe a puddle at the bottom too) for a beautiful masterpiece!
Food: Ugli fruit, umbricelli pasta
Rhyme: Up in the Green Orchard
- Long ‘U’ sound: unicorn, universe, unite, United States, utensil, unicycle
- Short ‘U’ sound: umbrella, ukulele, umpire, underwear, under, up, upward, udder, utter, usher, urge, urgent, until, ugly, uncle, us,
Also, see my Pinterest board on “Letter Activities” for more ideas!
Remember… every time you leave a comment about more creative ways to have letter fun or when you share your family’s activities, you will be entered into the August Back-to-School Contest (ABC)! Tuesday, September 3rd, I will draw out one lucky reader to receive a Back-to-School Basket for you and your child to enjoy!
Up in the green orchard,
There is a green tree.
The finest of pippins,
That you may see.
The apples are ripe,
And ready to fall,
And Robin and Richard,
Shall gather them all.