We are starting our Letter of the Week series with this Letter A Aquarium Craft. This ocean themed craft is a fun way to introduce young children to the first letter of the alphabet. It is also a creative activity that will help children develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength too.
How To Make A Letter A Aquarium Craft:
- Craft Foam (in a variety of colors)
- Black Marker
- Paper or Card Stock
To prepare to make this letter craft, download the letter A template (click on the button below) and print it onto paper or cardstock. Next, cut the letter A out. If you are making these with a group of children, you may want to make a few letter templates. I usually make one or two per table so the students can take turns using it.
To begin the activity, the children will trace the letter A onto a piece of blue craft foam and cut it out. If the children do not have the fine motor skills or hand muscle strength to cut, they may need hand over hand support.
Next, the children will cut two pieces out of the yellow craft foam and glue to the bottom of your letter A for the sand. They will then cut two or three pieces out of the green craft foam and glue the ends on top of the yellow craft foam to create seaweed.
While the glue dries, the children will draw fish on the purple craft foam (or any color), cut them out, and glue them onto letter A. They will draw a black dot for the fish’s eyes and bubbles above the fish.
The children will then draw seashell shapes. As an option, they can draw lines on the seashells to add detail. Finally, they will glue the seashells onto the letter A.