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
How To Make:
To prepare to make this letter craft, download the letter A template (click on the button below) and print it onto paper or card stock. 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 share.
To begin the activity, your students will trace the letter A onto a piece of blue craft foam and cut it out.
Next, your students 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, your students 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.
Your students will then draw seashell shapes on craft foam. As an option, they can draw lines on them to add detail. Finally, they will cut the shells glue them onto the letter A.
This Letter A Aquarium Craft will be a fun way to learn about the first letter of the alphabet. It will also be a great addition to your Letter of the Week units.
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