We’re moving right along in our letter of the week activities! Last we did our Letter C Clown Craft, so we are working on letter D this week. We like to start out each letter with a craft. I find this to be a simple and inviting way to introduce a new letter. Even something as simple as this Letter D Dove Craft can help with letter recognition, letter formation, and beginning sounds.
How To Make A Letter D Dove Craft:
- Letter D and Dove Templates
- Craft Foam
- Black Marker
- Paper or Card Stock
- Googly Eyes
To prepare for this activity, download the letter D and dove templates (click on the button below) and print them onto paper or card stock. Next, cut the letter templates 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 D onto a piece of craft foam and cut it out. Next, they will trace the dove template onto white craft foam and cut it out. If your students don’t have the fine motor skills or hand muscle strength to cut yet, they may need hand over hand support.
After cutting out the pieces, the children will glue the dove to the letter D. Next, they will draw a beak on the orange craft foam and cut it out. They will then glue the beak onto the dove.
Finally, the children will glue on a googly eye. They will then use a black marker to add detail to the beak and wings.
I hope that you all love this Letter D Dove Craft and that it helps your kids with recognizing the fourth letter of the alphabet.
You May Like To Read:
You can refer to these books when learning the letter D.