For this letter of the week activity you will need to dig out some old keys. I was able to ask around and find friends willing to donate keys from their junk drawers (just in case you don’t already have extras).
After you’ve finished this Letter K activity you might want to check out some of the other fun key activities I shared in week 2 of the Family Book Club: The Secret Garden.
Letter K Activity: Key Press
What you need: Letter K, construction paper, glue, paint, a paper plate and keys.
To prepare the Letter K Activity; print out the Letter K, glue it on a piece of construction paper and write the word Key on the bottom of the paper.
Add paint to a paper plate. Let your little one dip the key into the paint or paint the key (or a mixture of both). Press the painted key onto the letter K.
Tips (to maximize learning): 1. Talk about the patterns design left by the keys, what’s the same and what is different. 2. Make a little experiment out of it. What makes the best print, a lot of paint or a little paint? 3. Once the paint as dried come back to the Letter K… can you match the key to the print?
This post originally appeared on March 20, 2011.