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Letter "Nn" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities
We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities after it is introduced.
"Nn" is for Necklace
For younger children just learning to string pasta we like to use rigatoni. Older childrne use smaller holed pasta like macaroni. Tape up one end of a length yarn to make a stiff end for easy stringing.
Make your own colored pasta. Put a tablespoon or two of alcohol in a bowl and add a few drops of food coloring. Add pasta and stir until it is colored. Spread out on a plate or a pan if you are doing a larger amount.
Sometimes I make the yarn strings with one end soaked in glue. Rub glue on the tip of the yarn strings (about two inches or so). Seperate the strings and let dry. The ends stay stiff long enough to make the necklaces and wont get caught on the pasta like the tape does.
"Nn" is for Newspaper.
Cut out peices of newspaper and glue to the letter.
Other ideas for collaging with letter Nn,
Nickels or Nickel crayon rubbings,
Use stickers or find things in magazines that start with N.
Get The letter Nn Template here...
Carl's Corner Letter N - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.
Letter N Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this. They are about $2 or $3 per bag at Walmart. Also available from school supply stores. We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder.
Group Time Activity
Cut out necktie shapes from construction paper. If possible, provide material strips, wallpaper scraps and glue for children to decorate their neckties. Ask them to print the letters Nn on the fronts of their ties. When neckties are dry, punch a hole in the top of each one and string yarn through the hole. Invite children to wear their neckties for the rest of the day.
Bring in large tube shaped noodles, such as rigatoni. Hold up the noodles for the children and ask them to repeat the word noodles with you, elongating the n sound. Then tell children they are going to have nooldle relay races. Divide the children into teams. Each player uses a straw to try and blow a noodle across a smooth surface until it crosses the finish line. The player then places her noodle in a basket at the end of the line. The first team to get all of its noodles in the pot wins.
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