One of my favorite things to teach is reading. I love helping little ones learn to recognize letters and the sounds they make, which will eventually lead to reading. That light bulb moment when a letter transforms from a squiggly line into something a child can recognize as a sound is magical. One fun way to help solidify letter sounds and recognition is with alphabet crafts! Alphabet crafts are the perfect way to mix learning and craft time for little ones, and they are so much fun to make. There are a million and one things you can turn letters into. In this series, I created a series of animal alphabet crafts that are super-easy and do-able in any size classroom. I’ve even created some free letter templates you can use to make these crafts even easier! Starting with this A is for alligator letter craft, there is a whole new way to learn the alphabet!
Don’t forget to download the letter A activity pack to go along with this letter craft!
A is for Alligator Letter Craft
What you’ll need to make the A is for Alligator alphabet craft:
- Letter A template
- Glue sticks
- Googly eyes
- Construction paper
Print the template onto regular computer paper, or directly onto green paper. Layer the template over several pieces of green paper so you can cut multiple letters out at once.
For each alligator, cut out two sets of two teeth, one ear, and a piece of yarn to be a bow. This can be a hair bow or a bow tie, depending on the child. Each child will also need one googly eye.
Turn the alligator on its side and follow the picture below for designing the alligator. Don’t forget to have each child sign the back of their alligator so they can tell which alligator belongs to who!
Glue the alligator to another piece of paper, or use it as-is!
Add even more learning to this activity when you get the Letter A activity mini pack!