Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, teaching kids to read and write is no easy task. To help you out, we’ve put together a collection of easy letter P crafts that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Check them out below. When you’re finished, check out our letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, and O craft pages too!
Before we dive into a flurry of construction paper, safety scissors, pipe cleaners, and glue sticks, here are a few more tips for creating a literacy-rich environment at home and school.
- Read early and often. Reading aloud to kids is the number one way to expand vocabularies, increase comprehension, and foster a lifelong love of books.
- Take a “picture walk” through each book before you read it. You can do this by flipping through the pages and letting your child speculate on what they think might happen based on the pictures they see.
- Label everything. Take sticky notes or masking tape and write words like “lamp,” “door,” “couch,” and “refrigerator” on them. Then, stick them everywhere. This is a simple, low-cost way to increase word recognition by associating words with the objects they represent.
- When you’re watching a movie together, pause every so often and talk about elements of the story like characters, plot, setting, and conflict. You can also discuss literary themes such as love, redemption, and good vs. evil. Another fun activity is to try to predict the ending. The winner gets bragging rights!
Keep reading for our collection of easy letter P crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
Letter P Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
1. P Is For Popcorn — All Kids Network
Pop some popcorn to go along with this “snacktivity” as you learn all about the letter P with All Kids Network. If you’re looking for more, check out their YouTube channel for lots of letter learning fun.
2. Easy Panda Craft — Unleashing Creativity
Have fun crafting this beary cute panda with Unleashing Creativity. The hands-on tutorial provided is perfect for busy parents and teachers looking for a simple activity to supplement a lesson on the letter P.
3. How To Make A Penguin — Paper Crafts TR
Brrrrrr! It’s cold in here. There must be a penguin in the atmosphere! Check out this easy letter P paper project with a Happy Feet twist.
4. P Is For Piano — Rosie Reader
Looking to inspire a young musician? Look no further. This piano craft does double duty — a music lesson and letter learning all in one. It even comes with a free printable template.
5. How To Draw A Pizza — Art For Kids Hub
Serve up a delectable treat with this pizza drawing guide from Art For Kids Hub. When you’re done, earn some cool parent cred by taking the whole family out for the real thing!
6. Princess Drawing Tutorial — Art For Kids Hub
Do you have a princess in your midst? If so, learn all about the letter P with this easy how-to from Art For Kids Hub. Your little one will learn how to draw Tiana from Princess and the Frog. Want more? They’ve got an entire Disney Princess playlist on YouTube. Find it here.
7. Letter P Song — Have Fun Teaching
Learn all about the letter P with this catchy, upbeat song from Have Fun Teaching. Once your kids dance all their wiggles out, have them take old magazines (you can let friends know you’re looking if you don’t have any of your own!) and cut out letter Ps in all shapes and sizes and glue them to poster board for a letter P collage.
8. How To Fold An Origami Pig — Art For Kids Hub
Art For Kids Hub is back at it again with an adorable parent-kid tutorial for folding an origami pig! Be sure to check it out for some farmyard letter learning fun. Oink oink!
9. Peacock Folds
Peacocks are arguably one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, so help your kid create their own. Roll a colorful piece of paper into a short tube. Then cut strips of construction paper into long rectangles. Glue the ends of the rectangle together so they create a loop-like structure. When they’ve finished drying, glue each loop to the back of the rolled piece of paper so it fans out like a peacock’s tail. Finally, add some googly eyes and cut out two yellow feet to add to your craft.
More P Crafts to Try
10. Purple Eggplant Pizzazz
Eggplants are probably one of the wonkiest veggies in the world. But what makes them even more special is their unique purple color. Make your very own oddly colored squash using a long purple balloon, green felt, and glue. After you blow up the balloon, tie off the end. Then cut the green felt into leaves and a short stem. Glue that to the top of the balloon. You can add even more pizzazz to your purple plant by adding googly eyes, and a marker-made smile.
11. Make a Pal
Cut out a human-shaped paper for your child. Before your kiddo decorates their paper pal, discuss who they want their pal to be. Ask them questions like what their pal’s favorite color is, what they like to do, and how they are feeling. After your talk, give your child the supplies they’ll need to build their buddy. When they’re finished, chat with them about the artistic choices they made.
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