If you’re looking to give your child a jump start before they head off to kindergarten, look no further; our list of letter T crafts is just what you need. These activities are low-cost and easy to try at home. None of them require expensive supplies or hours to prep. You know what that means, right? No more scouring Pinterest and pinning hundreds of ideas you’ll never get around to trying, Mama. You can simply bookmark this list and keep it handy for the next time you want some abc-learning inspo.
So, when you’re teaching your tot the alphabet, start here with our letter T crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. We’ve rounded up a fun collection of low-prep letter activities so that you don’t have to. And when you wrap these up, be sure to check out our letter A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S craft pages too.
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Easy Letter T Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
1. T Is for Tree — eHow
No other organism on earth lives as long as a tree. Wild! Did you know that you can tell how old a tree is by looking at its rings? Trained tree experts can also see environmental changes like volcanic eruptions or severe droughts. Learn all about the letter T with this terrific tree craft from eHow.
2. T Is for Tiger — Kids Activities
Tigers are incredible creatures. They’re the largest wild cats in the world. These big cats weigh an average of 450 pounds, and their tails grow to be up to three feet long. You can easily recognize them by their red-orange bodies and dark vertical stripes. Learn more about tigers and the letter T in this craft tutorial by Kids Activities on YouTube.
3. Find the Letter T — The Singing Walrus
Play seek and find with The Singing Walrus in this letter T learning video on YouTube. When you’re through, take dry erase markers and practice writing the letter T on windows and glass doors. You’ll love that this is a no-prep, low-cost activity, and your kids will love their new alphabet decor!
4. How to Draw a Turtle — Art for Kids Hub
Wanna know a turt-ally astonishing fact about turtles!? Turtles are the oldest reptile group in the world, easily beating out snakes, crocodiles, and alligators. In fact, these captivating creatures date all the way back to the days of the dinosaurs — over 200 million years ago! Learn how to draw a turtle in the video below.
5. How to Draw a T-Rex — Draw So Cute
Tyrannosaurus rex means “king of the tyrant lizards.” This giant reptile was built to lead, measuring 15 to 20 feet tall, 40 feet long, and weighing a whopping 7.5 tons. A fierce predator, the T-tex had bone-crushing jaws, eating up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite. Learn more about the letter T by drawing a T-tex with Draw So Cute on YouTube.
6. How to Fold a Paper Tulip — Red Ted Art
Tulips are beautiful blooms known for their bold colors and near-perfect symmetrical shape. They have three petals and three sepals, but the sepals look almost identical to the flower’s petals. For this reason, tulips seem as though they have six petals — giving them a full and shapely appearance. Learn how to fold a pretty paper tulip with Red Ted Art below.
7. Tiger Puppet Activity — Fun Activities for Kids
A tiger’s stripe pattern is unique — not unlike a human fingerprint. Stripes vary in width and color and are not symmetrical on either side. A science lesson on these fascinating felines is the perfect complement to learning about the letter T. Check out the tiger puppet activity below.
8. The Letter T Song — Jack Hartmann
Music is a popular art form and an excellent way to help kids learn their letters — the repetitive lyrics and catchy beats improve retention when a child is struggling with an academic concept. Let your littles dance their wiggles out with Jack Hartmann. Then, sit them down at the table and let them practice writing the letter T in different colors on white paper for a fun collage you can hang on the fridge.
9. Tornado in a Bottle — Ryan’s World
Tornadoes — also called twisters — are rapidly spinning tubes of air that touch both the ground and a cloud above. Meteorologists most commonly measure their strength using the Fujita scale, with an F0 causing minimal damage and an F5 causing massive damage. Kids can learn more about tornadoes in this tutorial by Ryan’s World that teaches them to make their own tornado in a bottle.
10. How to Draw a Tiger — Art for Kids Hub
Did you know a tiger can run as fast as a moving car? Tigers have been known to reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. So, it’s only fitting that a group of tigers is called a streak! We’d say that’s pretty accurate, wouldn’t you? Learn more about tigers and the letter T in this “how to draw a tiger” video from Art for Kids Hub on YouTube.
11. Mouth and Tooth Art
A child’s smile is unforgettable, so help them create their own mouth full of teeth using marshmallows, pink and red construction paper, scissors, and glue. Cut the pink construction paper into an oval. Then cut a capital D shape out of the red construction paper. Fold each side of the pink oval so that it sits up. Next, paste the D-shaped cut out inside of the pink oval so that it looks like a tongue. Based on your child’s smile, fill the edge of the oval with marshmallows. If their front two teeth are missing, leave a space, or if they have all their chompers, keep it in.
12. T is for Toy Train
Everyone loves trains, especially little kids. So, if you want to teach your child the letter T while fulfilling their dreams of becoming a train conductor, a toy train craft is the way to go. You’ll need colorful construction paper, tape, cotton balls, scissors, and glue. When they’re done with their creation, they can give all their small toys a ride.
13. Cup Telephone
Fun fact: That old cup and string phone trick actually works. So if you’d like to teach your little one a science less while also making one of the simplest and coolest crafts. You’re going to need plastic cups, yarn, and tape. Pop a small hole at the bottom of two cups. Then needle the yarn through the hole and tape it down. Do the same with the other end of the string with the other cup. Then give it a test drive and pick up the cup phone!