White Collage

Preschool Reading & Writing Activities: White Collage

What You Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Craft glue or glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Variety of white materials (these may be found around the home, and might include doilies, paper towels, fabric scraps, felt scraps, pipe cleaners, pieces of paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, cotton balls, or yarn)

What You Do:

  1. Initiate a discussion about the letter ‘W" with your child. Ask her to draw the letter ‘W’ on a piece of paper, and then make a sound for the letter. Help her to think of words that begin with the letter. Finally, ask her what colour begins with the letter ‘W’ (white).
  2. Ask your child to name a season that begins with the letter "W" (winter). Discuss the winter weather and snow. Talk about what colour the snow is.
  3. Now, for the fun part! Invite her to go on a scavenger hunt for items that are winter white. These can be art materials purchased at a craft store or regular household objects such as cotton balls or a paper towel.
  4. Have her cut or tear the objects into different shapes and sizes.
  5. Help her to arrange the white objects onto the cardboard, and then glue them onto the cardboard securely.
  6. Once dry, discuss the collage. Make sure to ask her questions about winter, the colour white, and the letter "W."

Extend this type of activity into other letters! Stick with a colour and letter theme, or try another letter-based concept such as animals or places. Consider having your child cut out the letters from magazines or newspapers to add to the collage.

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