03 Oct W is for Web
I didn’t expect that our “W” week would be so much fun! When I was trying to come up with activities that week the W words that came to my mind was water, walrus, and white. We’ve done a lot of water-related activities so I wanted to skip that. A walrus craft? Probably. White on black board? We didn’t have a black board back then nor do I have white/pastel pens for my black paper.
So I decided to dig through my homeschool bin and found some awesome things like WOW stickers, a W letter template, a printed folder, yarn, and WASHI tapes! Here’s our wonderful “W” week went:
Books and the Bible
We read “Wild About Books,” a great book about animals who learned to love books (some even became writers!) when a mobile library parked at the zoo by mistake! This is one of our favorites! He learned the word “redundant” from it. 🙂 Haha! We read and sang “The Wheels on the Bus” and I particularly love the version we have because the passengers are animals and each of them are doing different things on the bus.
The two Care Bears books there are Timmy’s favorites, “Wish Bear’s Promise” (what happens when you wish too much) and “Wishing Star” (reality-based wishes vs. wishful thinking). “What Happens Next” is a great book that presents kids with different scenarios. They then need to lift the flap to know what happens next! 🙂 The other books we read were “Who Moos?,” “Whose Mouse Are You?,” and “We’re Different, We’re Same” (a great book for teaching about diversity!).
For our Bible verse, we learned about WISDOM and how Solomon asked for wisdom instead of riches. We discussed how important it is to ask God for wisdom and guidance in every decision that we make. 🙂
Meet my officemate in action! Haha! Yes, he was sharing my workspace right there. He didn’t want to work on his desk so he stayed there and worked on his letter template using WOW stickers. Well, I wouldn’t mind having a cute colleague by my side. 🙂 We then worked on his W writing by doing his all-time favorite activity of putting the missing letter and writing words that begin with W. I do the latter activity to challenge him to remember the W words he has learned before. Same goes with the other letters we had. 🙂
Arts and Crafts
Since my little man loves Spider-man, we decided to do some WEB WEAVING! 🙂 I cut out a big W then asked Timmy to do the punching. We used a one-hole puncher, by the way. We were supposed to do a WATCH but Timmy got so engrossed with the weaving that I’ve decided to put the watch activity on hold. This activity is great for fine motor skills and will train your child to be really focused! It’s challenging at first but once your little one gets his groove, he will love it! 🙂
We also did an art activity using WASHI tapes! 🙂 Actually, you can use masking tape for this! I created W patterns using the tape then asked Timmy to paint on it. The result is a great W pattern artwork! He used green, blue, and yellow, which resulted in different shades of green when you look at it up close. 🙂
There goes our W week! What other activities have you done with the letter W? I’d love to hear from you! Watch out for our V week on my next blog post! Thanks for dropping by! 🙂