Our phonics focus this week were the letters X and Y - in Letterland that's Yellow Yo-Yo Man and Fix It Max. After we introduce each new sound and talk about some words where we can find them, we jump straight into a fun craft to match. All well and good... until I came to X and Y. I was really struggling to find something fun and creative for the kidlets to make for these letters - is it just me or does everyone find them tricky? I thought I might share what I eventually came up with just in case it might help others who were stuck like me! (These are just my spin on ideas that have been around for a while!)
X = X-Rays!
We traced around the kids' hands with white chalk on black paper. They then used craft glue to stick cotton tips onto their hands as bones.
Y = Yaks!
I saw something similar to this after I googled, but I can't find my way back to that page! The kids cut an uppercase Y out of brown card and glued on the horns, mouth and eyes. I just drew a template for all the pieces, except the eyes that we punched using 2 different sized circles. We drew nostrils and a mouth on with markers.
Hopefully this post is inspiring for anyone who was stuck for ideas like I was! If you have any other clever ideas leave me a comment with your suggestion for others to borrow. :)