Letter of the Week ~ A ~ Apple Stamping

Yeah, lets start with A!

what you need: Paint brush ~ tempera
paint ~ construction paper ~ apple ~ Letter A Printout ~ glue ~ scissors

To prepare the Letter A; print out the A, glue it on a piece of construction paper and write the word apple on the bottom of the paper.

Cut an apple in half, let the kids use paint brushes to coat apples with red, yellow, and/or green paint (you can also spread paint in a dish or on a paper plate for the kids to dip the apples.)  When they press the apples onto the paper the apples will leave a cool design.

Questions(to ask your kids): “What do you think will happen when this apple is pressed on the paper?”  “How does the apple feel in your hand?”  “Can you think of any other words that start with an A?” (Make both A sounds and help them come up with some ideas if they have a hard time.)

Tips(to maximize learning):  1. Make sure to have a few extra sheets of construction paper, just in case the stamping is so much fun your little one wants to keep going!  2. Have your drying area ready before you start.  Spread out newspaper on a nearby counter or table. 3.  Before I hung up the Letter A, after the paint dried, I went back and outlined the A with a sharpie.


About Jillian

I love to create. I have tried many different mediums; sewing, cake decorating and storytelling are some of my very favorites. I have been a stay at home mom for 5 years (with a brief part time job somewhere in there.) Before I became a Mommy, I was co owner and teacher of a home family child care. I plan to jump right back into teaching preschool as soon as my kids are in school.
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