Whether you are a teacher or a parent, teaching children to read and write is no easy task. To help you out, we’ve put together a collection of Easy Letter P Crafts that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Check them out below. When you’re done, also check out our A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N and O letter making pages!
Before diving into a blast of construction paper, safety scissors, pipe cleaners, and glue sticks, here are some more tips for creating a literacy-rich environment at home and at school.
- Read early and often. Reading aloud to children is the number one way to expand vocabulary, improve comprehension, and foster a lifelong love of books.
- Take a “picture walk” through each book before reading it. You can do this by flipping through the pages and letting your child speculate what they think might happen based on the pictures they see.
- Label everything. Take sticky notes or masking tape and write words like “lamp”, “door”, “sofa” and “refrigerator” on them. Then stick them everywhere. This is a simple and inexpensive way to increase word recognition by associating words with the objects they represent.
- When watching a movie together, take a break every now and then and talk about elements of the story like the characters, plot, setting, and conflict. You can also discuss literary themes such as love, redemption, and good versus evil. Another fun activity is trying to predict the end. The winner has the right to brag!
Read on for our collection of easy letter P crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
Letter P Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
1. P is for popcorn – All Kids Network
Pop some popcorn to go along with this “snack activity” as you learn all about the letter P with All Kids Network. If you’re looking for more, check out their YouTube channel for lots of letter learning fun.
2. Easy Panda Craft – Unleash Creativity
Have fun making it bear cute panda with Unleash Creativity. The provided hands-on tutorial is perfect for busy parents and teachers looking for a simple activity to complete a lesson on the letter P.
3. How to Make a Penguin – Paper Crafts TR
Brrrrrr! It’s cold here. There must be a penguin in the mood! Check out this easy letter P paper project with a Happy Feet twist.
4. P is for piano – Rosie Reader
Are you looking to inspire a young musician? Look no further. This piano profession fulfills a double function: a music lesson and a learning of letters all in one. It even comes with a free printable template.
5. How to Draw Pizza – Art For Kids Hub
Serve up a delicious treat with this pizza drawing guide from Art For Kids Hub. When you’re done, earn some parental credit by taking the whole family for real!
6. Princess Drawing Tutorial – Art for Kids Hub
Do you have a princess among you? If so, learn all about the letter P with this easy tutorial from Art For Kids Hub. Your little one will learn to draw Tiana from The princess and the Frog. Want more? They have a full Disney Princesses playlist on YouTube. Find it here.
7. Song of the Letter P – Have Fun Teaching
Learn all about the letter P with this catchy and upbeat song from Have Fun Teaching. After your kids have all their fancy dress dancing, have them grab some old magazines (you can let your friends know you’re looking if you don’t have one!) And cut out letters P of all shapes and sizes. and glue them poster board for a letter P collage.
8. How to Fold an Origami Pig – Art For Kids Hub
Art For Kids Hub is back with an adorable parent-child tutorial for folding an origami pig! Be sure to check it out for fun learning farm letters. Squeak squeak!
9. Peacock folds
Peacocks are arguably one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, so help your child create theirs. Roll a piece of colored paper into a short tube. Next, cut strips of construction paper into long rectangles. Glue the ends of the rectangle together so that they create a loop-like structure. When they’re done drying, glue each loop to the back of the rolled-up piece of paper so that it unfurls like a peacock’s tail. Finally, add googly eyes and cut out two yellow feet to add to your craft.
10. Purple Eggplant Pizzazz
Eggplants are probably one of the wackiest vegetables in the world. But what makes them even more special is their unique purple color. Make your own oddly colored squash using a long purple balloon, green felt, and glue. After inflating the balloon, tie off the end. Then cut the green felt into leaves and short stems. Glue it to the top of the balloon. You can add even more spice to your purple plant by adding googly eyes and a smiley marker.
11. Make a buddy
Cut out a human-shaped paper for your child. Before your child decorates their paper boyfriend, discuss who they want their boyfriend to be. Ask them questions like, what is their boyfriend’s favorite color, what do they like to do and how are they feeling? After your speech, give your child the supplies they will need to build their buddy. When they are finished, discuss with them the artistic choices they have made.