Teaching letters to your toddler doesn’t have to be boring – especially when there is insects involved! Learn how to teach the letter I to your toddlers with these fun activities!
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Make the Letter
Print the poke page (or draw the letter on a piece of paper) and have your child poke the letter with a toothpick or an oversized push pin. Be sure to keep a close watch over your child while doing this activity since sharp points are involved.
This is a shape tracing page. I was very surprised to see my toddler actually attempted to trace the shapes instead of just color them.
Make a thumbprint on the jar picture (printable in curriculum). Add eyes, wings, and antennae to make it a bug. Punch a hole and put it on a yarn necklace and add beads.
Match caterpillar/butterfly toys to correct place on a printable.
Use colored pasta to decorate the butterfly (printable in curriculum).
Put plastic bugs in a “spider web.” Pull insects out to help them “escape.”
Use tongs to transfer “caterpillars” (pipe cleaners with beads on them) into spots in water bottle ice cube tray.
Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have a pop-up version that is really cool and it’s my toddler’s favorite book.
Letter I Craft
Paper towel and watercolor butterfly. Have your toddler paint the paper towel to make wings for your “butterfly.”
Add a pipe cleaner around the middle of the paper towel to create the body and antennas.
Letter I Sensory Bin
We used lentils for the base of our letter I sensory bin.
Read about our ABC Sensory Bins here.