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To help Cakey and Doodles learn the letter A we made Letter A is for Alligator and Apple craft. I really like these kinds of crafts because they help both girls not only learn the letter and something that starts with that letter but the craft allows them to work on learning to use glue neatly. Neatly being the key word. While Cakey is able to use glue by herself she is not always very neat and Doodles is still learning.
The first time Cakey and I did these crafts was in 2014. We are now on our second time going through them (Doodles is on her first time). You can see in the photos at the end a comparison of Cakey’s first time and her second and also Doodles first time. I am hoping to add additional photos when we do our letter A is for Alligator and Apple craft again next year.
The first time we made this craft I free handed the additional pieces and cut them out from scrap construction paper. This time I created the images and printed them out. You can find the printables for free here Letter A Alligator Apple via Dropbox. In this file you will find a large capital A, a lower case a, and a page with triangles (for teeth), an eye, leaf, and seed-like shapes.
While the girls were working on their letter “A” crafts, I read Zack’s Alligator and 10 Apples Up On Top from our Tot School Letter A Books list.
Here’s how we did our Letter A is for Alligator and Apple Craft:
Capital A Alligator
- Large capital letter A from page 2 of the Letter A Alligator Apple file
- Construction paper
- Page 4 print out in the Letter A Alligator Apple file or white scrap paper
- Googly eyes (optional) or use the eye in the Letter A Alligator Apple file
- Print the large capital A on green construction paper.
- Cut out the capital A.
- Print page 4 of the Letter A Alligator Apple file or on white scrap paper cut out some triangles for teeth and a circle for the eye or use a googly eye.
- With your help, have your child glue the teeth to the back of the alligator so that they will be showing on the front.
- After gluing on the teeth, glue the alligator to the construction paper.
- Glue the alligator’s eye on or attach a googly eye.
Lower case a apple
- Large lower case a from page 3 of the Letter A Alligator Apple file
- Construction paper
- Page 4 from Letter A Alligator Apple file
- Print the large lower case a on red (or another apple color) construction paper.
- Cut out the lower case a.
- Print out page 4 of the Letter A Alligator Apple file and cut them out or free hand some seed and leaf.
- With your help, have your child glue the a to another sheet of construction paper.
- Glue the seeds and leaf onto the apple.
Cakey’s first Letter A is for Alligator and Apple Craft 2014
As you can see, Cakey really expressed herself while coloring the pictures. Of course, I found her choice of red on the alligator’s teeth comical but I did not mention anything to her. When James came home she excitedly showed him her alligator and apple. James said, “I see the alligator just finished eating.” Cakey thought this was funny.
Cakey’s second Letter A is for Alligator and Apple Craft 2016/2017
Doodles first Letter A is for Alligator and Apple Craft 2016/2017
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Have you and your kids ever made a Letter A is for craft? What animal or food did you make for the letter A?
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