Remember rubbing coins through paper when you were a kid? momstown Newmarket-Aurora combined this with an alphabet craft at their Alphabet Play program - and made some great Q is for Quarter creations!
What you need:
- Construction paper
- Cut-out letter Q's
- White paper for rubbings
Show kids how to make coin rubbings by placing the quarter underneath a piece of white paper, and rubbing a crayon on top. It helps to secure the quarter with a piece of tape so it won't move.There is a sensory element to this process as well as fine motor - kids can feel the impressions they create with their fingers.
Have children do as many rubbings as they'd like, then help them cut them out so they have paper quarters.
Children can then glue the letter Q onto construction paper, colour it however they like, and then decorate with their cut-out paper quarters!
momstown loves Alphabet Crafts because they give children a chance to really interact with letters - their shapes, sounds, and meanings. Q is also for Quack - you can turn the letter into a duck - click here to learn how!