We're getting close to the end of the alphabet in our preschool co-op, and I've been trying to come up with some fun (and different ways) to identify letters. Today we showcased "V" and had so much fun with the following activity: Vacuuming V's
I wrote the letter V on several small pieces of scrap paper (if you child is old enough you could have them help with this part - simply writing and cutting out the Vs would take a long time) and scattered them on the floor. Then I gave each of our "V-Technicians" (or "V-Techs") a special vest (made of a brown paper bag which we decorated later) headphones, and a vacuum and let them "vacuum the V's". They had so much fun with this.
Of course there was some experimentation with suction . . .
and my floor is a lot cleaner than it has been in a long time (added bonus). A variation on this "game" would be to include several letters (in addition to V) and have your child try to pick up only the pieces with the letter V on them.
A perfect Sesame Street classic to complete this activity. Do any of you remember this?