White Collage

What You Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Craft glue or glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Variety of white materials (these may be found around the home, and might include doilies, paper towels, fabric scraps, felt scraps, pipe cleaners, pieces of paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, cotton balls, or yarn)

What You Do:

  1. Initiate a discussion about the letter ‘W" with your child. Ask your child to draw the letter ‘W’ on a piece of paper, and then make a sound for the letter. Help them think of words that begin with the letter. Finally, ask what color begins with the letter ‘W’ (white).
  2. Ask your child to name a season that begins with the letter "W" (winter). Discuss the winter weather and snow. Talk about what color the snow is.
  3. Now, for the fun part! Invite them to go on a scavenger hunt for items that are winter white. These can be art materials purchased at a craft store or regular household objects such as cotton balls or a paper towel.
  4. Have them cut or tear the objects into different shapes and sizes.
  5. Help them arrange the white objects onto the cardboard, and then glue them onto the cardboard securely.
  6. Once dry, discuss the collage. Make sure to ask questions about winter, the color white, and the letter "W."

Extend this type of activity into other letters! Stick with a color and letter theme, or try another letter-based concept such as animals or places. Consider having your child cut out the letters from magazines or newspapers to add to the collage.

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