Letter W Craft: Whale

When it comes to learning the letter W, the whale is the first animal that comes to mind for the letter W Craft. Whales are tons of fun for kids, as they are the largest mammal in the world. While you are learning about the letter W, you can talk about things that start with W, or talk about special whale characteristics that only whales have. This craft is suitable for use in both the preschool and kindergarten classroom as it has few pieces and is mostly coloring for the kids, even though it’s super adorable!

When it comes to learning the letter W, the whale is the first animal that comes to mind for the letter W Craft. Whales are tons of fun.

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Letter W Craft: Whale Craft

What you’ll need to make the W is for whale craft for each kid:

  • 1 paper plate
  • Markers
  • Blue pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • 1 googly eye

When it comes to learning the letter W, the whale is the first animal that comes to mind for the letter W Craft. Whales are tons of fun.

W is for Whale Craft Directions

  1. Draw the outline of a whale’s body onto the paper plate and cut out. Kids can do this if they are old enough, or you can do it for them if they are younger.
  2. Color in the whale with markers.
  3. Add a smile and a googly eye to the whale’s face.
  4. Twist two sections of pipe cleaners into a sort of W shape to look like the spray of the whale from the blow hole.
  5. Glue the water to the back of the whale.

While the kids are coloring their whales, ask them to think of other things that start with the letter W. Maybe some of them have names that start with W, or there are things in the room that start with W as well. Create a list and display it on the wall.

Kids will love this fun whale activity and you can display the artwork at school or allow the children to take their whales home with them.

The craft is easy and should only take about 20 minutes from start to finish

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Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

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