V is for Vegetables Letter V Activity was inspired by the book Vegetables in a Van and Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French. It is a great story to introduce children to the letter V and motivate them into making their very own Letter V Vegetable Collage.
Making the letter V Vegetable Collage is simple and fun activity that provides the opportunity to expose children to the V, identify what the letter V looks like, what sound it makes and associate this words that make begin with this sound.
I have incorporated a free printable for this activity in both cursive and standard print. The dotted letters provides the opportunity for children to practise reading and writing as they trace over the dotted letters.
What you will need?
You will need supermarket food catalogues with pictures of vegetables, glue, pencil and the book Vegetable in a Van by Katy Pike and Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French (affiliate link).
Prior to the activity we practiced our cutting skills and cut out all the vegetables in the catalogues. It is a great opportunity to talk about what is a vegetable and what is not.
Click here to download and print:
To complete the activity children cover the letter V with glue and place the cut out vegetable pictures on top. Child can overlap the pictures if they wish to cover the entire space of the letter V. Add extra glue to paper as needed to ensure all the vegetable pictures are glued down.
- After reading the book Vegetables in a Van and Oliver’s Vegetables, go back through the book and see how many letter ‘V’ you can find.
- On the printable, ask your child to circle all the letter V they find.
- Encourage good pencil grip and support your child’s hand if necessary when writing.
- When the letter V Vegetable Collage is completed and dry, you may like to cut it out and glue it onto coloured card or a painted background.
- Talk about other words that begin with the letter V.
- Watch videos and songs on YouTube that are about the letter V.
The dotted letters provides the opportunity for children to practice reading and writing as they trace over the dotted letters.
- Letter recognition
- Fine Motor Development
- Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
- Phonemic awareness – hearing and understanding that words are made up of individual sounds and other word patterns.
- Problem Solving
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