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Y is for Yarn
Grade Level(s): Preschool
By: Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher

Helping children to learn the sound and shape of the letter Y.


  • Construction paper, any color or heavy white paper
  • Glue
  • yarn


  1. Make a big block letter of a Y.
  2. Next, put glue all over it with a cotton swab.
  3. Then let children put all different colors of yarn all over the inside of it.
  4. Explain to the children that the shape makes a Y and that yarn starts with the letter Y.

I suggest you precut the pieces of yarn to about 2 inches. This is an excellent size for the children to be able to manipulate on their own. It would also be a good idea to use the color yellow for the construction paper and explain to the children that the color yellow also starts with the letter Y.


I work with the Americorp program in Ohio called Ohio Reads Early. I work with children ages birth to 5 years old doing literacy-based activities. I read books, do activities and try to help young children get a head start on the importance of learning to read.


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