Letter of the week – Y

When I planned our letter weeks, I had not initially done the letters of Molly's name in a row. But, after we did 'M' and 'O', I got questioned whether we were doing 'L' and 'Y' next. And I thought, "Well, that would make sense!" So, as you can see, that's what we did.

To begin our letter Y project, Molly colored everything yellow.

As soon as I got out my scissors to cut out the shapes, Molly was no longer interested in coloring. All she wanted to do was cut, so I gave her some small strips to practice with.

Here is our 'Y' for yellow. Notice that we "colored" the lemon with some of her paper snips.

We worked with various forms of yogurt. First Molly used yogurt-covered raisins to practice her counting skills with these Curious George cards from One Little, Two Little.

She was also very excited to make chocolate frozen yogurt.

And after one failed attempt to actually freeze the yogurt, Molly finally got to enjoy the tasty treat.

For our stART project, we read Just how long can a long string be?!

We extended the story by making a yarn egg. Molly was not interested in getting her hands dirty with the glue, so it turned into a Mommy project.

It turned out really neat. Molly has loved playing with it, but it is now a bit squished. If you have the patience to do a few of these, they'd make a really pretty Easter decoration.

We also used the yarn to make this octopus, which appears to be attacking Noah's Ark.

Lastly, Molly and her daddy went out for a little bit of playing in the snow. She couldn't really walk in the snow, since it was almost as tall as she is, but Molly was very helpful in using the yard stick to measuring how high the pile Daddy was shoveling was. Also, note the plastic bags taped onto her legs as makeshift snow boots (we learned that trick last snow storm).

You can check out what other moms are doing with their tots at 1+1+1=1.


  1. Kathryn says:

    What great Y-ideas! The yarn-egg is really pretty… although I don’t know how Georgia would handle sticky fingers either. Looks like you girls continue to have fun with letter! PS- Molly’s bangs look so thick and curly in these pics! Did she get them cut recently or am I just noticing? SO adorable! 🙂

  2. Ashley says:

    Love the yarn egg. That is a wonderful idea.

  3. Michelle says:

    I love so much about these pix: Molly’s bangs and ponytail, her using scissors, the “snips” on the lemon, her apron, her sweet little lips looking at the yogert churning, her sweet face eatting yummy yogert, great job on the egg (perfect for Easter soon), very cute octupus!!, and the Target “leg” bags. We miss y’all and can’t wait to be together soon.

  4. I love your yarn egg – I may have to try this with my preschooler around Easter time. What a fun week! I like your variety of activities & I especially like your “Y”! Cute blog! 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    I love your Y activities- especially the yarn egg- so cute! Looks like you got A LOT of snow- stay warm 🙂

  6. Nicki says:

    I love how she used the little paper pieces to color the lemon! the yarn egg turned out very cool, too!

  7. Great activities! I love the yarn egg and the measuring the pile of snow 🙂

  8. The yarn egg is really neat. The book looks cute, too. I really like your octopus too. So many cute ideas!

  9. melissa says:

    I love the yarn, You can come on over and see out failed attempt at glue and yarn.

  10. AZ says:

    We loved that string book — and what a great accompanying craft!
    Have fun in the snow!

  11. Michelle says:

    What fun activities. We loved the book Just how Long can a long string be. I used yarn and glue to make a bowl with Emily, it did turn into a Mommy project too. But she had a lot of fun peeling the glue off of her fingers after :0)

    Thank you for linking up to stART, I am so glad that you were able to share your book and activity this week !!

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