15 FUN Letter W Crafts & Activities (2024)

Looking for some letter W crafts and activities?

I have 15 engaging activities that will help your child learn about the letter W! These activities are perfect to use in the classroom, or you can do them right at home! These play-based learning strategies will have your kids hooked on each activity!

Giving your student or child the opportunity to learn one letter at a time will help them remember each letter. By doing these fun activities, your child will create memories of each letter!

Let’s dive into my exciting activities to learn the letter W!

Activity #1: Letter Collages

Letter crafts are a great way to practice letter recognition! Focusing on one specific letter and creating something special will help them recognize and remember the letter.

For the W craft, we decided to make a weather craft! This is an excellent way to also talk about the different types of weather there can be with your little one!

weather letter w craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

snow glitter

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B. Set-up

Create a bubble letter W on a piece of white paper. Paste it to a piece of blue paper!

Create a few clouds using white and black paper to be the lightning cloud, rain, and wind cloud! I colored two of them gray! Also, create the lightning blots from yellow paper.

C. Activity

Talk about the different kinds of weather with your little one! See if they can name a few types of weather before you teach them.

For the sun, grab some yellow paint and have them dip a wine cork in it to create a few suns! Use a yellow marker to create the rays.

To make the rain, have the kids use Q-tips to make raindrops underneath one of the clouds.

Glue some cotton balls on for cloudy weather and use snow confetti for snowy weather!

Lastly, create windy weather by curling up some pipe cleaners and gluing them down next to a cloud!

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Activity #2: Do-A-Dot Letter Search

Who doesn’t love mess-free art?! Do-A-Dot paint markers pretty mess-free as long as your little one doesn’t wipe them all over their hand, wishful thinking, right?!

This printable is a perfect way to let you know if your little one can differentiate upper and lower case letters! 

letter w dot painting

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • A-Z Letter Do-A-Dot Sheets
  • Do-A-Dot markers

A-Z Letter Do-A-Dot Printable

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B. Set-up

Print off the pages and get the paint markers ready!

C. Activity

Your little ones with use the paint markers to place specific colored dots on the upper case letter and lower case letters! This is a wonderful way to also work on color-coding skills!

If you don’t have do-a-dot markers, you can use crayons to do this activity as well!

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Activity #3: Secret Letters

Kids love the element of surprise! Who doesn’t? I still do!

Secret letter activities are really engaging for kids because they can’t see the letters on the paper, so when they paint over the piece of paper, they will see letters magically pop up!

letter w secret letters

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

On a white piece of cardstock, use a white crayon to write the letter W all over the paper. You can do upper and lower case or just focus on one.

C. Activity

Your kiddo will use watercolors to paint all over the paper. They will see the letters start to pop up! If you mixed upper and lower case letters, make sure to ask them which kind they found.

When you are all done, ask them how many they found! Also, you can talk about the colors that they used for color recognition.

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Activity #4: Find and Cover

A great manipulative to use for hands-on learning activities is counting cubes! There are so many ways these can be used.

One of the ways I love to use them is by doing a Find and Cover activity! This is an activity that focuses on one letter at a time. It also focuses on both the upper and lower case letter.

letter w find and cover

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Find and Cover printable
  • counting cubes

Click HERE for your Find had Cover Letter Printables.

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B. Set-up

Print off the letter W and any other letter you want to work on with your little one.

C. Activity

Have your child identify the letter. Then, have them tell you which one is upper case and which one is lower case. Explain to them what a key means. Show them that they are to look at the key to see what color represents the upper and lower case letters.

They should place that colored counting cube on the correct letters!

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Activity #5: Play-Doh Letter Building

Whenever I pull out the Play-Doh, the kids play for it for at least a half-hour. You know, that’s kind of a big deal, right? Most of the time, it’s longer than that, but at least a half-hour!

Since Play-Doh is so engaging for kids, it makes for a wonderful learning activity!

letter w play dough mat

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE to grab your Letter Play-Doh Mats! (Upper and Lower case letter included)

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B. Set-up

Print off the letters that you want to work on! Then, place them inside a dry-erase folder for your little ones to build on. This way, it won’t get the sheet dirty, and you can save and redo it repeatedly.

C. Activity

Your little ones should roll and create the letters using Play-Doh. You can have them match the colors that are on the sheet, or you can use whatever color you’d like. They should try to create the letter by following the lines!

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Activity #6: Salt Painting

Have you ever tried salt painting? It always turns out SO pretty!

Kids love watching the paint flow throughout the salt. It’s a relaxing way to paint, and the kids will love trying a new way to create art.

letter w salt painting

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

watercolor set

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B. Set-up

On your piece of cardboard, draw the letter W with a pencil. Then, outline the letter in glue. Make sure to place the cardboard on an art tray for the next part! Shake a whole bunch of salt all over the glue, then dump the access in the trash.

*You have to let the glue dry before you start painting, or else it will be REALLY messy!*

C. Activity

Have your little ones use watercolor paints to paint the salt! It looks terrific, too, when you mix different colors throughout the letter.

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Activity #7: Hidden Letter Search

You gotta love free printables! This hidden search-free printable is the perfect way for your little one to work on recognizing the upper and lower case letter Q.

All the letters of the alphabet are included in this freebie pack! So you can practice each of the letters using my sheets.

letter w hidden letter coloring

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Hidden Letters Printables

B. Set-up

Print out my sheet and grab some coloring supplies!

C. Activity

This printable can be used in two different ways.

  • You can have the kids find and color the letter on the sheet
  • They can color in all the other letters but that letter!

See if they can tell what letter they created when they are finished coloring!

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Activity #8: Beginning Sounds

Talking about animals or objects that start with the letter will help bring the letter to life for your little one.

These beginning letter worksheets are a perfect way to show your little one some fun things that start with the letter W!

letter w beginning sounds printable

How to do this activity:

A. Materials you need

  • Beginning Sound Letter Sheets
  • crayons

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2. Set-up

Print off the worksheet and grab your crayons!

3. Activity

Go through each of the objects or animals inside the letter W. Say each thing’s name and make each object’s beginning sound before saying the whole word. This will help your little one understand the starting sound of each picture they see.

They will color each thing that starts with the letter W!

I have beginning sound sheets for each letter of the alphabet! Create a booklet to go over each of the sounds that the letters make. This will make for a great resource to use repeatedly.

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Activity #9: Geoboard Letters

Do you remember using these boards as kids? I remember loving when my teacher pulled them out so we could play and create with them!

Work on creating letters with the geoboard! This is not only a wonderful way to work on letter-building skills, but it’s a great fine motor activity for kids!

letter w geoboard printable

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • geoboard letter printable
  • rubberbands
  • geoboards

Click HERE to grab your Geoboard Lower Case Letter Printable.

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B. Set-up

Use my geoboard letter worksheets to help your little ones build the letters! Print off the letter W and any other letter you want to work on.

C. Activity

Your little one will use the rubber bands to build the letter W. Younger ones can use the worksheets to help guide them on building the letter. Older children can be challenged by trying to do it on their own!

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Activity #10: Watermelon Counting Craft

A fun letter W craft is to create some watermelon!

I love when crafts can turn into learning activities! The kids have fun creating the craft and then we get to squeeze in a little learning at the same time.

watermelon craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

box cutter

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B. Set-up

Create a watermelon shape and cut it out! If you are using cardboard, you will be using a box cutter to cut it out.

We painted the cardboard using acrylic paint, but if you use paper you won’t need to do that step! Lastly, you’ll cut the watermelon slice in half to make this a puzzle.

C. Activity

Write a number on one side of the watermelon slice. Then, have the kids identify that number, then they should glue that amount of black beans on the other side!

Once all of the beans are glued on for all the pieces, separate them! Have the kids count the beans and place the pieces together that go together!

This is such a fun craft and math activity for preschoolers to practice the letter W!

Activity #11: Whale Cup Craft

W is for whale! These cuties were WAY too fun to make!

Can you believe these were green cups that I had left over from St. Patrick’s Day? You would never know!

letter w whale cup craft

I have to show both the back and front to you guys so you can see how cute the entire craft is!

Crafting with cups is simple and fun for kids to create!

whale cup craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

Paint the cups using acrylic paint. In this case, I needed to do several layers so the green didn’t show up on the cups.

While it’s drying, create the flippers and tail for the whale.

C. Activity

Use hot-glue to glue on the flippers and tail once the cup is dry.

Poke a hole at the top of the cup using a pencil. Curl some pipe cleaners at the top and have the kids stick them inside the top of the cup to be the water coming out of the spout of the whales!

Add some googly eyes on the front and you have some cute little whales!

Activity #12: Alphabet Soup

Water starts with w, so this alphabet activity is PERFECT for some play-based learning!

I love to use water for sensory play. It’s easy to use and the kids always love it.

alphabet soup activity

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Alphabet Soup Printable- 36 recipes included! 20 alphabet and 16 sight words
  • sensory bin
  • ladle
  • bowl
  • letters
  • water

Click HERE to grab the Alphabet Soup Download

B. Set-up

Take the label off a can and tape on my alphabet soup label! Also, print off my recipe cards!

In a sensory bin, add water and some plastic/foam letters.

C. Activity

Your little ones will look at one of the recipes and scoop the letters that are on the recipes either in the can or in a bowl!

They should say what each letter is before they scoop it out of the water!

Once they are done with one recipe, repeat for another! If you have an older child, they can also practice building sight words!

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Activity #13: LEGO Letters

Got a kiddo who loves to use building with blocks? This activity will be right up their alley!

LEGO’s are an open-ended toy that I absolutely love using for learning activities. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using them!

letter w lego mat printable

Building letters is just one way that they can be used! This is a wonderful hands-on learning activity that helps kids understand how each letter shape is formed!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • LEGO Letter Building Mats
  • LEGO’s

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B. Set-up

Print off the sheets and grab your LEGO’s.

C. Activity

Your child will use the blocks to create the letter W. You can have them use little or DUPLO blocks for this activity. This activity asks them to identify each letter is they create and how many blocks it took for them to create the letter.

If you decide to do more letters than just W, they can see the letters’ differences!

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Activity #14: Popsicle Stick Letter Building

Building letters with popsicle sticks work on SO many different learning skills.

This specific activity works on letter recognition, counting skills, STEM skills, and pre-writing skills! It’s perfect for school centers or just for home learning!

letter w popsicle stick building

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • popsicle stick letter cards
  • popsicle sticks
  • pencil

Click HERE for your Popsicle Stick Letter Cards

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B. Set-up

Print off the letter cards and grab the popsicle sticks!

C. Activity

Your kids will use the cards to help them know how to create each letter! Count how many popsicle sticks it takes to create the letters.

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Activity #15: Color Coding Letters

Want to try a beginner color-coding activity that’s perfect for preschoolers? I love that it works on several skills with just 1 easy setup as well! 

This activity works on color recognition, color matching, number recognition, and letter building! Wow, that’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

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How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Inside the bottle caps, place a dot sticker with the numbers 1-3 written on them. Older children can have more numbers and colors!

Create the letter W on the cardboard with the bottle caps in a mixed-up order. Write what each number signifies on the side; you can use a pom too for younger ones. Older kiddos can work on color sight word recognition.

C. Activity

Have your child use the key to place the correct colored pom in each bottle cap to create the letter W! This works on letter building, color recognition, and number recognition!

Want to add in some fine motor skills? Have them use tweezers to pick up and place the poms inside the caps! 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Individual letter activities are a fantastic way for kids to really grasp letter recognition of each letter of the alphabet! Doing some of these activities will help your little ones remember each letter of the alphabet.

To go along with these activities, I suggest reviewing the alphabet letters once a day for at least 5 minutes. That’s it! 5 minutes is all it takes if you consistently go over the information with them; you’re going to see how they can pick up the information if repeated daily.

Do you have a favorite activity that you do in your classroom or at home with your kids for the letter W? Our community would love to hear about it! We all benefit from sharing our teaching strategies and activities. Leave a comment below to let us know about some ways you like to teach the letter.

Happy Learning!

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