I don’t know why, but the letter Y is one of my favorite letters. I loved having a “Y” in my name when I was a kid. (I went by “Chrissy”). My daughter even tells me she wishes she had a Y in her name because she wants to write her name with the pretty tail at the end of it. I also loved how the letter Y was like a special letter. It was both a consonant and a vowel and that always struck me as pretty awesome. If you are starting a lesson on the letter Y with your children, here’s several activities, books, recipes and more to get you started.
10+ Ways to Introduce the Letter Y
Make a Yarn Bowl with the instructions at Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Another fun Y is for Yarn craft you can do is these Yarn Wrappings from Plain Graces.
TLS Books has a great Letter Y Coloring page where it asks kids to color the pictures that begin with the letter Y.
Y is for Yak and First School has a great coloring and tracing worksheet printable for free.
Measured Mom has a fun sensory activity called “YUCK!” that uses just a couple of household ingredients to create a slime-like substance to mess around in.
Yo-Yos are a fun activity that you can do with your kids during the letter Y week. Here’s some fun tricks to do with yo-yos from How Stuff Works.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
See the Yak Yak by Charles Ghigna
The Yak Who Yelled Yuck! by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Yawn by Sally Symes
Show your kids how fun and easy it is to make Homemade Yogurt like Live Simply did. Add some extra Y fun by adding some yellow fruits to your yogurt when it’s done like bananas or pineapples.
This Yakity-Yak Sandwich from Little Mummies is just too awesome not to do for the letter Y.