Letter T Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids

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Letter T Arts and Crafts

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Salt Dough Fun
Make salt dough and shape them into the letter T. Bake them in the oven until they are hard (recipe below). Then paint them to play with or add a magnet to the back to stick them on the fridge. Or before baking add a small hole at the top (with a straw) and after they are baked and decorated you can hang them with ribbon or string.
Salt dough recipe
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Mix together, when it forms a ball take it out of the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes. After you have made your shapes, bake them for 4 hours at 275 degrees or until they are completely done. Check them because they can get a bit toasty on the back if you leave them for too long.

Glue tinsel on letter T’s.

Make T’s by gluing together tongue depressors.

Tie-dye
Have children bring to school one plain T-shirt and decorate with fabric paints or do Tie-dye!

Turkey Draw
Draw a turkey. Spread your fingers out on a piece of paper and trace around your hand. Your thumb makes the head so add a beak, eyes and the red wattle. Color the feathers made by your fingers and add legs. Write a story about your turkey.

Toothpick T’s
Materials:
“T” cut out of brown paper
colored toothpicks
glue
Directions: Have children glue on toothpicks.

 

Letter T Games and Activities

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Tiptoe T
Make a big letter T on the carpet with masking tape. Let children tip toe on the letter T.

Tea Party
Have a Tea party – invite the moms and dads!

Tower
Build a tower with the blocks. See how tall they can build it!

The Timer Game
Have the children sit in a circle with you. In the middle place several items that begin with the T sound like tape, a tambourine, a teddy bear, a toy telephone, a toy truck, a turtle, a toothbrush. Name each of the items with the group. Have the children turn around or close their eyes while you hide one of the items in a bag or a box. When they turn around or open their eyes, set a kitchen timer for the desired number of seconds and have they children try to guess which item you have hidden before the timer rings. Let the first child to guess correctly hide an item for the next round of the game. Or have the child choose someone who has not yet had a turn.

T Time
Print T and t on index cards and mix them in with other letters on index cards. Have the children sit in front of you. Show them how to use their pointer fingers to form the letter T and t. Then hold up the cards one at a time. Whenever the children sees a letter T or t he/she must make the T or t with their fingers.

Tongue Depressor Game
Color sets of tongue depressors with red, yellow and blue felt tip markers. Let the children use the tongue depressors for counting and sorting games. Or draw vertical red, yellow and blue lines on index cards. Have the children use the cards as guides to create color patterns with the tongue depressors. Variation: Use colored toothpicks instead of tongue depressors depending on the age of the child.

 

Letter T Recipes and Snacks

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T Snacks
Toast
Tea
Tangerines
Tuna
Teddy Grahams
Trix cereal
Taffy
Tapioca pudding
Tofu
Triscuit crackers
Tomato
Trident gum (for older kids)
Twix candy bar

Thumbprint Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Finely chopped nuts (Check for allergies!)
1 egg
Jelly or preserves (raspberry is good)
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
1/4 Tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
2. Separate egg, reserving egg whites. Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolk.
3. Add vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well.
4. Shape dough into balls. Roll in egg white, then nuts. Place on cookie sheets about 2″ apart. Bake for 5 minutes.
5. Remove cookies from oven. With thumb, dent each cookie. Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint. Bake for another 8 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.

 

Letter T Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

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Tap Your Toe
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Tap, tap, tap your toe,
Tap your toe for T.
Tap for train and turkey and toy,
Tap, tap, one, two, three.

I’m a Teacher
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
I’m a teacher, can’t you see?
I plan lessons every day.
I help children work and play.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
I’m a teacher, can’t you see?

The Turtle
(Tune: Pop! Goes The Weasel )
The turtle wears a shell on his back,
He walks so very slow.
Just put him in the water and watch.
He can really go.

The Tapping Song
(Tune: The Muffin Man )
(Each child gets two tongue depressors or popsicle sticks or rhythm sticks.)
Listen while we tap our sticks,
Tap our sticks, tap our sticks.
Listen while we tap our sticks,
We will tap them (number) times.
(Tap and count.)

The Choo-Choo Train
(Finger play )
This is a choo-choo train
(Bend arms at elbows)
Puffing down the track.
(Rotate forearms in rhythm.)
Now it’s going forward.
(Rotate arms forward.)
Now it’s going back.
Rotate arms backward.)
Now the bell is ringing.
(Pull pretend bell cord.)
Now the whistle blows.
(Hold fist near mouth and blow.)
What a lot of noise it makes.
(Cover ears with hands.)
Everywhere it goes.
(Stretched out arms.)

The Train
(Tune: The Farmer In The Dell )
The train is on the track,
The train is on the track,
Clickity clack, oh clickity clack,
The train is on the track.
The train carries (child’s name.)
The train carries (child’s name.)
Clickity clack, oh clickity clack,
The train carries (child’s name.)
The train is on the track,
The train is on the track,
Clickity clack, oh clickity clack,
The train is on the track.

The Wheels on the Train
(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus )
1. The wheels on the train go clickity clack,
Clickity clack, clickity clack.
The wheels on the train go clickity clack,
All along the track.

2. The whistle on the train goes whoo-ee-whoo…
3. The people on the train go up and down…
4. The conductor on the train says, “All aboard!”

The Baby Turtle Song
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb )
I am just a baby turtle,
Baby turtle, baby turtle,
I am just a baby turtle,
Tucked inside my shell.
I will stick my right foot out,
Left foot out, right arm out.
Then I’ll stick my left arm out,
And go explore the world.

Hello, Mr. Turkey
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It )
Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?
Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?
With a gobble, gobble, gobble,
And a wobble, wobble, wobble.
Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?

There Was A Little Turtle
(Finger play )
There was a little turtle.
(Make a fist with your right hand in front of you.)
Who lived in a box.
(Place left palm under your fist.)
He swam in the puddles.
(Make a rippling motion with your hand.)
And he climbed on the rocks.
(Make right fingers walk up your left arm.)
He snapped at a mosquito.
(Bring thumb & fingers together in a snapping motion.)
He snapped at a flea.
(Bring thumb & fingers together in a snapping motion.)
He snapped at a minnow.
(Bring thumb & fingers together in a snapping motion.)
And he snapped at me.
(At yourself this time then looked surprised.)
He caught the mosquito.
(Clap hands together.)
He caught the flea.
(Clap hands together.)
He caught the minnow.
(Clap hands together.)
But he didn’t catch me!
(Shake head, smile and point to self.)

 

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