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"V" Activities

V ART
LEATHER VESTS
You will need a large grocery sack for this project, some brown paint and an iron.
Starting at the top of the sack, cut down the middle of the back of the sack.
When you get to the bottom of the sack, cut out a neck hole.
Next, cut out arm holes on each side of the sack.
Have your child paint the paper vest brown.
Then, while the paper is still wet, have him crumple it up.
Finally, flatten out the paper and let it dry.
When it is dry, press the paper with an ironing cloth and warm iron.
Variation: Children may also just color their vests with crayons or marking pens.
 
LEATHER FLOWER VASE
You will need a small jar, some masking tape and some shoe polish.
Have your child tear off small strips of masking tape and tape completely the outside of a small jar or can
When she has finished taping her jar, have her lightly rub on some brown shoe polish with a soft cloth. This will make a leather looking vase.
 
VELVET VALENTINES
Cut out velvet valentine shapes for your child to glue on paper.
This is a fun tactile experience.

SUN VISORS
Make a pattern for a sun visor and cut one out of light weight cardboard.
Let your child decorate her visor.
Cut out holes on the ends of the visor and tie on some ribbon or yarn to secure on your childís head.
VINES
Give your child wide strips of grocery sack paper.
Show them how to twist the strips into interesting vines.
Attach vines to a wall and let your child make paper vegetables to attach to it.

V GAMES

VEGETABLE GUESS
Have children pretend to be different kinds of vegetables.
Then have them take turns and try to describe what they look like.
See if the others can guess what type of vegetable, they are.
 
VOICES

Record a number of voices familiar.
Have your children try to guess to whom the voice belongs.
 
SORTING VALENTINES
Have your children sort valentines, by color or size.

MOVEMENT GAMES
Have your children fly around and pretend to be vultures.
Discuss how machines vibrate. See if your children and vibrate.
Let your children pretend to be ďvehiclesĒ. Play a stopping and starting game.
 
DRAMATIC PLAY BOX
Make up a box of V items for your children to play with.
Include in the box, such things, as; veils, vehicles, vests, vegetables, violets, valentines, velvet clothing, vases, volleyballs and vacuums.
V LANGUAGE
V PLAY
Plan a play with your children.
Encourage them to use the items in your V Play Box.

VEGETABLE POSTER
Have your children look for picture of vegetables in magazines.
Have them glue their pictures onto a large piece of paper to make a vegetable poster.
 
FLYING VíS
Show your children a picture of a flock of birds flying in a V formation, then teach them the following rhyme.
Sometimes I look into the sky
And see the letter V fly by.
 
 
WRITING V  
WRITING V
Show your children how to write the letter V with their finger in a sandbox.
Or set out small twigs or craft sticks to use for making Vís.
  

VALENTINE VíS
Here is a fun activity for your children, where they get to practice writing the letter V while they are making valentine shapes.

Show your children how to make the letter V.
Have them make a large letter V and top it with a lazy three.
To help your children remember how to make the valentine, teach them the following rhyme.
I can draw a valentine
Do you want to see?
First, I draw the letter V
Then, top it with a lazy three!
Jean Warren

V SCIENCE

There are many discovery things you can do with your children for the letter V. Here are a few ideas.
Make a list of things that vibrate.
Set out a display of things that help our vision.
Let your children grow vegetables.
Make an erupting volcano. (Recipe below)
Discuss valleys.
Visit a Veterinary Clinic.
 
MAKING A VOLCANO
You will need modeling dough or clay, vinegar, baking soda and red food coloring for this activity.
First, have your children make a tall mountain from the clay.
Make a hole at the top and fill it with a spoonful of baking soda.
Finally, slowly pour in ¼ cup vinegar that has been mixed with some red food coloring.
Have your children watch the lava erupt from their volcano.
Repeat experiment if desired.

SNACKS

V SNACK IDEAS
Raw Vegetables
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vegetable Soup
Vanilla Wafers