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Activities with the letter W

Sep 03, 2020

Activities with the Letter W 

Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for your family to try together at home. Perhaps you can include this list of activities in your morning routine, or in your afternoon routine following nap time. Please note that we are compiling family literacy ideas for each letter of the alphabet -meaning that you'll have 26 days worth of songs, yoga postures, tongue twisters and more to have fun with! Enjoy :) 


“W” riddle 

Can you complete the following mysterious W_ _ _ _? 

Let’s talk about the W_ _ _ _ _ _. W_ _ _ it rains,  the sidewalk gets w_ _ and you can have fun jumping in w_ _ _ _  puddlesW_ _ _ the w_ _ _ blows, the Fall leaves dance around. W_ _ _ it snows, the ground becomes all w_ _ _ _  and some of Canada’s W_ _ _ _ _ _ _ hibernatesW_ _ _ _ _ is definitely the coldest Season of the year! 

Answers : Words ; Weather ; When ; Wet ; Water ; When ; Wind ; White ; Wildlife ; Winter. 


Sing songs thinking about W 

Sing along with YouTube. 

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round 

The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town!  


Can you think of funny things that happen on the bus and actions to go with them? 

What if a walrus got on the bus, or wildebeestWhat if the bus went past howling wolvesCan you imitate the noises they make? 


Join Raffi as he sings one of his classics – a great knee-bouncer : 

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon, Bumping up and down in my little red wagon, 

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon! Won’t you be my darling? 


You can also join Waltzing Matilda which needs to be danced with Australia’s Wiggles! 


Worm Paper Craft

Try making a WORM from paper circles. 

This worm is an inchworm on the letter I, you can make an ordinary worm wiggling on a W! 

Your worm will be wonderful and maybe wiggly, but he won’t say much. 


Tongue Twister 

“White eraser? Right away, sir!” 

Which witch winds white weasel wool well? 

“Woollen vests for wailing wolves are worn in the vast woodlands.” 

“When we went walking, we were watching window washers wash windows with warm washing water.” 


Blog post contributed by Sarah from the Main Branch, Kristina from the Alta Vista Branch and Sherri from the Rosemount Branch. 


Interested in the other blog posts in this series? Click here to see activities for the rest of the alphabet!