The difference between the ‘w’ and ‘v’ letters
*’w’ looks like a wave and has 2 points at the bottom of the letter
*’v’ looks like a vase and has 1 point at the bottom of the letter
Gross Motor Activity
Children jumped on one leg for a ‘v’ sound as the ‘v’ letter only has one point at the bottom of the letter
Children jumped on two legs for the ‘w’ sound as the ‘w’ letter has two point at the bottom of the letter
Making ‘v’ and ‘w’ letters out of play dough to see the differences between these two letters.
Fine Motor Activity
Sewing a ‘w’ letter using a blunt needle, wool and polystyrene container. This activity generated conversation about the ‘w’ sound and what it looks like. The children were also able to exercise fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination which assist with writing and reading.
This was a wonderful activity. The children did not want to go home at the end of the lesson. They really enjoyed creating their own ‘w’ or ‘v’ things with different materials and pasting it on the big class card.