Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Now I Know My ABC’s ~ y is for yardstick

It's time for some fun alphabet crafts!! We hope you enjoy these! If you are new, you can visit our ABC webpage to find links to any other letters we have done, letters (with books listed) coming up, as well as all the fun crafty letters we have been working on. Be sure to check it out!


 Length by Henry Arthur Pluckrose

Summary: Pictures of real life objects that will show your little one how to measure and what length is.


What You’ll Need:

  • yellow foam sheet
  • brown foam sheet
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • black pen/marker IMG_9362

How to Make the ‘y’ for yardstick

  1. Cut out a lowercase ‘y’ from a yellow foam sheet. To make the letters go along with the uppercase letters we’ve done in the past, this letter was cut from a piece of foam that was about 6” x 4”.
  2. Cut a long rectangular piece from brown foam to use as your yardstick. Our piece was almost as long as the long side of the letter ‘y’ and slightly more narrow {about 1” x 6”.
  3. Mark the yardstick with the inches. We marked 12, 24, and 36 inches and then made tick marks for the quarter and half feet.
  4. Glue the yardstick on lowercase y.
  5. Pull out a yardstick and have fun measuring things around your house!


1 comment:

Tiggeriffic said...

Got the yard stick out the other night and Ben and I went around the house measuring lots of things.. He liked measuring the dog.. lol...
ta ta for now..from Iowa