Here are the activities we did for the letter V:
The first letter V activity we did was make a volcano.
- Construction Paper
- Container that narrows at the top (we used a cleaned out honey mustard bottle)
- Baking Soda
- Red Food Coloring
- Box or Large Container
How to make a volcano:
- Fill your container at least halfway with vinegar.
- Tape a brown piece of construction paper around the top of the container. Using a red crayon or marker you can also draw some red streaks down the paper to make it look like lava is flowing down the sides.
- Place your volcano in a large box or container such as a baking dish. This will help reduce the amount of mess that needs to be cleaned up.
- Now the fun part! Pour baking soda into the container. We poured in about 1/4 of a cup at once. This made for a big initial burst. Then we shook it up and more came bubbling out.
This was such a classic activity but it was so fun! It never amazes me how fun it is for not just kids but also for myself every time we play with vinegar and baking soda.
The next letter V activity we did was play veterinarian.
This is an easy activity because it is basically just playing with toys. Although it is simple it is a great activity for imaginative play. We both took turns being the veterinarian and the pet owner. Making up reasons for why they would be sick and then giving a solution to the problem.
For our next letter V activity we make a vegetable table.
Another super easy activity. We have big pieces of paper that stick to the wall. This makes it so after we finish activities like these we can hang our table up and talk about them throughout the week. I did this activity with both of my kids. I took turns asking them to tell me something that was a vegetable and then had them draw it. Then we moved to the other side of the paper and they told me things that were not vegetables and they took turns drawing those.
Our last letter V activity was to make vanilla milkshakes.
- 1 1/2 C Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- 1 C Whole Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Whipper Cream
How to make vanilla milkshakes:
- Place a glass cup in the freezer. (This is optional but it will help the milkshake stay cold)
- Put the ice cream, milk and vanilla extract into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into the very cold glass. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
Both of my kids really liked their milk shake. This recipe made the perfect amount for a small cup for both of my older kids. They of course loved having this for a snack after school and it was fun for me to surprise them with it.
Which of the above activities would your kids like the most? What other letter V activities would you do?