Alphabet Wall: Making…d is for David

I was tossing up between d is for David or d is for Daniel. I finally decided on David because [if I’ve not got this wrong…], chronologically, his story happens before Daniel’s.

I opted for a simple craft this week, just focusing on the letter and sound of “d”.  But simple as it is, I think it makes for a good exercise in concentration skills as it will require the child to scan a body of text to identify the chosen letter.  Which is quite a bit of work for a toddler!

You will need the following materials: Artblock sheet, scissors, old magazines, glue, marker, colour pencils (or whichever colouring medium you wish to use).

1. With your marker, draw a picture of David and Goliath on the artblock sheet.
2. Leave some space to write the words of the Sunday School song, “Only a boy called David”. I’ve reproduced it below just in case it’s difficult to read off the picture… 🙂

Only a boy called David
Only a rippling brook
Only a boy called David
Five little stones he took

And one little stone went in the sling ]
And the sling went round and round ] 2x
Round and round and round and round and round and round and round

One little stone went up…up…up… *whistle*
And the giant came tumbling down!

3. Count the number of d’s in the song (I omitted the third line in the second verse because I ran out of space! 😛 ) and cut out the requisite number you’ll need (with some extras just in case…  🙂 ) from your old magazines.

4. Have your child point out where the d’s are and stick your cut-out “d”s over the text.  Turn it into a counting activity as well if your child is game for it! 😀

5. Colour!!


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