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"Y" Activities
 

Y ART
YELLOW PLAY DOUGH Y’s
Here is an easy way to make yellow play dough. Let your child help stir.
Mix ½ cup hot water with a couple squirts of yellow food coloring in a measuring cup.
Pour ½ cup salt into a mixing bowl and add the hot water.
Stir salt until it is dissolved.
Then gradually stir in 1 cup flour.
Place dough on a flat surface and kneed dough until it is well mixed.
Show your child how to make long dough coils, that can be shaped into Y’s.
YELLOW COLLAGE
Give your child an old magazine and let her cut or tear out pictures that are yellow.
Then have her cover a piece of paper with glue and stick on the yellow pictures.

DECORATING THE LETTER Y
Using the pattern Y, cut out a large Y shape for your child.
Let him decorate it with one of the following ideas.
Yellow pieces of yarn.
Y tissue squares.
Yellow paint.
 
PAINTING YOLKS
Give your child a large piece of colored paper.
Set out some white paint and have her paint a large white oval on her paper.
Next, set out some yellow paint and have her paint a yellow yoke in the center of the white oval.
 
YARN WEAVING
Make a simple loom for your child by cutting 1” slits across the top and bottom of an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardboard.
Now take a piece of yarn and loop it up and down across the board, catching the yarn between the slits.
Give the loom and some 12” pieces of yarn to your child to weave across their looms.

 

Y GAMES

SORTING YELLOW
Set out an assortment of small plain colored objects or pieces of colored cardboard.
Place a yellow sheet of paper on the table with the word “yellow” written on it.
Have your child sort through the items and place the yellow ones on the paper.
 
YELLOW HUNT

Give your child a yellow box or basket.
Have him go on a search around your house looking for yellow items.

 
YOYO FUN
Let your child play with a simple yoyo.
Show them how to yank it up before it reaches the floor.

HIDE THE YOYO
Hide a yoyo for your child to search for.
Then, let your child hide the yoyo for you to find.

Y MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Y MOVEMENTS
Let your child help you think of yard games to play.
Show your child how to make a Y shape with their arms stretched up high.
Show your child a simple yoga sitting position.
  Y LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
YOYO COLLECTION
Set out a yoyo collection.
Have your child pick out two yoyo and hold them up.
Have her tell you ways the yoyo’s are alike and ways they are different.

 
YES/NO GAME
Show your child hand signals for “yes” and “no”.
Arms stretched up like a Y for “yes” and hands on hips for “no”.
Ask him some questions and have him answer with these new hand signals.

YESTERDAY OR TODAY?
Mentions things that your child has done.
Have your child tell you if the event happened yesterday or today.
Ask him some questions and have him answer with these new hand signals.

Y OPPOSITES
Here are a list of words, can your child tell you the opposite word that starts with Y?
Old (Young)
No (Yes)
Whisper (Yell)
Me (You)
Today (Yesterday)
Yucky (Yummy)
 
YUMMY VS. YUCKY
Make a list of all the things that your child thinks are yummy.
Then, make a list of all the things that he thinks are yucky.
Ask him some questions and have him answer with these new hand signals.
 
YACHTS FOR SALE
Yachts for sale!
Yachts for sale!
Yellow and blue.

Yachts for sale!
Yachts for sale!
One for me and you!
Jean Warren
  Y SCIENCE
Y BRANCHES
Go on a Y branch hunt with your child in the woods.
Look for branches that make the Y shape.

MR. YUCK
Discuss Mr. Yuck stickers with your children.
Show them bottles with the symbol.
Explain that they should never eat or drink anything from a container with a Mr. Yuck on it, because it would make them very sick.

OLD VS. YOUNG
Show pictures to your child of young or old people or animals.
Have your child sort the picture into two piles.
  

Y SNACKS

Y SNACK IDEAS
Here are some suggestions for Y snacks.
Yogurt (let your children mix in their favorite fruit)
Baked yams (with butter and brown sugar)
Yellow cake
Yellow pudding
 
YOGURT POPS
Here is a fun popsicle recipe.
2 cups yogurt
1 ½ cups orange juice
1 tsp. Vanilla
Mix and freeze.