Do you have an early riser at home who made it to the letter Y in his studies? It might even throw them for a loop. What you need is a way to combine letter learning and fun. Look no further. From yaks to yarn to the color yellow, below is a collection of letter Y crafts to help you teach your kids – or the class – all about the letter Y. And if you ask us, there’s a lot to love about this letter. Did you know it’s a semi-vowel? This is a speech sound that has the articulation of a vowel but is of shorter duration and is treated as a consonant in hyphenation. In other words, it’s basically both a consonant and a vowel. A switch hitter! These are definitely the kind of cool facts you’ll want to share with your kid while working on these at-home activities.
The letter Y crafts we’ve put together are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, or even kindergarteners who need a little extra practice. When you have completed the activities on this page, look at our letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S , Tan , U, V, W and X sides.
Low-Prep Letter Y Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
1. Easy Letter Y Crafts – Kids Activities
Here’s a super easy twine lacing activity that will help your little one learn all about the letter Y while working on fine motor skills. This craft requires little prep, is inexpensive, and easy to assemble, making it a definite winner in our book.
2. Y stands for Yo-Yo – All Kids Network
A childhood classic, yo-yos are making a comeback. They are perfect for children who love to fidget and move. Introduce your kids to this timeless toy with a yo-yo craft from All Kids Network.
3. Letter Y Yak Project – eHow
The YouTube channel eHow has put together a quick and easy papercraft tutorial to help kids practice their scissor skills while learning all about the letter Y.
4. The Song with the Letter Y – Jack Hartmann
Let your little one sing and dance along to Jack Hartmann’s Letter Y song on YouTube. His alphabet songs are catchy and upbeat, perfect for teaching kids the letters. When you’re done watching the video, have your child draw all of their favorite things that start with the letter Y.
5. How to crochet with fingers – Red Ted Art
Fiber arts of any kind are a wonderful way to encourage fine motor skills while creating something beautiful. Get to know the letter Y by introducing yarn to your kids. This how-to finger crochet video by Red Ted Art is perfect for beginners.
6. How to draw Baby Yoda The Mandalorian — Children’s Art Center
Was your family watching? The Mandalorian when it came out on Disney+ last year? What could be cuter than Baby Yoda? Teach your child all about the letter Y with this drawing tutorial from Art for Kids Hub on YouTube.
7. Learn about the letter Y and yaks | Zoo Crew Alphabet Show – Alive Studios Zoo
STEM-loving kids will enjoy this episode of the Zoo Crew Alphabet Show, where they will learn about the letter Y and yaks. When you finish watching the video, have your child draw and color their own yak to hang on the fridge.
8. Yarn Art for Kids – Maple Leaf Learning Playhouse
We talked a little bit about yarn art above. Maple Leaf Learning Playhouse has put together another tutorial for a different type of yarn art to try. Teach kids the letter Y – and practice their fine motor skills – with these adorable yarn art prints.
9. Yes Day! | Read with me – toadstools and fairy dust
If you’ve seen this new Netflix hit, you know how exciting a yes day can be! Join in as Toadstools and Fairy Dust read the storybook version out loud on YouTube. Then have your child draw what their perfect “yes day” would look like. You never know what fun ideas they will come up with.
10. Color Song – Yellow – CoCoMelon
Y is for yellow. Combine letter learning and color learning in one fun lesson by watching this video by CoCoMelon. Then go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt for all the yellow objects you can find. Take photos with your phone, have them printed and create a sunny collage to hang on the wall!