Learning to write is one of the hardest things, it’s a learnt mechanism, when you can write you no longer have to tell your hand how to form each letter or which stroke the pen will make next but working up to that point takes time and to get to the point where you can do cursive writing although only a few years in the general timescale takes a lot of effort and practice. Today for our Virtual Book Club for kids we’re introducing Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and I have a pre-writing activity with a FREE printable pre-writing dice for you to use as well as a printable pajama outline to make patterned.
Materials needed for Llama Llama Red Pajama Pre-writing Activity
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Print out the dice onto some white card and cut out. Fold along all lines in towards the blank part and put a strip of sticky tape along the flaps (this is much easier than glue and less fiddly) then fold it together to form a dice.
Print out the pajamas onto red card.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Pre-writing Activity
Roll the dice and watch the pattern that it lands on – then decide whether it will be a pajama top or a pajama bottom.
Then copy the pattern to design the pajamas.
The dice contains various different patterns that help to form letters.
The pre-writing activity can easily be adapted for older children and those that have mastered the pre-writing shapes. Instead of our dice find a large dice and some stickers and replace the dots with letters that you child is working on. Further extension, could be to replace the letters with words, e.g. names of 2d shapes, colours, objects so that they can read and fill in the pajamas with patterns.
Virtual Book Club Llama Llama Red Pajama Month
This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is all about Llama Llama Red Pajama and we’ve got a full lesson plan of activities for you to connect and create with your children. Check out the ideas below for inspiration from all areas of the curriculum for 2 – 5 year olds.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Alphabet Activity from Mom Inspired Life
Pajama Name Matching Activity for Kids from Toddler Approved
Llama Llama Red Pajama Hidden Numbers Blanket Game from Preschool Powol Packets
Llama Llama Red Pajama Sensory Play from Educators’ Spin On It
Five Bedtime Snacks for Llama Llama Red Pajama from Study at Home Mama
Magic Science Trick with Water from The Pleasantest Thing
Llama Llama Red Pajama Color Words Activity from Growing Book by Book
Llama Llama Patterned Pajamas Pre-Writing Activity from Rainy Day Mum
Llama Llama Red Pajama Movement Game from Still Playing School
Symmetry Quilts by Mama Miss
Llama Llama Red Pajama Colors Words and Matching Game from Inspiration Laboratories
Red Pajama Lacing Activity from 3 Dinosaurs
Llama Llama Red Pajama Quilt Color Matching from I Can Teach My Child!
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