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.

Llama Llama Red Pajama inspired pre-writing activity for preschoolers. Including FREE printable pre-writing pattern dice to construct and use.

Play our Colour Matching Pajama Domino Game after you have Red Llama Llama Red Pajama too

Materials needed for Llama Llama Red Pajama Pre-writing Activity

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Printable pre-writing dice and Pajama Outline – FREE when you sign up for our Book Based Activities Newsletter or available to purchase in our store

Red Card

White Card

Pencil – these are the ones that we used with the children until they got the grip correct an alternative is a normal pencil with a pencil grip added

Scissors

Sticky Tape

Preparation

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.

Llama Llama Red Pajama inspired pre-writing activity for preschoolers. Including FREE printable pre-writing pattern dice net to construct and use for this and many more activities

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.

Llama Llama Red Pajama inspired pre-writing activity for preschoolers. Including FREE printable pre-writing pattern dice net to construct and use for this and many more activities

Then copy the pattern to design the pajamas.

Llama Llama Red Pajama inspired pre-writing activity for preschoolers. Including FREE printable pre-writing pattern dice net to construct and use for this and many more activities

Llama Llama Red Pajama inspired pre-writing activity for preschoolers. Including FREE printable pre-writing pattern dice net to construct and use for this and many more activities

The dice containsĀ various different patterns that help to form letters.

Llama Llama Red Pajama inspired pre-writing activity for preschoolers. Including FREE printable pre-writing pattern dice net to construct and use for this and many more activities

Extension Ideas

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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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

3 Comments

  1. Hi, thanks for all your iideas. I’m a Montessori directress of 5 children per day in my little “unscool” ages 2-7 years. I was wondering how I could obtain your Llama patterned Pajama dice and clothing cards…I can’t seem to find where to print them from.

    Thanks again.

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