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U Is for Umbrellabird Craft

U Is for Umbrellabird title graphic

Hey, no one said to expect rain today! Our ABC letter craft will be a soggy mess! Luckily, our friend the umbrellabird has stopped by to keep us dry and help us have some fun with the letter U. How unique!

Here’s What You’ll Need

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter U Craft

  1. Print the U Is for Umbrellabird Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter U and the umbrellabird body parts onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter U and the umbrellabird body parts.
  4. Attach the letter U to a full sheet of card stock (we used blue, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Glue the umbrellabird head, feet, and tail feather onto the letter U.
  6. Glue the head feather, chest feather, eye feather, beak, and cheek onto the umbrellabird.
  7. Affix one googly eye to the umbrellabird’s eye feather.


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Learning with Your Letter U Craft

As you and your child assemble your U Is for Umbrellabird Craft, practice saying /ŭ/–/ŭ/–umbrellabird together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

boy showing finished letter u craft

We would LOVE to see how your ABC Crafts turn out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

Want More ABC Crafts?

For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.

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Sara L

says:

I had never heard of an umbrellabird until I had kids! It’s the go-to letter U animal (besides the oh-I-wish-it-were-real unicorn). Oh, umbrellabird, where have you been all my life?!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sara,
Me too! I thought it was made up the first time I saw it illustrated in a preschool ABC book, but no! Umbrellabirds are real and really cool!

Jessica Burke

says:

Super cute idea!

Deb Dell

says:

Just in time for my son….letter U will be this week….he loves these crafts!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Deb,
Enjoy!

Kris Bryant

says:

What a fun craft during this cold winter!

Adam Moffett

says:

Thanks for the idea. It seems like a good way for young ones to learn letters.

Kirsten

says:

These are so cute!

Nozipho Mboya

says:

These are capacitating – wish I could have more

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Nozipho,
You can find the links to the crafts for letters A through U on this page, and new letter crafts are posted each week.

Teresa

says:

Thank you for posting this!

Shona

says:

Love the craft activities. It helps the little ones to remember so well.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Shona,
Yes! Making things hands-on and fun helps with everyone’s memory.

Karen

says:

These are all so adorable!

Machelle

says:

Thanks for sharing these fun activities

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Machelle. We hope you enjoy them.

Kirsten

says:

Cute! Makes me wish I still had little ones.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’ve had the same wish, Kirsten!

Heather

says:

Such a cute idea!

bethany

says:

I glad I found this! such cute ideas to do with my littles

Love the creativity and ease that AAL offers. I wish I knew about it with my 2 older guys. Even they comment, as I’m working with my younger children, that they wish they used it.

Robin E.

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Lauren,
It is high praise for older students to wish they had done our program! Thank you for sharing this.

Jessica

says:

Too cute!

Melody

says:

Fun! Thanks for the great ideas!

Jill

says:

That bird is adorable.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Jill!

Donna Depner

says:

very cute ideas. Thanks

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