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Y Is for Yak Craft

Y Is for Yak craft title graphic

If you were thinking about trekking to the Himalayas to hang out with a yak, you can change your travel plans because our ABC Letter Craft brings this friendly beast right to your backyard! We’re sure you’ll give this letter Y craft two hooves up!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark brown, white, green, tan, and blue)
  • Y Is for Yak Craft templates
  • 2 “googly” eyes
  • Glue stick and pencil

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter Y Craft

  1. Print the Y Is for Yak Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter Y, horns, nose, nostrils, and grass onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter Y and the yak pieces.
  4. Attach the letter Y to a full sheet of card stock (we used blue, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Tuck the horns under the edge of the letter Y and glue in place.
  6. Using scissors, cut slits in the ends of the grass to make it look “grassier.”
  7. Glue the grass to the bottom of the letter Y.
  8. Attach the nostrils to the yak’s nose and glue the nose on top of the grass so that grass is sticking out on both sides of his mouth.
  9. Affix two googly eyes to the letter Y.


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Learning with Your Letter Y Craft

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

girl hides behind her letter y 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 Klasing

says:

I love these letter crafts. We are using them along with the Pre-Reading program and it works great for our little one.

Ashley

says:

Love doing these with my boys

Tanya

says:

I can’t wait to try Y is for yak

Sara

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This is a cute project I don’t quicklybthrow away! ;)

Sara

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Quickly throw*

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sara,
We’re happy to hear that this craft results in something that is kept for a while. We didn’t want to create something that would be quickly tossed.

Natasha

says:

Seems like a good way to do spelling.

Julie

says:

Yes! Thank you!

Jaci Cathcart

says:

Cute idea for my preschooler!

Tanesha

says:

My kids love to do these letter crafts.

sue

says:

Thank-you for all your wonderful ideas!

Kim

says:

We love doing your letter crafts. My 4yo begs to do them each week.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Kim,
We love hearing that little ones are enjoying our crafts! It makes it all worth it!

Mary Esther

says:

I appreciate all the ideas and crafts! I am just starting to take my preschool son through the alphabet in Letter a Week fashion and am looking for lots of ideas.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Mary,
You can access the entire alphabet of ABC Animal Crafts from this page. In addition, we have many other games and activities for learning letters that your child may enjoy here.

Kristen Walker

says:

This looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the idea!

Lindy

says:

We haven’t started these crafts yet but I plan to. Should I go back and start in alphabetical order or can I dive in with this one?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Lindy,
That is up to you! It can be helpful to go through it alphabetically, to reinforce alphabetical order and take advantage of the Alphabet Song. However, you can still sing the Alphabet Song no matter what order you do the crafts and there are many ways to work on alphabetical order.

If you haven’t seen it already, here is the link to the entire alphabet ABC Animal Crafts.

Alison

says:

What a cute idea to try and practice many skills at the same time. Thanks!

Julia

says:

Thank you for all the craft ideas and free downloads!

Crystal

says:

Love it!!

Lindsay

says:

This looks perfect for my 5 year old. He loves making crafts.

Kim Seon

says:

I love you ideas. Your organized learning programs are so easy for mom’s to use. Thank you!

Sally

says:

Love these simple ideas

Jennifer

says:

I love letter crafts when teaching the alphabet!

Penny

says:

We have absolutely LOVED these alphabet crafts. Great for that tactile experience.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Penny,
We love that you have loved these! It’s great to hear that these crafts have been enjoyed.

Jamie

says:

We are about to cover Y in the AAR pre-reading level. This is perfect!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great timing, Jamie. We hope you enjoy this craft!

Heather

says:

My little people are loving these letter crafts. Thanks!

Kris Kitaoka

says:

I love this heads on activity!

Kris Kitaoka

says:

Hands on

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Kris,
We understood what you meant, but it’s kind of a funny typo considering this craft makes a yak’s head out of the letter Y. :D

Julie C

says:

Too cute!

Daniele

says:

Thank you for these wonderful blog posts! these are a great addition to what we are doing in our newly aquired AAR program.

Ginger

says:

Great way to learn letters.

Amanda B

says:

We’ve been enjoying making all of these letters. They’re so cute!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for letting us know you have been enjoying these ABC animal crafts, Amanda! Only one left.

Jenny Panico

says:

I love all the creative ideas here!! Do you have any recommendations to prepare and store materials for easier use?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Jenny,
This blog post has information on how to prepare for the letter crafts ahead of time and how to turn the finished crafts into an ABC book. As for storing materials before use, scrapbooking storage bins are particularly useful for this. They are large enough to fit 12×12 inch paper lying flat, so there is room for printer sized paper, googly eyes, glue, scissors, and everything else.

Danielle

says:

😍😍

Jen DeLong

says:

These are so cute!

Brandi

says:

Great hands on ideas for learning letters!

Audra

says:

We love these letter crafts! Such a sweet keepsake of learning our letters!

Bonnie

says:

My children would enjoy this!

Marcia Allan

says:

All about spelling is a great program

Whitney

says:

This is so cute! Can’t wait to do this with my kids!

Jill

says:

Thanks for all the great ideas!

Nicole

says:

This looks like so much fun!

Shannon

says:

How cute!

Jackie

says:

We loved the AAR pre-reading program that included lots of fun craft projects like this one!

Stephanie howard

says:

That is so cute. A good why to make learning fun. Wish I could be more creative like this.

Stephanie howard

says:

That is so cute. A good why to make learning fun

Genevieve Campbell

says:

These are so cute–wish I had more time to do these :).

Jen Talcott

says:

Love this!

Brandi Traylor

says:

We are on level 2 of AAS and I am so grateful for you time and effort in putting this together. My daughter has improved leaps and bounds since using your material! Looking forward to incorporating this with our second daughter!

Marie Greenhalgh

says:

My little 3 year old loves these crafts. This will be perfect for our letter program as we also have a Yak for “y.”

Victoria

says:

We are using AAR and I so enjoy the work that you put into these reinforcement crafts! Thanks for cheering us Mom’s on!!!

Deidra

says:

Very cute idea

Marcia

says:

Love this one. When I did this with my daughter, we used yellow and made a collage of yellow things from magazine. I couldn’t think of anything else to do.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Marcia,
Focusing on the color yellow for the letter Y is a great project!

Kriaty

says:

Nice craft idea thanks!

Tiffany

says:

Love this idea for going through the alphabet with crafts.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Tiffany,
If you love these ABC animal crafts, you might like many of the other letter activities we have as well.

Alexa

says:

So cute! Love this!

Jaime

says:

What a fun craft to enforce letter recognition

Carrie Adkins

says:

These letter crafts are so cute! Wish I would have had them when my daughter was younger.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Carrie,
I have had the same feeling. I shared these crafts with my friends that have preschoolers, so I could at least live vicariously through them.

Kasey

says:

Love these ideas

dani

says:

thank you for all the extras that you provide for this program

Anna S

says:

This is super cute! I love these letter crafts!

Stephanie Schulte

says:

Love this idea! I’m not a creative person so these crafts help!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Stephanie,
I understand what you mean. We tried to make these as easy as possible for busy moms and teachers of little ones!

Kelly Grundhofer

says:

I have a few kids who will love this, thanks 😃

Mary

says:

Thank you for all your fun craft ideas!

Emily Evans

says:

I just love these ideas! My 4 year old is so anxious to start “school” and these are a fun, easy way to keep her busy while creating a super cute craft!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Emily,
Yes, these crafts make excellent activities for young learners. You can access the entire alphabet of ABC animal crafts from here.

Andrea

says:

Looks like a fun craft for my active learner

vikki

says:

What a cute and fun way for young ones to learn!

Shayla

says:

Thank you for sharing. It’s a really cute craft and I like that the letter it still prominent, some letter crafts wind up hiding the letter.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for noticing, Shayla!

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