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R Is for Raccoon Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto her letter r craft

Watch out for this week’s ABC Craft! In the blink of a googly eye, our cute masked bandit will steal your little one’s heart—and teach about the letter R at the same time.

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used black, white, and royal blue)
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S Is for Snake Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto his letter s craft

Slither into phonological fun with another fantastic ABC Craft! All you need is a pair of sssscissors and some ssssticky sssstuff to assssemble our sssstripey ssssnake!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used light blue, green, red, and lime green)
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T Is for Turtle Craft

child gluing a googly eye onto her letter t craft

Plod. Lumber. Trudge, trudge, trudge. This week’s ABC Craft animal may be slo-o-o-o-o-w and shy, but we’re sure your little ones can coax him out of his shell pretty quickly! All he needs is some TLC (and a little glue).

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used brown, light green, dark green, and purple)
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Henry Reed Chapter Books

illustration from Henry Reed series book

Do your children enjoy books about enterprising young boys who try hard to do big things, but don’t always succeed? If so, you won’t want to miss the absolutely delightful Henry Reed series by Keith Robertson. (And if you loved Henry Huggins, you’ll love this Henry, too!)

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U Is for Umbrellabird Craft

U Is for Umbrellabird featured 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

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used black, yellow, red, and blue)
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V Is for Vulture Craft

V Is for Vulture featured graphic

Sure, vultures get a bum rap–but without these guys, our world would be a lot stinkier! Our latest ABC Craft gives an overdue thumbs-up to these dirty-job doers. Thank you, Vultures!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used black, white, light pink, dark pink, and sky blue)
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W Is for Worm Craft

W Is for Worm featured graphic

If you have wiggly little ones, this week’s ABC Craft is perfect for you. Your squigglers will love learning all about the letter W with our wriggly worm letter craft—that is, if they can catch him!

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X Is for X-ray Fish Craft

X Is for X-ray Fish craft featured graphic

The X-ray fish may think he’s pretty clever, but we can see right through him. Make no bones about it—there’s no need to don your Super-Duper X-Ray Goggles for this ABC Letter Craft!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark blue, medium blue, white, and sky blue)
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Gone-Away Lake Chapter Books

illustration from Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

How would you like to spend a picturesque summer exploring old houses, enjoying the marvels of nature, and making new friends? Take the whole family on a vicarious summer adventure in the Gone-Away Lake series by Elizabeth Enright—it’s a complete and utter delight, perfect for read-aloud.

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Y Is for Yak Craft

children assemble letter y craft

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!

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  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark brown, white, green, tan, and blue)
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Z Is for Zebra Craft

child attaches googly eye to letter z craft

Zippedy-doo-dah–the letter Z rounds out our ABC Letter Craft series! And nothing will put a zip in your preschooler’s step like our zany little zebra, ready to zigzag his way into your child’s heart. But there’s about a zillion stripes to put on, so you may need to catch some Zs when you’re done!

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Henry Huggins Chapter Books

Book cover showing Henry and Beezus sitting blowing bubbles.

Thanks to her masterful ability to capture the essence of childhood, Beverly Cleary’s books have sold over 90 million copies and have delighted readers for over 65 years. If you haven’t yet made the acquaintance of Cleary’s charming Henry Huggins, you’re in for a special treat!

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