What is yarn?
A strand of twisted fibers made from silk, cotton, wool, or other
materials used for sewing, crocheting, weaving, knitting or weaving.
The most common plant fiber is cotton, spun into fine yarn to make
The most commonly used animal yarn [fiber] is wool
harvested from sheep.
Mohair and cashmere wool are harvested from goats. More rarely, yarn is spun from the yak, and
Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Yarn and kitten online puzzle
Activities > Alphabet Letter Y is for Yarn
Present and display your option of alphabet printable activities listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter Y's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring
page (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters,
and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the
letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to
count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number
order aids them in the writing process.
Find the letter Y's: Have the children find all the
letter Y's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the worksheet. Provide some
yarn strands to paste on the worksheet. Use yellow which
also starts with letter Y.
Letter Y words (initial consonant sound): Letter
Y Worksheet and Mini Book > These materials can be used
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter Y words.
Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Display other Y posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter Y classroom book using coloring
images or color posters. Visit letter
Y printable activities to make your choice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw depiction of yarn on the back of the paper after handwriting practice.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw depiction of yarn and practice letter Yy or letter Y words. Idea: A yawning yak playing with yellow yarn.
Craft activity > Cat or Kitten Holding Yarn
This is an adorable printable craft of a cat or kitten holding a yarn
ball with knitting
sticks. Glue or paste some real yarn on the yarn ball.
Online jigsaw puzzle
Y Worksheet and Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
search & handwriting
& Writing Paper
or Kitten with Yarn Craft