When I envisioned this activity, all I could see in my head was Superman jumping on the ground with his hand in a fist breaking the concrete. Obviously, we do not want to encourage punching the ground or the walls (or siblings), so instead, we will be super punching letters on balloons!
This activity will keep your Lil’ moving and have them practice identifying the letters in their name.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Gross Motor Skills

  • Engage in non-locomotor body movements with balance and coordination (Stand on tip toes and raise your arms)
  • Use objects during active play
  • Utilize spatial awareness during physical activity

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Gross Motor Skills

  • Engage in non-locomotor body movements with balance, coordination, and control (twist and bend)
  • Demonstrate coordination in using objects during active play

Required Materials

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*Yarn

*Balloons

*Sharpie

*Chairs

*Scissors

Step #1
Tie a long piece of yarn to two chairs to create a clothesline.
Step #2
Blow up balloons and write your Lil’s name on the balloons with one letter per balloon.
Step #3
Tie a piece of yarn to each balloon.
Step #4

Tie each balloon to the clothesline in order so they spell your Lil’s name.

Step #5
Encourage your Lil’ to use their super strength to hit the balloons as they identify the letters on the balloon.

Teacher Tip

For this activity, encourage your Lil’ to hit the balloons in order each time and to say the letter they are hitting each time. This will cause your Lil’ to verbally spell their name each time they try this activity.

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