N is for newspaper in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 27, 2011

in Cutting Skills, Language Arts, Letter Recognition, motor skills, The Letter of the Week

This week, we used the newspaper in a variety of ways to help us explore the letter N…

The newspaper is a great way to explore letters and numbers and other language and literacy concepts.

We laminated one large page from the newspaper to search for letters and numbers…

We searched for titles and talked about some of the different parts of the newspaper such as the headline!

We looked at the graphics on the page and guessed what the story might be about…

Then we moved on to the comics. Cut apart some of the more child-friendly comic strips and you have a unique sequencing activity…

We explored newspaper in other ways too. We used our fine motor skills to tear newspaper into pieces….

And we glued newspaper pieces to the letter N!

We also did some newspaper painting and printing. I did not get a photo of our students painting with newspaper brushes but I highly recommend you click here and see the idea we used from House of Baby Piranha!

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Perhaps you have other ideas too that can be done with newspaper…

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1 Dorothy Shapland January 28, 2011 at 12:23 am

OH! I love the laminated newspaper!! We use Scholastic magazines so we can find letters, sight words, headlines etc. I never thought of using a page of the newspaper the same way! THANKS!!

2 Deborah J. Stewart January 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

The biggest challenge was trying to find newspapers that were “Child-Friendly!” But we found some fun articles that promoted some fun discussion about our local community and current events.

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