For letter A week we decided to make a paper plate Apple. This helped teach him letter sounds as well as his cutting skills, colors, how to use the right amount of glue as well as creativity. I love things that track multiple principles. Plus it's easy to throw together and you probably already have the supplies for it.
What you need:
Red Construction Paper
Markers or Paint.
Scissors (if you feel it is age appropriate)
Glue (we used a glue stick to keep the mess down a bit)
Green Craft Stick (you could also use green paper for the stem)
1. I let him rip and cut the red paper into enough pieces to cover the plate. We used about 2 sheets.
2. I let him color the plate red for a base for the apple.
3. Let them go to town gluing all the red paper to the plate.
4. Add your stem. (We used a green craft stick) but you could easily use green paper if you don't have one on hand.
I love how simple this was since we don't have a terribly long attention span.