Sweater Letters

Sweater Letters lesson plan

  • 1.

    Recycle sweater yarn for integrated art projects. The varied textures and colors are a delight for children’s senses.

  • 2.

    Provide lots of captivating early literacy experiences. Encourage children to dictate their own stories. Read books daily. Use recipes. Notice signs. Print is all around.

  • 3.

    Possibilities for creativity, measurement, and language arts skills are all around these Sweater Letters.

  • 4.

    Choose a favorite color and texture of yarn. Measure with a ruler and cut a piece about 24 inches long with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 5.

    On the floor or at a table, shape your yarn into a letter. Walk around to see letters that your friends made.

  • 6.

    Make a letter shape with Crayola® School Glue on colored construction paper. Glue the yarn to the paper. Dry overnight.

  • 7.

    With a Crayola® Washable Marker, trace around your yarn letter. Draw a sweater around your letter—or make another interesting background design.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving