Travis’s 3-D models for the last two letters of the alphabet were so simple I decided to combine them into one post. First he traced the penultimate and final letter, and then made the following.
Upper case Y from three crayons:
Lower case y from two socks; make sure to use 1 long and 1 short:
Note: This was the first time he really noticed you need three strokes to form Y but only two to make y.
Upper case Z from three strips of paper; be sure to fold or cut all three so they are the same size:
This was definitely good practice to think about Z spatially, with no line to trace. He had to think hard about which direction the zigs and zags should go.
Finally, lower case z from pasta… ziti of course!
Again, he thought carefully about the directions of each line, and was finally able to line up the ziti pieces correctly. Someone is feeling just about kindergarten ready!