10 Awesome Letter K Preschool Crafts and Activities

| Last Updated: January 9, 2023

Make learning the uppercase and lowercase letter K enjoyable and interesting for children. Fun activities and wonderful crafts will enhance children’s creativity while learning about the letter. 

These activities are tailored to help children improve their different learning skills. Here are ten awesome crafts and activities to keep children interested in learning.

Fine Motor | Letter Recognition | Letter-name Association

1. Letter K Playdough Mat

This activity mat will allow children to learn to recognize the uppercase and lowercase forms of the letter K. Through playing with clay, writing, and tracing; their fine motor skills will develop. 

Download and print the playdough mat from the site. If possible, have it laminated for ease of use and durability. Children may be able to work on this task several times if it is laminated. 

Provide enough playdough for children. Let them form the dough into logs by kneading, rolling, and pressing them. Let them fill the letter bubbles with the clay until fully covered. 

Next, let children trace the dotted letters using a marker or pencil. Next, have them write as many uppercase and lowercase letter “k”s they can on the line. 

Use this worksheet as an addition to the lesson on the letter K. Extend this activity sheet by having children name different objects and animals that begin with the same letter. Find out if the children have the letter K in their name. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Printed playdough mat
  • Playdough
  • Marker or pencil 

For more information on this activity, go to EducationOutside.org.

Coloring | Creativity | Fine Motor

2. K Is for King Letter Craft

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This bejeweled letter K craft is easy and fun to make. Children will love turning this letter into a crowned king. Children will learn that the word king starts with the letter K while practicing their coloring skills. 

Customize this craft by using different colored markers to add designs to the letters. Add straight, curved, and spiral lines. Add colorful dots and other shapes to make the letter one of a kind. 

Download and print the free letter K template from the site. Color the letter K and add designs before cutting out. Next, cut out and trace the crown on yellow construction paper. Cut this out and set it aside. 

Glue the letter K onto red construction paper. Stick the crown on top and attach the jewels to the crown using craft glue. Let this dry. 

The site suggests using this craft to go with some nursery rhymes about kings and the book “The King, The Mice, and The Cheese” by Nancy and Eric Gurney

For this activity, you will need 

  • Printed letter K and crown template 
  • Scissors
  • White glue 
  • Craft glue 
  • Construction paper 
  • Craft jewels 
  • Markers 

For more information on this activity, go to CrystalAndComp.com.

Fine Motor | Letter Recognition | Creativity

3. K Is for Kangaroo Letter Craft

Australia is known for several animals whose names begin with the letter K. Kangaroo is one of these. Turn the letter K into a recognizable animal with this mother and baby kangaroo craft. 

Children will learn to associate the kangaroo with the letter K while practicing their cutting, tracing, and pasting skills. Doing these tasks will enhance their fine motor skills.

Download and print the free kangaroo template from the site. Cut these out and trace these onto the corresponding color of cardstock. The template provided instructions on the colors used for the kangaroo’s body parts. 

Cut out the cardstock pieces and assemble the craft. Glue the letter K on a blue cardstock. Add the mama’s head, ears, and googly eyes. Add the tail, feet, and hand. Next, glue the pouch and the baby with its ears and eye. 

Finally, use the marker to add the nose and mouth of the mother and baby to complete the craft. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Printed kangaroo template
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker 

For more information on this activity, go to Blog.AllAboutLearningPress.com.

Painting | Letter Recognition | Fine Motor

4. Paper Bag Koala Craft

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Make this adorable koala to teach children the letter K. Use this craft to explore these animals. Discuss their habitat, food, and unique features. This koala craft will provide a good opportunity for children to enhance their fine motor skills. 

Flip the paper plate and paint the back part gray. Paint the front part of the paper bag gray, as well. Let these dry. Next, layer white paint on the front part of the paper bag to resemble the koala’s furry chest and neck. 

Next, cut out two circles from gray cardstock and an oblong from black cardstock. These will become the ears and noses of the koala. Cut several slits on the ears of the koalas to give a furry effect. 

Assemble the craft by gluing the nose and googly eyes on the paper plate. Staple the head on the paper bag and attach the ears to complete the koala. 

The site suggests using this craft as a puppet to go with a koala-themed book, such as the textured book “That’s Not My Koala” by Fiona Watt

For this activity, you will need 

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Small paper plate 
  • Paint 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Cardstock 
  • Scissors 
  • Stapler 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Glue 

For more information on this activity, go to IHeartCraftyThings.com.

Letter Recognition | Fine Motor | Critical Thinking

5. Lowercase Letter k Activity Mat

Help children recognize the lowercase letter k through this activity mat. Aside from letter recognition skills, children will improve their fine motor skills as they write and color to complete the tasks. 

Download and print the activity mat from the site. Show children the letter on the upper left side of the activity mat. Let children say the name of the letter. Provide the correct name if they are unable to name it properly. 

Let children use their fingers to trace the letter. This will help them become familiar with its form. Have them write as many letters as they can on the line using markers. Next, have them find the same letter in a group of circles. 

Let them color the circles with the letter k. Finally, ask the children to name the picture on the lower right side portion of the activity mat. Let them color the picture using markers or crayons.

For this activity, you will need 

  • Printed activity mat 
  • Markers or crayons 

For more information on this activity, go to EducationOutside.org.

Color Recognition | Letter Recognition | Following Directions

6. DIY Kaleidoscope

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Create a colorful and fun craft using paper towel rolls and some beads. This kaleidoscope craft will help children improve their fine motor skills as they assemble the craft. 

Teach children that one of the words that begin with the letter K is an instrument called a kaleidoscope. It is fascinating to look at and gives off wonderful patterns and colors. Use this craft for children to name the colors that they see inside. 

Cover the paper towel roll with a white cardstock cut to size. Next, trace the round part of the tube on clear plastic from food containers or packaging. This should be done thrice. Cut out the three circles. 

Next, use a hot glue gun to attach one of the plastic circles to the end of the paper roll. Place the beads inside and put the second plastic circle inside. Cut three one-inch paper strips from the cardstock.

These should be a bit shorter than the paper roll. Glue these together to form a triangle and insert them inside the tube. Place the last plastic circle to seal the kaleidoscope. Have the children decorate the craft using washi tape. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Paper towel roll
  • Cardstock
  • Clear plastic
  • Translucent beads
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Washi tape 

For more information on this activity, go to DarcyAndBrian.com.

Sensory Motor | Letter Recognition | Fine Motor

7. K Is for Kiwi Kabob

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An edible letter K is always a hit among children. Let kiwi and kabob take the spotlight for this letter K activity. Children will improve their fine motor skills by slicing and skewing fruits. 

To prevent accidents, use plastic knives to slice the fruits. Ensure that the sharp pointy part of the bamboo stick is facing away from the child as fruits are skewered. 

The example from the site used kiwis, oranges, pineapples, and grapes. Aside from kiwis, use any fruit available as long as they can be impaled on the stick. 

Wash the fruits used for this activity and peel off the skin. If these are extremely large, slice them to make them easier for children to handle. Let children slice them up into smaller pieces. 

Place the cut-up fruits in a bowl. Cut up the bamboo skewers in half if they are too long. Assemble them by skewering alternately until the stick is full but has enough space for children to hold during.

Arrange them on the plate to make it look like the letter K. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Plastic knives
  • Chopping board
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Peeled fruits
  • Plate 
  • Bowl 

For more information on this activity, go to TeachBesideMe.com.

Letter Recognition | Critical Thinking | Fine Motor

8. Letter K Beginning Sound Coloring

Children need to know that pictures have names, and these names start with a letter. Teach children the letter K and its sound through this activity sheet. As they listen to the sounds when the pictures are named, they will improve their auditory skills. 

This activity sheet provides enough opportunity for children to work on their phonemic awareness skills. Coloring the pictures will enhance their fine motor skills. 

Download and print the activity sheet from the site. Point to the letters printed on the top part of the paper. Ask the children the name of the letters. Next, ask them to say its sound. Provide the correct sound if the children cannot give the right one. 

Have them name the pictures on the worksheet. Provide the names if they are unfamiliar with them. Emphasize the beginning sound of each of the pictures by prolonging it. 

Once children identify which pictures have the k sound, let them color these. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Printed beginning K sound worksheet
  • Markers or crayons

For more information on this activity, go to EducationOutside.com.

Painting | Fine Motor | Letter Recognition

9. Painting with Kool-Aid

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K is for Kool-Aid. This process art is a great sensory activity that looks colorful and smells heavenly. Children can practice color recognition and color mixing with this painting activity. 

Additional designs, such as different shapes, forms, and lines can be added to make it look more artistic. Teach children the concept of abstract art using the scented powdered drink. 

Take a pack of Kool-Aid and pour it into a small container. Add a little bit of water to dissolve and mix it with a spoon until no grainy powder is left in the mixture. Dip the paintbrush in the mixture and paint it on white cardstock. 

Repeat the process using different flavors of Kool-Aid. Let children paint them in layers to create a depth of colors. Create more complex designs such as concentric circles, zigzags, and scallops for fantastic patterns. 

Let children use this activity to practice writing letters, numbers, and even their names. They can also practice drawing shapes and simple illustrations of animals. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Kool-Aid 
  • Small containers
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Cardstock 
  • Spoon 

For more information on this activity, go to TheMeasuredMom.com.

Auditory Skill | Craftmanship | Fine Motor

10. Make and Fly a Kite

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On a windy day, kite flying is an excellent activity. Making the kites is not that difficult. Children will learn to follow instructions through this activity, and as a result, it will improve their auditory skills, attention, and patience. 

Use different available materials such as thin paper or plastic. Using lightweight materials will give the kite a high chance of flying for a long time. Cutting the kite, tying the skewers, and adding details will help enhance their fine motor skills. 

Start with making the framework for the kite. Make a cross by tying two skewers in the middle with a string. Ensure that the bind is tight and secure. Repeat this step if necessary. Cut the string long enough for children to hold. 

Next, cut out a diamond shape from the tissue paper to fit the size of the skewers. For young children, provide a template for them to trace the material. 

Secure the kite by either tying the corners of the paper with string or using sticky tape to keep it in place. Cut some strips of crepe paper and attach them at the end of the kite for the tail. Decorate the kite with stickers to personalize their craft. 

For this activity, you will need 

  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Tissue paper 
  • Crepe paper 
  • String
  • Skewers
  • Sticky tape
  • Markers 
  • Stickers 

For more information on this activity, go to PreKPrintableFun.com.


Keep children engaged when learning while having fun. Young children need to be presented with activities that will keep their attention and enhance their creativity. 

Help them develop a love for learning through these activities that can be customized based on their abilities. Consider adding these recommendations to your lessons. 

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