Alligator Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a fun Letter A craft to do with your preschoolers? Don’t miss this adorable A is for alligator craft for kids.

This paper craft for preschoolers is not just fun. It’s also a great way to help preschoolers work on fine motor and cutting skills.

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Alligator Craft for Kids

Your preschoolers will love this quick and easy craft that’s perfect for your zoo, animal, and Letter Aa lesson plans.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

Download and print the template. Have your preschoolers color the individual pieces of the craft template. They can use crayons, markers, or colored pencils.

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Now, cut out all of the pieces on the dashed line. Save the “alligator” word on the bottom of the page.

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Turn the letter A on it’s side. It doesn’t matter which direction it faces. Glue the green eye pieces to the top side of the letter A. Center the eyeballs on the green eye pieces.

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Glue the teeth on the open end of the letter A. Then, glue the alligator to a piece of construction paper.

Finally, glue the word “alligator” underneath the letter craft, and trace it.

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Variations of the Alligator Craft

Here are some fun variations of the alligator craft that readers can try:

  1. Glitter Alligator: Add some sparkle to the alligator by using glitter glue or glitter paint to decorate the letter A. Kids can experiment with different colors of glitter to make a one-of-kind alligator craft.
  2. Alligator Puppet: Attach a popsicle stick or straw to the back of the alligator to create a fun puppet. Kids can put on a show or act out a story with their new puppet friend.
  3. Fingerpaint Alligator: Instead of using crayons to color the alligator, let the kids use their fingers to paint the alligator craft. This is great for sensory play and can produce a messy and unique design.

These ideas can be a great way to keep children engaged and excited about the alligator craft while allowing them to express themselves.

What Makes This Craft Educational?

Creating this alligator craft provides several educational and developmental benefits for preschoolers.

Here are some of the skills, concepts, and knowledge that your little ones can gain as they create this craft:

  1. Fine Motor Skills: Creating the alligator craft requires the use of small muscles in hands and fingers, which helps strengthen fine motor skills. This skill is important for young children as it impacts their ability to write, hold objects, and perform other daily tasks.
  2. Creativity and Imagination: Kids can use their imagination to customize the alligator craft by deciding on colors and textures to use. This helps them express their creativity by thinking outside the box.
  3. Following Instructions: Making an alligator craft requires reading and following instructions, which can help improve children’s listening and comprehension skills.
  4. Problem-Solving: Since the craft requires precision, children can learn to solve minor problems such as aligning and positioning the alligator’s eyes and teeth.

Overall, making this alligator craft enables kids to gain new skills and build upon existing ones, while also having fun and expanding their horizons.

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT ALLIGATORS

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about alligators. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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• Hector the Alligator – Hector the Alligator loves to play the guitar, play games, read books and of course, he loves to eat!Your small kids will love Hector, a non-scary Alligator that your children will love from the first time.

• There’s an Alligator Under My Bed – The nightmare’s gone, but what about that alligator? You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure him into the garage will do the trick. 

See You Later, Alligator – Billy is perplexed when his grandma says to him, “See you later, Alligator!” Does she really think he is an alligator?
Does he look or act like an alligator?

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More Learning Fun

This collection of crafts to teach letter A is perfect for your preschool Letter of the Week lesson plans. Find crafts for nine “A” themes!

This adorable alligator craft is made with clothespins, pipe cleaners, and construction paper. Check it out!

Your kids will love making this adorable paper alligator mask, and then acting out their favorite alligator stories.

Want more printable alphabet animal crafts to make with your kids? Check out this awesome set!

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A IS FOR ALLIGATOR CRAFT TEMPLATE
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Alligator Craft for Kids

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Are you looking for a fun Letter A craft to do with your preschoolers? Don’t miss this adorable A is for alligator craft for kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • cardstock or printer paper
  • colored construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • crayons or markers
  • alligator craft template

Instructions

    Download and print the template. Have your preschoolers color the individual pieces of the craft template. They can use crayons, markers, or colored pencils.

    Now, cut out all of the pieces on the dashed line. Save the “alligator” word on the bottom of the page.

    Turn the letter A on it’s side. It doesn’t matter which direction it faces. Glue the green eye pieces to the top side of the letter A. Center the eyeballs on the green eye pieces.

    Glue the teeth on the open end of the letter A. Then, glue the alligator to a piece of construction paper.

    Finally, glue the word “alligator” underneath the letter craft, and trace it.

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  1. I just downloaded your adorable alligator A craft! Thank you so much for letting it be for free. Do you have a project for each letter of the alphabet. I would like to download them all.

  2. Hi!
    I am a homeschool mom, a public and private school teacher, and now I am an independent contractor. I teach for Outschool. May I please use your alphabet characters in my class and post them in my classroom? My students must have a password in order to gain access to my class and my classroom. I only allow 1-6 students per class. Thank you for your consideration to my request. Please respond to crkenefick@yahoo.com

    Thank Cheryl Kenefick
    Mrs. K.