This post was drafted a few weeks ago & we have since completed Weeks B & C as well! It’s going really well & has been an easy way for me to put a little purpose into our week. For more ideas & to see what else we’ve done, you can check out my ABC pinboard.
Our first week of “preschool” went well – my prep work paid off and it was really easy to just pick a topic/activity/craft in the moment if I found our day getting a little long. 😉 This weeks topics were: Letter A, Ants, and the color Red! Here’s a peek at what we did…
Letter A Box:
- That’s a stuffed Alligator in the back 😉
- Board books: Pepo & Lolo & the Red Apple, Angelina Ballerina’s 1-2-3
- Apple & Apple slice
- Letter A (puzzle piece, foam, and fridge magnets)
- Rubber Alligator & Ape (and matching phonics cards**)
- Animal cards: Ant & Armadillo**
- Airplane (Melissa & Doug puzzle piece)
- Magna-Doodler for writing practice
- **I picked up the phonics & animal cards from the $1 section at Target!
Lots of fun Letter A books. I just wandered through the library & also used this blog.
Letter A with Apple stamps! (printable courtesy of ConfessionsofaHomeschooler)
Monday: Letter Box & “Grover in an Airplane!” coloring page (Target $1 section again)
Tuesday: Read all of our “A” books & since most of them had to do with Apples we did apple stamps with fingerpaint – super fun & not as messy as I thought it would be! We also did the Nursery Rhyme: Way up High in the Apple Tree (with hand motions).
Wednesday: Talked about Ants! Read some books, played with some ant stickers & watched A Bug’s Life – we watched this on the 4th of July with N as our “first family movie night” & she talked about it for weeks afterward, so I was really excited to surprise her with it again…
Thursday: Sesame Street episode on Netflix (Season 40, episode 6) – Letter A & #14. We tried to talk about letter sound & word recognition as N is a little too young to really practice “writing” her letters yet, but that would be an easy thing to do with your kiddos after learning about the letter all week.
Friday: VACATION! – we took some of her “A” books with us for the car ride
There are so many blogs and pinboards full of ideas…you seriously just have to do a search on pinterest for “Letter ___” and you will get a bazillion ideas. One blog I read suggested singing (to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”) …A says ah, A says ah, every letter makes a sound, A says ah. Of course my little songbird loved it! There are a ton of creative people in the world.