Archive for the ‘Letter A’ Category
When Hunter was learning the letter A, we made these really simple aliens. First the kids colored a coffee filter with washable markers. Then, they sprayed a light mist of water over the coffee filter, which caused the colors to spread together. Once they were dry they added some different shapes to create their aliens. Hailey’s is on top, then Hunter’s is on the left, and Harper’s is on the right.
Super simple, super cute
A couple of weeks ago Hunter told me he was ready to start doing school again. So, I thought I’d put together some letter A activities to see how it went before I started doing lots of planning. We spent 2 weeks on the letter A and every day he was asking me for more work to do.
Hunter colored a letter A crown from Sing With Me Through the ABCs.
He made a letter a door hanger from Sing With Me Through the ABCs that hung up on his door all week.
He also colored a letter A paper from Sing With Me Through the ABCs.
He made this cute A wand from Sing With Me Through the ABCs.
He used water colors to paint this paper from Sing With Me Through the ABCs.
Hunter used a foam letter to stamp As onto a piece of paper.
He made the letter A craft from the Animal ABCs. He cut out the alligators with some help.
Hunter kept asking for more to do, so I found this cute letter A coloring page at Just Color.
We played hide and seek with the foam letter A- I hid the letter and Hunter had to find it.
Hunter stamped letter As and glued foam letter As onto this paper from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
He practiced his colors with this alligator paper from the Animal ABCs.
Hunter worked on some gears.
He entertained Harper with the gears while I worked with Hailey on her school work.
He did some building.
We worked on patterns- I made the orange and purple one and then he made the yellow and purple one.
He played with Play-Doh.
He built a “flying car” with his Legos.
He played with his Legos with Harper.
He read books with Harper.
Hunter had a great couple of weeks working on the letter A. I am hoping his enthusiasm continues.
We also did a unit on The Snowy Day which I am going to be posting soon.
I am so far behind in my preschool posts that I see the calendar in my pictures with September 16th on it! But we are going to take a little break from preschool for now. Almost every day Hunter says that school is boring and he wants to just play. So, we are going to take a few weeks off from preschool and see if he changes his mind. Last year he loved doing school, but this year he wants to play with his trains all day. So, that is fine and I will wait until he wants to do school again.
But, for now- here are a few of things we did.
Our letter was A.
We read this book and listened to the CD that goes with it. The CD is really cute!
Hunter colored a letter A paper.
We are going to make an alphabet book full of crafts, with one for each letter. For A, we made A is for Apple.
We added the letter A to our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree. Then Hunter swatted the letter A.
Hunter has a little book that is the same as the big book of The Adventures of Abby Alligator. He colored his copy of the book.
Our Bible story was about Adam and Eve, so I used the printables I found here. I lamintated them and put magnets on the back so we can use them on our white board.
Math and Manipulatives:
Hunter doing his fishing puzzle.
Trying out a new manipulative- Wedgits.
We did math using Farmland math and Hunter really enjoys it!
Hopefully our preschool posts will be back soon. For now, be sure to stop back to see the crafts we are planning to do and see what Hailey is busy doing in 3rd grade.
We had a fun filled week in preschool… although this post is a few weeks old because I am having a hard time fitting blogging into everything else that I have going on right now. Anyway, here are some of the things Hunter did in preschool:
We are using Little Hands to Heaven from Heart of Dakota and our letter for the week was A.
Hunter looking at the A page in Big Thoughts for Little People.
Gluing some Apple Jacks onto the letter A.
Woody took a little walk on the letter A that I put on the floor.
Our Bible Story was Adam and Eve:
We talked about how God made everything. We went into a dark room and I said “Let there be light” and then turned the light on.
We drew some pictures using white crayon.
Then Hunter painted over the white crayon with water colors.
His picture showed how things appeared from nothing.
We also talked about the serpent and how he deceived Eve. Hunter ran back and forth jumping over the snake.
We are making a counting book and for our first page we added 1 tree.
I drew three circles on a page and then Hunter colored in the circles with the matching color. Then he sorted some pegs onto the correct circles.
Hunter checking out some dinosaurs
His sensory bin for the week
Woody came to school one day