Preschool Corner: letter Ii

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Gabriel-3 yrs,  8 mos.
Kaleb, my k’ner also joins us on some of the fun activities…..because they are just that fun!!

I LOVE that these great Letter Ii ideas fit in so perfectly with our ABC I Believe lessons–both on INCHWORMS!!!

Memory verse for the week:  “…for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there none like me.” Isaiah 46:9b.

A HUGE thank you so very much to the ladies who made/designed/found all of the printables and activities on these blogs/websites:
Confessions of a Homeschooler
Homeschool Creations
Danielle’s Place

Look at these CUTE printables!!

We are finally getting back into the swing of our letter of the week study!!  I spent some time looking for some fun and creative activities.  I love, love, love the two blogs listed above!  Those ladies make my life so much easier!  🙂  ABC I Believe lessons from Danielle’s place are awesome as well.

I did great taking pics…..on the first day.  lol  I kind of slacked after that.

Gabriel had fun with the inchworm puzzle.

He LOVED the cut and paste activity.

We worked on numbers.  Doing some fun games and then working on 11-20.

Played games.

Read books.

I remembered this preschool activity bag that fits right in with our talks about measurement during this INCHworm week.

Decorated his letter Ii page with his brother.

Practiced letter writing.

Letter Ii book.

We played with the number puzzle.  Don’t you love how he’s all curled up, almost upside down while working on his numbers?  🙂  

Made some fun crafts!!

Great week if I do say so myself!!!

If you would like to see what my older boys did this week, their weekly report is *HERE*.

Preschool Corner: letter Hh

Gabriel–3 years, 8 months.

Our memory verse is Psalms 91:4a–He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust.

We read the corresponding story from ABC I Believe at Danielle’s Place. We talked about how God is like a mother hen who stretches her wings out to keep her chicks out of the cold, rain, and wind.  They trust her to keep them safe and warm.  We snuggled with blankets and talked about how God’s love is like a soft blanket wrapped around us all snuggly and warm.  

Gabriel and Kaleb made this really cute hen and chick craft from ABC I Believe as well.  I put them on construction paper so I can add their bible verse.



He and Kaleb cut, glued, and decorated their letter pages with hand prints.


We made haystacks…..with pretzel sticks (because that is what we had on hand).



We had a fun time with some of our preschool activity bags.

We played a few games.  Operation is his all-time favorite right now with the Cars Fishing Game running a close 2nd.



I found this cool printable on Homeschool Creations blog Tuesday night.  I printed, laminated, and cut the cards apart.  Then Gabriel and I sat down to play a couple games.  First I just had him identify the numbers in order and out of order.  Of course in order he just counted to twenty.  He gets 15-19 confused, but did fairly well.  He made it to 11 out of order.  We’ll work on 12-20 now. I asked him then to put the numbers 1-10 in order.  No problems there! 


I asked him to match the numbers 1-10 to the dot cards.  He did amazing!!  He would look at the number and then make an educated guess on the dot cards based on how small or large the number was, most times picking the right card first!  I’ve never seen him do that before.  

 





We played with the LeapFrog Fridge Phonics letter game.  Gabriel and Drake LOVE game!!  


Gabriel has shown an interest in writing letters so I let him give it a try on the dry erase board.


We read books, books, and more books.


We tried this ABC matching game that I bought from Scholastic….and he LOVED it (so did my toddler!)

 





Gabriel played with his Color Wonder light paint set and made a beautiful picture.  I thought I had a picture, but I can’t find it now.



We played with color a bit and you can see the pictures and link *HERE*.


A fun week!!  If you would like to see what my older boys are up to, their post is up too!

letter Ff activities

Danielle’s Place ABC Believe
Bible verse–2 Cor 3:18
I LOVE this week’s teaching concept:

If we accept Jesus as our Savior, we become a brand new person inside. Our sins are forgiven and we start a new life in Christ. We are given his Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us. As we learn more and more about Jesus and experience his love and forgiveness we begin to change from the inside out.

Art and activities:
Make an inside-out picture
Ff tactile art with feathers —> letter template from DLTK
flamingo coloring sheet

Our library system doesn’t have ONE children’s book on flamingos so we will use various websites to learn more about them.
We will read here, here, here, and here.
We will also use YouTube.com to find some National Geographic videos about flamingos.

There just isn’t a lot out there about flamingos. We’ll make do though.


letter Ee activities

I have found so many fun things to do this next week with the letter Ee!

First, Danielle’s Place homeschool letter Ee bible lesson focuses on Elephants. I just have to say, I think this is a wonderful resource!! The $12.95 is well worth the cost of this program! We have several activities to do this week from here including some copywork, several elephant crafts, and a game or two as well as the bible lesson and memory verse.

I found my letter template at DLTK’s Letter E Crafts for Kids as well as the Elmo tp craft we will do later this week.

I pulled a few activities from Homeschool Share’s Elephant Lapbook.

Egg match game here
. I am going to make a copy of both the colored and b&w. The color copy will be for the game and the b&w will be for the boys to color for their tactile Ee page.

I have my HUGE list of library books on hold for this week. A few of our selections:

African elephant : the world’s biggest land mammal
What Elephant?
An Elephant Grows Up
Elephants of Africa
Elephants Can Not Dance
The Blind Man and the Elephant
Elephants
Edsel the Elephant Who Learned to Share
Basha Elephant Baby
Never Ride Your Elephant to School
When Elephant Goes to a Party
Also a few on Elmo and Ernie from Sesame Street.

This will be a VERY fun week for us!! I’ll be sure to take a lot of pictures and add them next weekend!