I have read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom several times this year, and they never seemed to tire of it! Here are some printables to practice letters. If you have small round stickers, you could write the corresponding letters on each one and then allow your kiddo to match them. Or use the stickers on a paper towel roll for identification, and make your own Chicka Chicka tree! If no stickers, a marker or highlighter to color the letters they can identify works too!
Hi Preschool families! Welcome back from the long weekend. I hope you were able to enjoy a little down time with your family. We’ll Zoom this morning at 10am since we missed yesterday.
We have two more weeks, so I thought we would do an alphabet and number review, plus some other summer activities to get us to June 4th. Homestretch, parents!!Thanks for sticking around and doing your very best for your kiddos. It’s been a privilege to co-teach with all of you these past 10 or so weeks. 🙂
This is a super fun way to practice letter identification and/or sounds. It’s calledLetter Peel and Match. You could just concentrate on a few letters (like the ones in their name) or the wholealphabet.
Orbreak out a cookie tin and some magnetic letters to try this alphabet picture match.Print the pictures, lay on thecookie sheet, and help your child match the pictures to the letter it begins with.(Be prepared, you may have to bake real cookies when you’re finished!)
An easy number recognition/counting game to make quickly is one I call Play-Doh Smash! Write each number you want your child to practice on a small piece of paper.Your child picks a number, identifies it, then rolls that many balls of play-doh. When they’re finished rolling, they get to count and “smash” each ball flat.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. How about homemade ice cream in a ziplock bag? You gotta try thisat some point this week!
Good Morning! Hope everyone is having a good week. It doesn’t feel at all like Memorial Day weekend is approaching…but I hope you have something fun to look forward to over the next couple of days.
Here’s a fun way to put together your own version of the butterfly life cycle. I used various pasta shapes (colored with sharpie permanent markers), but you can use whatever you have to represent each stage. I also added paper leaves and a real twig. Or simplyhave your kiddo draw the four stages on paper!
Growing up and going to Catholic school, I have fond memories of our school May Crownings.Here are acouple of Mary pictures to print and color. There are two options in the download (pages 2-3.) The one on page 3 is good for preschoolers. And there are lots of videos/music on YouTube to play your favorite Mary hymn…here’s mine 🙂
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Zooms next week will be on Tuesday (5/26) and Friday (5/29) due to the holiday. I’ll update the schedule and send reminder emails the day before. The following week after that, we will have our last Zoom meetings for this school year on Monday (6/1) and Thursday (6/4.)
I’mcalling this one…Way Back Wednesday!Photos from thefirst couple of weeks of school.My, how they have grown!I miss them!
Here’s a pair of butterfly wings to decorate today. This is also the pattern you can use if you are doing the caterpillar in the paper bag turning into a butterfly project that I talked about yesterday. So basically Mom or Dad decorates a pair of wings on the sly, then you attach them to the caterpillar inside the bag, reseal, and let your kiddo find the surprise when they open up the bag.
I promise if you try this, your kid will act way more surprised and excited than mine did. HAHAHA!
Butterflies are a cool way to introduce the concept of symmetry. Here’s an easy way to show that one side of a butterfly’s wings has the exact pattern as the other side. Using the butterfly outline, fold it in half, then add paint to only one side of it. Fold it over and press gently. When unfolded, the wings will be painted symmetrically.
And another butterfly to paint or color today. If the rain finally stops today, maybe go outside and draw caterpillars and butterflies with chalk!
Here’s another Epic book about caterpillars and butterflies.
Do you have a hole punch? Caterpillars really like to eat leaves, unlike the one from The Very Hungry Caterpillar story yesterday! Have your kiddo cut out some leaf shapes and punch holes to their heart’s content! Fine motor/hand strengthening exercise and it keeps them concentrating quietly…for a few minutes anyway!🙂
Or how about this little guy/gal? He’s an egg carton, recycled into a caterpillar. You could also use a paper towel/TP roll aswell. And if you’re feeling ambitious… once he’s complete, have your kiddo put him into a chrysalis(brown lunch bag.)Staple the top of the bagshut, and put it in a “quiet” place.Then, in a couple ofdays, you secretly decorate a pair of wingsand attach them to the caterpillar inside the bag.Re-staple the bagand then let your child tear the bag open carefully to reveal a beautiful butterfly!I’ll send a wing patterntomorrow should you choose to accept this mission! 🙂
And here’s a pattern practice worksheet if you’re interested.You coulduse playdough to make caterpillars with patterns also.Or make some prettybutterflies with playdough!
Good Morning, it’s Monday again 🙂 I am praying for some sunshine today…enough with the soggy weather and wet basements, right?!
Just a few more weeks of “school” left. This week’s theme will be caterpillars and butterflies. Please read this book on Epic to learn about the butterfly life cycleand other fun facts!
A beloved children’s classic, and one of my favorites! After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, there’s a story sequencing page you can print. Your child can color the pieces, cut them out, and use them to retell the story to others while putting them in order.It’s a lot of coloring, so you may want to spread it out over the day (or week!)
Here’s another idea for today. Have your kiddo cut out some green circles, one for each letter in his name. Then make a larger red circle for the head, and glue your caterpillar together. Add whatever features you like (antennae, legs…) Apologies, mine is more dog-like, at least in the face, but you get the idea! 🙂
Good Morning!Hope you’ve been out and about a little to enjoy the last couple of lovely days. Our last insect this week is the ant. Always interesting to watch these industrious workers, as long as they’re not in my kitchen! Check out some interesting facts about ants.
And before we go any further, a Happy Birthday to our friend Briana, who turns 4 today! Also, our buddy Colinis celebrating his 4th birthday on Sunday! Happy Birthday, Colin and Bri!
OK, back to ants!Here’s a link to several pages if you want any insect coloring sheets. The ant is the first one.
May continues to be the Month to honor Mary, Our Mother. Wewould normally be using the Hail Mary as our morning prayer at school.Please practice it with yourkiddo so they are somewhat familiar with it.
Here’sa sweet picture of Mary you could color and then cut out the flowers at the bottom and add to her crown.
Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was such a pretty day. I hope you spent some time outside enjoying the sun and warmer weather. Did you spot any interesting insects?Today we’ll take acloser look at dragonflies.As always, I like to startwith a book! Here’s one to read on Epic.
Here’s a dragonfly outline you can use to decorate your own dragonfly. I painted mine with q-tips. Do what you can with what you have 🙂
Hello, busy bee preschoolers!You can look here for some fun bee crafts to try today. Here’s whatI made for bee day!
Although there are many different kinds of bees, here’s a book about honeybees, and the very important work they do. You can read it here on Epic.
This looks like a fun outdoor activity! You need a bowl of water with some yellow food dye in it, a baster, and an ice cube tray or egg carton. They need to suck up the water (pollen) and transfer it back to the beehive (tray/carton.)
Despite the lousy weather and present circumstances, I hope all the Moms had a day of feeling extra loved and appreciated!
This week we’ll take a closer look at bugs and insects. Let’s start with the ladybug. There areseveral good books on Epic about ladybugs. Read this one, an any other, to get familiar with this type of beetle.
Here are some cute ideas for ladybug art projects. Its hard to know what people have on hand at home. Hopefully you can find something here to try out!And here are some funfacts to read about ladybugs. Boy, you really DO learnsomething new every day!
Scissor practice is important for your preschooler. Let them practice daily with any kinds of paper scraps, magazines, junk mail etc. Here’s a cute ladybug scissor practice you might want to print and try.