Saturday, November 21, 2020

Fall Dot to Dot Pages

 


My little one does not care for coloring, painting or being crafty. He does, however, really like doing dot to dot pages. In order to have more Thanksgiving activities for him, I made some Fall Themed dot to dot pages. Since he likes both, each page has a numbers and an alphabet version.



If you're looking for other fall resources, you might check out my Apple Tree Roll and CoverFall Sight Words Printables3 Part Fall Vocabulary Cards Fall Early Reader or Apple Printables



Friday, November 20, 2020

Letter J - Jaguar Week

These are our homeschool preschool activities for the Letter J and Jaguars week. Archer was 29 months. You can see our full "curriculum" post here, but we will only use some activities each week. The majority of his time is still unstructured play.
This was his desk setup. I hung some bulletin board letters, a sign language card (from And Next Comes L) and his art from the week. The shelf had a letter construction capital and lowercase letters, an Alphabet ReaderMeet the Phonics Letter Reader, a peg letter and a wooden letter train car.
His "Preschool Basket," had a magnetic tracing board, his Brain Games activity book (he decided he needs to go through it on his own now), My First Brain Quest (hit or miss with Archer)dry erase tracing cards, sandpaper letters and books. 
I'm trying to include readers to read together, but also books about the week's letter or animal. We had an Animal Antics Reader, First Little Readers book, a non-fiction sight words reader, a Meet the Sight Words reader and a My "j" Book.
This was his shelf set up in the playroom. I used Magnatiles to make a J on his white board and added some magnetic letters and fridge phonics. On top I have his Alphabet Soup Can, a jaguar and his preschool basket.

Shelves on the left had Chutes and Ladders, his mailbox and a bunch of wooden vehicles with people. Shelves on the right had some wooden vehicle magnets (his request), a 12 piece puzzle, a shape sorter, some 3 part cards and a basket of cars.
Letter construction (From Tired Need Sleep)
Letter J sensory bin.
Letter maze (free to print here).
Letter J puzzles
Letter J dot to dot (from education.com)
Bottle cap letters were a HUGE hit this week. He kept asking for them again and again (free to print here).
Tracing cards and line tracing (free to print here).
Jaguar number(free to print here). When he was done he just wanted to play with the number tiles and put them all in order.
Pattern Block Letter (from Confessions of a Homeschooler) - He has been using magnetic pattern blocks on our magnetic easel. He did it mostly himself, but insisted I do the triangles.
We did our normal playdough routine with cookie cutters and a  letter stamper (similar to these), but Archer was really into having the jaguar eat "treats."  We also used our alphabet dough mat (free to print here).
I wrote some Js on a chalk board and Archer erased them with a Q-tip.
Cooperative Chutes and Ladders
Shape sorting.
He has been very into these 12 piece puzzles lately. I think they're enough pieces that he really has to work at it, but not too many so as to be overwhelming.
He rediscovered his bathtub letters (our bathroom with a tub is being fixed, so he hasn't played with tub toys in a while). He wanted to put them all in order.
He won't color, but he really likes his alphabet dot to dot book!
Magnets.
Matching forest words.
Still loving his resin letters and letter mold.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Letter I - Iguana Week

 These are our homeschool preschool activities for the Letter I and Iguanas week. We actually took a couple of weeks, since we took a long weekend from homeschool. Archer was 29 months. You can see our full "curriculum" post here, but we will only use some activities each week. The majority of his time is still unstructured play.
This was his desk setup. I hung some bulletin board letters, a sign language card (from And Next Comes L) and his art from the week. The shelf had a letter construction capital and lowercase letters, an Alphabet ReaderMeet the Phonics Letter Reader and a wooden letter train car (that got taken to the train table at the time of the picture).
His "Preschool Basket," had a magnetic tracing board, his Brain Games activity book (we just talk through together and skip anything too advanced), My First Brain Quest (hit or miss with Archer)dry erase tracing cards, sandpaper letters and books. 

I'm trying to include readers to read together, but also books about the week's letter or animal. We had two Amazing Animal  Readers, a First Little Readers book, a sight words reader and Leaping Lizards.
This was his shelf set up in the playroom. I used Magnatiles to make a I on his white board and added some magnetic letters and fridge phonics. On top I have his Alphabet Soup Can, his preschool basket.

Shelves on the left had mini-squigz, a basket with a puzzle (taken away at picture time), magnadoodle with magnetic letters and a car ramp. Shelves on the right had Monkey Around, crystal builders, QubixDuplo pattern cards (from All Our Days), pretend ice cream and a basket of cars.
Letter construction (From Tired Need Sleep)
Tracing cards and line tracing (free to print here).
Making a capital and lowercase i out of our balance beams (similar to these)

Cyrstal builders on the light table.
Letter I sensory bin.
Letter I puzzles
Letter maze (free to print here).
For play dough, we used cookie cutters and a letter stamper (similar to these).  We also used our alphabet dough mat (free to print here)
Bottle cap letter matching (free to print here).
I printed a capital I (from his Cut and Paste Phonics Hunt) and then gave him little strips of paper to glue on.
More puzzles.
The Alphabet train puzzle was a special Halloween treat from his grandparents!
He wanted to do some farm stickers.
Farm magnets were a big hit this week (even though it wasn't in my plan to get them out, haha)


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