After taking a week off for Thanksgiving, we bounced back this week with a lot of energy and fun.
Everyday either during or before circle time the kids would “fly” around the room pretending to be either a bird or airplane. If you are looking for ways to incorporate physical activities into teaching the alphabet, check out Exercising Through the Alphabet.
Math Concept: Shape Games
I have to admit this was the most fun we’ve had with a math concept to date. I found these really cute Christmas printables that required the kids to match shapes to decorate a tree and a wreath. I found the tree at First-School and the wreath at DLTK-Kids.
I put a little glue on the actual page and then let her get to it on her own. Once she was finished, I went through each of the shapes and had her name them.
I also printed and had her complete these cute shape cards by Modern Preschool. This is great fine motor practice. She was able to place the clips on the paper in the correct spot but for a slightly younger kiddo, you could just go through each of these cards with them verbally or have them point.
Then, we played Shape BINGO. I used glass beads from the dollar store as game pieces. You can find the BINGO cards we used at PreschoolMom. B and her friend, that I watch a few days a week, had a blast with this game. We played it at least four different times.
I also found this awesome shape game at DownUnderTeacher. It is a simple, yet fun way to work on shape recognition with your preschool kiddos. We, unfortunately, haven’t gotten to it yet this week, but I’m sure we will this weekend once B learns that I have it! She absolutely LOVES games.
In addition to our circle time and reading different books that go with the letter F, we also completed a few letter recognition activities this week.
I also found, but didn’t get around to doing this fun Letter F activity by ICanTeachMyChild.
Our theme this week was fire and even though we didn’t read a lot of books about fire we did do a really cool craft project with it. After reading two different bible stories dealing with fire, we wanted to make a little fire ourselves. Inspired by this Pinterest Post we created flames with a fork. This is a really easy craft project, all you need is a plastic fork, red and orange paint, and some paper.
This was not only fun to do but it was fun to say and there are plenty of F’s in Flames with a Fork!
Number Recognition: #5
We didn’t do as much as I wanted to with the number 5 this week, mainly because we were having too much fun with shapes. Since we had the celery stamps and paint out, we also stamped out a number 5.
To see a list of the books we read and their complimentary craft projects please check out Picture Books for the Letter F.
As always I hope that you found at least something that you and your kiddos will enjoy as you wind your way through the alphabet. Please continue to check back as I will be posting a new letter each week.