We had a wickedly wonderful time with the letter W this week! 🙂
Our brief but fun physical activity for the week was wiggling. We had so much fun wiggling through out our morning board activities and as we listened to Christmas music. Check out more ways to Exercise Through the Alphabet here.
Our theme this week was whales, after reading Jonah and the Whale. We had a blast exploring whales by watching YouTube Videos about them. The girls LOVE watching videos of whales breaching and listening to their songs.
This is a super cute paper plate whale craft from In the Playroom that goes great with Jonah and the Whale or just the letter W.
Even though we spent a lot of time learning about whales, we also talked about worms, weather, winter, wind, walking, and wiggles.
B is on a markers kick now, out with the water colors, so she had a blast coloring a whale on her W coloring page.
B also completed a Letter Maze from The Measured Mom.
Another letter recognition craft we did was this Winter Weather W by No Time For Flashcards. After talking about Winter and the different types of weather, I had the kiddos color a W and then paste little snowflakes and clouds on their letter.
We also created a few different W crafts that went along with our books for the week. Check out Letter W Books We Love.
Our number this week was six. B colored in a coloring page for the number 6.
We traced the number 6 every day during our morning board time and found any reason to count to 6 throughout the day.
I found this really cute idea for a Cheerio Worm from MamasLikeMe, that required the kiddos to string Cheerios on a Pipe Cleaner. So after reading “Diary of a Worm,” we created our very own wiggly worms. ALL of the kiddos got in on this action, although Shrimp did more eating than stringing.
Not necessarily related to whales, but I found these amazing pre-writing pages from The Teaching Mama. B completed a W Dot Page, traced the Letter W, completed a weather pattern page, and traced different weather pictures to their shadows or opposites.
I love when I can find a simple pattern page that goes with our theme or at least fits with our letter. She still struggles with patterns, so I love being able to throw them in when I can.
Math Concept: Comparing Sizes
I didn’t do anything fancy with this concept this week. Each day we looked at a different object that is near and dear to my kids’ hearts. We would examine the object and then compare the sizes. Having three of my own, plus a friend, gave us plenty of objects to compare and examine. Here is a list of the things that we compared plus some other objects that you might be able to use:
- My Little Pony horses
Well, that wraps up our wonderful week with the letter W.
Please feel free to comment or email if you have suggestions or need more ideas for a specific letter. I’d be happy to help!