Monday, March 23, 2009

The Letter A -Weekly Themed Activities

Our first letter of the week will be : A

I have put a large letter A on (our horribly ugly, I know) dining room floor, which also happens to be the kids play room(we eat in the kitchen!) with masking tape. The kids noticed it right away, and it is big enough that they can walk inside of it, as well as trace it with their fingers. We talk about it often, and although Sophia doesn't recognize the letter yet, I think that it is a fun way to expose her to one particular letter. And Roscoe makes sounds as he walks around it too! : )

I'm not really sure how I will end up formatting these ideas right now. Please bear with me as I figure this out! : )


The Ants Go Marching -lyrics


Apple Printing(Art)
Apple Tree-
take picture of tree right now.
what month is it?
what will the tree look like next month?


How many seeds are inside the apple?(while prepping for printing)
Shape bocks- copy cat

Large Motor:

Sailor Song(demo coming!)
Follow the Leader
Bicycle Journey across the City

Small Motor:

Coloring with crayons and markers
Practicing with scissors(Sophia only!)
Tracing Spirals, with fingers


Apple printing

Book of the week:

The Icky Sticky Anteater


Applesauce- make applesauce with wee ones


Construction Paper Flowers, decorated by the bambinos, honging in entry/doorways.

Background theme: SPRING!!!!

ok, I will have to come back and go into more detail at a later post.
I think that I need to get some sleep! ; )


Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Sounds fun! I miss pre-school with my Lulu (so grown up at 8 1/2!), but I'm going to gather ideas from your site for my little one.

Marcia Tullous said...

Hey Ruth,

Have I told you that I think you are amazing and so creative and gifted and good at what you do? Well, I am telling you NOW! Thanks for the inspiration.

Love to you!
Marcia and Liam