When we started homeschooling, I did Learning the Alphabet with Emmy. This year is technically her grade 00 (aka Pre-K) year, so we’re continuing with a letter of the week theme. This week we looked at Aa.
I made this apple sorting activity from felt. (You could probably also make it from paper or cardboard.) I also drew up a worksheet for her so she could record her answers.
She did this ants on an anthill activity. (I got the idea here.) Emmy doesn’t like getting dirty, so any time she has to fingerpaint always involves a bit of persuasion.
The girls got these mini chalkboard for Christmas – and I banned them from indoor use after my couches were covered in chalk dust. So Emmy sat on the little porch outside our front door and practiced writing ‘a’ and ‘A’.
She made an alligator A.
She couldn’t wait to play with these plastic farm animals. I had her sort them by size, by the number of legs they had, and whether they were feathered or not.
I bought her an A4 book to use as an alphabet book. Here is her letter A page. She spend some time every day looking for pictures in magazines.
One of the library books she chose at random turned out to be a sign language alphabet book. So we learned the letter A.
We did this apple science experiment. Emmy has decided she likes lemon-juice covered apples better than plain ones. I helped them fill out journal pages for the experiment. Angie’s is below.
We also went back to my Alphabet Rhyme Pack.
See my masterlist of PreK Letter of the Week lessons for more ideas.
Don’t forget to look at my Letter A Activities Pinterest board for even more inspiration.