We sent the boy to a 3 day per week prek4 program at our church and then started homeschooling Kindergarten! That was 5 years ago this May so I feel a little rusty on some of the younger learning skills.
scary new territory for me! But I like to have fun – so fun we had (even my 9yr old participated in some games and had a blast – I did have to make things a bit harder for him).
Letter A PreK
- if you round your painted A the ants can climb up the “ant hill”. (we discussed ants have 6 legs, sideways jaws, and smell with their antennas)
- “A” graham crackers for snack.
- Paint big and little a’s on your tile (I use Crayola washable paints). Name any animal – if it’s big they jump on the big A if it’s little they jump on the little a. Or do a speed round of saying “big little” and watching them try to keep up.
- A is an alligator / alien (my 9yr old enjoyed making an alien)
- Counting apples and matching letters to pictures (new table chart from school supply store discounted find)
- New flash cards – arranged in ABC order
- Put “a” items in a bag, blind fold child and have them guess what they are (I’m doing this in place of a sensory bin)
- Label all things around your home that start with an A. Good luck with this one, I got stuck on ax, anchor, & arrow all of which we don’t have in the house.
- Compare Contrast – avocado vs apple (below)
Using Your Senses same or different? Comparing apples to avocados by sight, touch, smell, and taste – the boy was “in charge” of the list.
Do you have a link (or suggestions) to great “A” snacks, crafts, and/or fun? Please add it to the comments I’d love to read it!
This year we are working on letter recognition, number recognition, proper order, basic handwriting skills, animals, and bible stories all while incorporating fun into our day. We are using All About Reading curriculum.