Preschool Letter W

Preschool Letter W (Throughout this Preschool Letter W post, click the hyperlinked text to take you to the complete unit in my TpT store/original resource link, or click on the pictures to get the freebies!) Let me begin by saying, “Wow!” I can’t believe that we are almost done with our Letter of the Week! Between you and I, I’ll admit that I can’t wait to move beyond the alphabet and actually start to READ! I am planning on mixing phonics with sight words when we begin reading, but we’ll talk about that a bit later! So! Here it is: Letter W. I know you already know this… Yep. We started with our letter W play dough mat. Filip used some small gems this week. We then identified lower and upper case W with our Alphabet Letter find page. Next, we worked on beginning W sounds. Then Filip practiced writing upper and lower case W with our Alphabet Write and Wipe cards. We started Day 2 with an upper and lower case W maze. Then Filip did a CVC work work page. Have I mentioned how much he loves these pages? I think it’s because he feels like a big kid reading all those words on his “worksheet”. In case you didn’t know this, my lil’ man absolutely LOVES worksheets. We read a few more words with our beginning W CVC Word Slider cards. Then put together some beginning W CVC Puzzles. And practiced sounding out and writing beginning W CVC words with our Phoneme Segmentation cards. And here are all the cards he completed: We finished our Preschool Letter W with an upper and lower case craft. Voila! Preschool Letter W all done! Click here to download a pdf. with all the FREEBIES from this... read more

Sunday School Creation: Day 6, Man and Day 7, Day of Rest

This week, we summarised all the God had created. Since we hadn’t talked about the creation of the first man, Adam, the previous week, we talked about him now. I had planned to take in some play dough and show my kiddos how God formed Adam ever so carefully, but I don’t know how it happened that I didn’t end up taking any to class with me. Oh well. So, we had to use our imaginations and imagined how God formed Adam from the dust and then breathed life into him. It was not nearly as fun as the play dough, but my little dears went along with it! We also read from our Creation story book to find out what God did on Day 7. We spent a good few minutes talking about God’s rest. We decided that God did not necessarily sleep on Day 7. Most likely, God rested from creating and spent time admiring His creation. I asked my kiddos what they usually do after they have made something really cool with Lego, or have done an awesome craft. Do they just keep on making things out of Lego, or keep crafting, or do they take a break to admire their work… and, perhaps, even play with their creations? Well, after God created Adam, God wanted to talk to Adam. He was, after all, the most magnificent of all God’s creations. My kiddos could totally relate to that one 😉 Next, inspired by Hands Bible Teacher’s post, I introduced the Creation Week sensory mini tub pack I made for my dears. I filled each mini tub with something to represent what was created on each day. I also made a Days of Creation printable that I put on the bottom of each tub. Needless to say, this was the highlight of the day and the kiddos ALL wanted to have a turn ordering the tubs. And we also played a matching game, which the younger kids enjoyed a great deal. (The pictures below are on the reverse-side of the numbers pictured above.) We coloured an Adam puppet to remind us that, on Day 6, God also created the first man and then the next day, on God’s day of rest, God talked to Adam. Once the children had finished their craft, we also played a sorting game to show the things what were created by God and the things that were created by man. Of course, no lesson is complete without a Take Home page 🙂 Click here to... read more

Sunday School Creation: Day 6 Animals

As in previous sessions, I brought out our sensory bottles and we talked about what God had created on each day. I brought out the Day 6 sensory bottle and I asked my kiddos to guess what God had created on this particular day. No, not the grass, nor the flowers… yes! That’s right! Puppies and cats and giraffes and all the other animals! We checked our Creation story book to make sure that we had gotten that right. Sure enough, we were right; what a clever bunch we are! 😉 We spoke about big and small animals and then we tried to make the sounds our favourite animals made. And then we played a sorting game. We sorted the animals from the insects. Am I right to assume that insects were created on this day? (Please point out the obvious to me so I know to change it for next year if I’m wrong!!) My munchkins love our sorting games and have come to expect them for each lesson! Then I held up some pre-cut animals masks: monkeys and lions and bears and puppies! Oh my! They all jumped and down with excitement!  I got the free printable masks from First Pallette. Here is my lil’ Filip… yes, he’s in my Sunday School class 🙂 My dears are all at different levels with the colouring and fine motor development. That means that some will finish quickly, while others will need help to complete their colouring. I usually allow the early finishers the possibility to play with the Creation sensory bottles or to start on their Take Home page. Today, I decided to make this: They totally LOVED the sensory animal tub! Of course, my dears that were still colouring wanted to see what all the fuss was about… I’m so glad I decided to take a photo BEFORE and not DURING or AFTER as you would not have been able to tell what it was meant to be! Of course, I handed out some Take Home pages to my dears too. Before we finish up for the morning, I always explain what is expected of them and they feel so grown up doing their Sunday School “homework”. Please click here to get the printables in English. Please click here to get the printables in Romanian. Thank you so much for stopping by to see what we did for Day 6 of Creation! I will be back with the creation of Adam and God’s day of rest in two weeks! See you then... read more