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Preschool Letter V

Preschool Letter V (Throughout this Preschool Letter V 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!) As we have always done on day 1 of  our Preschool Letter of the Week, I brought out our Alphabet play dough mats and Filip first traced the letter V with his finger, then built them with some play dough. Filip then practiced writing the letter V with dry-erase markers on our Alphabet Write and Wipe cards. To aid upper and lower case letter recognition, Filip did an Alphabet Find activity using our alphabet stamps this time. We also focused on beginning sounds. And then we brought out our Sound Hound activity and we sorted the picture cards by beginning, medial and final sound positions. We finished day 1 with a number 14 play dough mat. We started day 2 started with a letter V maze. We also read some CVC words and our very first CVCC word using our letter V Word Slider cards. Next, we did a letter V and word word page. This has become a favourite for us – Filip loves that he can independently read the words on the page and I love seeing his confidence grow as a beginning reader. Then Filip did some beginning letter V puzzles. We finished the first day with our Phoneme Segmentation cards. I was one proud mummy watching my little fella’ sound out each word and then write each letter in the correct box. We started Day 3 with a beginning letter V CVC cut and paste activity – there were only two words on this particular page! Easy peazy! Next, Filip read the -en Word Family Flap Flap reader. Not forgetting about our Number study, Filip dotted his way through a Number 14 maze. And then a Number 14 worksheet. We finished our Preschool Letter of the Week V with an upper and lower case craft. And there you have it! Preschool Letter V all done! Click here to download a pdf. with all the FREEBIES from this post. (Please note: the freebie pack DOES NOT include freebies linked to my online... read more

Sunday School Creation: Birds and Fish

Sunday School – Creation Day 5: Birds and Fish I’d like to begin with an apology to everyone who has been waiting for me to continue with the Creation series. Due to family and work commitments, I had to put blogging on hold for a while, but I am back this week to show you what my little dears and I did for Day 5 of Creation. We started by talking about what God had created on the previous days. I brought out the Darkness and Light sensory bottles from Day 1, the Clouds and Ocean sensory bottle from Day 2, the Land and Plants sensory bottle from Day 3 and the Sun, Moon and Stars sensory bottles from Day 4 and we talked about what was in each one and. I then brought out the sensory bottles for Day 5 and I asked my little dears to try and guess what God had created… This bottle shows the sky and the different birds that God created. (As I didn’t have enough big bird pictures/stickers to put in, I added some butterfly ones… I know butterflies weren’t created on Day 5, but my kiddos got the idea that God made “things with wings” on  this particular day to fly across the sky). Then I brought out the second bottle and we talked about the different fish and sea creatures that God also created. The kids absolutely loved this second bottle: I put in some small sea shells and blue and clear gems and they made the most delightful sound as the bottle was turned upside down. We then checked to make sure that our answers were correct by reading from our Creation Story Book. (Click the picture to get the FREE book!) We then played a sorting game with some sensory tubs that I made up for my little dears. (Click any of the pictures below to get the FREE printables.) I filled the first sensory tub with blue Easter grass and some white cotton balls. For the ocean sensory tub, I filled it up with some blue water beads, different coloured shells and some plastic fish tank grass. My kids had lots of fun playing with the contents and sorting the different creatures to their correct tub. We wrapped up our lesson with two paper plate crafts. A bird… And a fish… Of course, there was a take home booklet too! (Click any of the pictures to get the FREE booklet.) Please click here to get the Romanian version of the Take Home... read more

Back to School Preschool Centers

Back to School Preschool Centers We took a long break from blogging. O.K; we took a very l-o-o-ng break! I knew it would be impossible to keep doing “school work” with Filip, blog about it AND create new resources, so I decided to focus on work for a while. But we are getting back into school work and I thought it would be nice to show you some of the activities included in the Back to School Preschool centers unit I recently made! We started with a line tracing activity. This actually proved to be a difficult task for Filip as he struggled to make a straight line down. He insisted on resting his has on the table as he traced down the lines, creating all kinds of funky little zig-zags. (Click the photo to get it!) On the last try, he decided to take my advice and he lifted his hand off the table as he traced down. See? Perfect line! Next, he helped get the lost Nursery Rhyme characters back into their storybooks by tracing the curved lines, left to right. (Click the photo to get it!) Then, we worked on some fine motor skills with an alphabet sorting center. (Click the photo to get letters A-D.) Seeing as my lil’ man’s name starts with F, we decided to practice tracing F with this page. As with our play dough mats, Filip started by finger-tracing the letter. (Click the photo to get upper and lower case letters A-D.) Personally, I like these tracing mats more than the play dough mats we have been using for our Preschool Letter of the Week series. I just love the fact that the directions are inside the letter and show the exact beginning point for each stroke. Of course, the dotted tracing line is also perfect for young kiddos learning to write! Anyhoo! We then did some number sorting by placing the crayons into the correct packets. (Click the photo to get numbers 1-3). Filip sorted the crayons by putting them inside each packet… But you could also sort them by placing the crayons under each corresponding number packet. While  we were absent from blogging, Filip turned 5. Yep. My baby is a big boy now, so he tells me. For this reason, we decided to use the number 5 tracing mat. (Click the photo to get numbers 1-3). And then we used some dice, 5 side up, to represent the number on the 10 frame. We also sorted some objects by colour. Of course, the jars can also be used for... read more

Sunday School Creation: Sun, Moon and Stars

Sunday School Creation: Sun, Moon and Stars (The printables in this post are available in English or Romanian and can be downloaded at the end of this post.) We started our lesson about Day 4 of Creation by talking about what God had made on the previous days. Then, to find out what God had made on Day 4, we read from our Creation book. (Download the Creation book here!) We discovered that God created the sun, moon and stars. I pointed out that there was only one moon and one sun, but some many stars. I asked if anyone wanted to try to count them. “There are too many!” my kiddos replied. We then talked briefly about how awesome our God is that He can every single star in the universe and knows exactly how many there are! The little dears with some number knowledge were very impressed by how “smart” God is 😉 I then brought out the Sun, Moon and Stars exploration jars. To make the sun exploration jar, I painted a Styrofoam ball with oil-based yellow paint. I filled the jar with one tube of blue glitter glue, smallest drop of blue food dye and water. To make the moon and stars exploration jar, I painted a smaller Styrofoam jar with grey oil-based paint and added some glow-in-the dark stars. I filled the jar with one tube of silver glitter glue, some black water paint and water. Of course, glue on the lid. Unless you don’t mind cleaning up the mess that could be made 😉 We talked about how God made the sun to shine during the day and the moon to glow at night. We then focused our attention on the Sun and talked about Sun Safety. My kiddos area clever bunch and helped me sort the things we need to be safe when we are out in the sun from the things that we don’t need… though we all agreed that it would be nice to eat a slice of cake while out in the sun! We then did our craft for the week… a paper plate sun craft… … and the moon and a star on the other side of the paper plate… (The moon and star template is available at the end of this post.) And then, each kiddo took one of these booklets home: And that’s it for Day 4 of Creation! To download the FREE ENGLISH Sunday School printables from this post, please click here! To download... read more

Preschool Letter U

  Preschool Letter U (Throughout this Preschool Letter U post, click the hyperlinked words to take you to the complete unit in my TpT store/original resource link, or click on the pictures to get the freebies!) Our hair gel and gel beads sensory bag from Letter T was a huge hit with my lil’ learner, so we used it again this week. Here is the completed Letter U on our play dough mats. Next, Filip found all the upper and lower case U’s from our Letter T Letter Find packet. We then did a Letter U beginning sound page from our Beginning Sounds: Color It unit. The only words Filip knew were umbrella and underwear… the other words were “unhappy”, “uncle”, “up” and “umbrella-bird”. “Words with U are so hard to find!” he says… sigh…    Next, he practiced writing upper and lower case U using a whiteboard marker on our Write and Wipe cards. Then we sorted some picture cards from our Sound Hound unit to show the sound position of the “U” in each word. “Why are there no words that end with U?” he asked. Sigh again… He then counted out 13 unifix cubes and made the pattern from our Number 13 Play Dough Mat. Then, using the gel sensory bag, he made out the number 13. We started Day 2 with a an upper and lower case U maze. Filip decided to use pink and purple stamps to make his way through the maze… Then Filip practiced writing the Letter U and reading the CVC words on this worksheet from our Introducing the Alphabet packet. We finished Day 2 with a fine motor Letter U printable from 1plus1plus1equals1. He LOVES these pages! We did Day 3 during the setting of the afternoon sun, so we ask the you please excuse the glare from the right side and poor image quality 😉 Here he is, dotting at Dawn DeLorenzo’s Gumball Dot It! Letter U activity page.   Next, Filip dotted his way through the  Number 13 maze. Then completed a Number 13 worksheet. We did a Letter U sound page, this time looking for the  “U” in the middle sound position. This is available in our Ending and Middle Sound Color It! Packet. Then we read our “ED” word family flip-flip book. And finished the week off with a letter U craft! U for underwater and for umbrella. And there you have it! Another Preschool Letter of the week all done! Click here to download a pdf. with all the FREEBIES from this post. (Please note: the freebie pack DOES NOT include freebies... read more

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