|Blonde Warrior's 2011-2012 book (left) and Super Boy's 2010-2011 book (right).|
Last year, my THEN preschooler was busy each week learning one letter of the alphabet...not necessarily in alphabetical order as I don't believe that is the best way to teach letters phonetically. After learning the letter by pulling fun items out of his mystery alphabet bag, every Tuesday found him creating a simple ABC-themed craft page that emphasized its shape and sound. At the end of the year, I took all of the craft pages to Office Max and had them bound with a cover. (As a side note from a proud momma...he won a blue ribbon at our local county fair last summer for his creative efforts!)
I have recently received a handful of requests from readers asking for printable copies of the letter pages that I made for my son. I realize I have never shared the COMPLETE list of activities. I plan to repeat all of this with Greased Lightening next fall and will be glad to recount it all then.
For now, here's a list of all of the pages...
Please keep in mind that I am a FIRM believer in PROCESS over PRODUCT. I'll admit that some of the page themes did not produce a very "cute" outcome (painting with coffee). But, my main goal in introducing this year-long project was to provide some kinesthetic activity to his learning...not to make 26 fridge-worthy masterpieces.
- A is for Apple Prints
- B is for Bark Rubbings
- C is for Coffee Paint
- D is for Dirt
- E is for Eggs
- F is for Fabric
- G is for Glitter
- H is for Handprints
- I is for Inchworm Prints
- J is for Jungle Animal Prints
- K is for Keys
- L is for Lemon Juice Secret Codes
- M is for Marble Races
- N is for Newspaper
- O is for Octopus
- P is for Purple Polk-a-dots
- Q is for Quarter Rubbings
- R is for Rice
- S is for Stickers
- T is for Tire Tracks
- U is for Upside-Down Umbrella
- V is for Valentine's Cards
- W is for Watercolor
- X is for X Marks the Spot
- Y is for Yarn
- Z is for Zeros
My current preschooler is not yet learning the shape and sounds of the letters but has been working on ABC awareness by creating a completely different kind of alphabet book. I'll be sharing his book, as well as some more thoughts on designing your own preschool "curriculum", in the coming weeks. I hope you'll join me.
Have a preschooler learning the alphabet?
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ABC Book Upper Case Printable Pages
Lower Case Edition
Lower Case Edition
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