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Alphabet Activities



Letter "Aa"

Letter "Bb"

Letter "Cc"

Letter "Dd"  

Letter “Ee"

Letter "Ff"

Letter "Gg"

Letter "Hh"

Letter "Ii"

Letter "Jj"

Letter "Kk"

Letter "Ll"  

Letter "Mm"

Letter "Nn"

Letter "Oo"

Letter "Pp"

Letter "Qq"


Letter "Rr"

Letter "Ss"  

Letter "Tt"

Letter "Uu"

Letter "Vv"

Letter "Ww"

Letter "Xx"  

Letter "Yy"

Letter "Zz"


Circle Time


Handprint Calendar


Winter Theme Crafts


Valentines Day


Cooking


Rainbows


St Patrick's Day


Easter


Astrology & Space


Gardening and Flowers


Insects


Mother's Day


Father's Day



Teddy Bears


Independence Day


Dental Health


Nutrition


Fire Safety


Personal Safety


Name Recognition


Simple Science


Halloween




Thanksgiving


Numbers and Quantities


Counting


Christmas


Gingerbread Theme


Craft Recipes



Boredom Busters & Rainy Day Activities


Brain Development in Early Childcare


Marketing your Childcare / Home Business



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Letter "Aa" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities




We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities.
Schedule of Activities


"Aa" is for Apple Necklaces
Instructions:
Cut apple shape out of construction paper or use white cardstock and let the children color them.

Write the letter on the apple. Older children can try to write the letter themselves.

Cut straws into one inch lengths and string onto yarn with the construction paper apples to make a necklace.


Five Little Apples

Instructions:

Cut small apple shapes out of construction paper.

Give children the apple shapes, stems, and leaves to glue together onto a sheet of construction paper.



"Aa" is for Apple Puppets

Instructions:

Use two medium size apple shapes cut out of card stock or index paper and let the children color them.

Write the letter on the apple.

Glue apples back to back onto a craft stick to make a fun puppet to practice recognizing the letter A.


"Aa" is for Aliens

Instructions:

Cut a circle shape out of green construction paper.
Give children glue, eyes, and markers and let them create their own Aliens.


Instructions:

Cut 3 ovals in 3 sizes out of black construction paper.

Let children glue together into the shape of an ant.

Add wiggle eyes then use scraps of construction paper to make 2 antenae and six legs.

We used these at circle time and sang along with the song "The Ants go Marching", and "The Wiggles" "Little Brown Ant".
Oval Ants


"A" is for Applesauce

Make homemade applesauce!

Directions:

Peel apples, making the skin as long as possible so that you can invite the children to dunk the peel into a mixture of cinnamon & sugar, then eat the peels.

Core & cut apples into quarters - ask the children to help cut the fruit using plastic knives.

Place the apples in a saucepan or crock pot with a small amount of water.

Cover and simmer until the apples are tender, about 30 minutes.

Stir occasionally while cooking.

Allow to cool and mash with a potato masher or in a blender.

Add a small amount of cinnamon and sugar to taste.


Alphabet Collage Books

During the school year we will make a page for every letter, number, shape, and color we are learning. Each week children will put their new collage pages into a binder kept at home. Parents are encouraged to use the binder to review the pages with their child regularly. At the end of the year the children will have a nice memento of their preschool year as well a a complete alphabet, number, color, and shape book.
"Aa" is for Ants Collage

Instructions:

Print the Letter Page:

Letter A Template


Color the Letter. Make finger prints all around the letter with black paint.

When dry use a marker to turn them into these cute little ants.
More Collage Ideas for Letter Aa

Apple prints

Magazine Cutouts

Aluminum.




Blank Letter Template:

Blank Letter A
Letter A Sponge Painting
For our sponge painted collage we use light colored construction paper. These Alphabet and misc. sponges are available from school supply stores, hobby stores, $1 store, or Walmart. Cut down the construction paper if you want to put them into a binder.


Group Time Activity


"Aa" is for Acting Like Animals
Have children stand up. Explain that you will call out the names of different animals. If the animal's name begins with the a sound they should act like that animal or make its sound. If the object's name does not begin with a, they sit down. Some animals that begin with a: antelope, ant, anteater, alley cat, aligator, etc.








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