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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 "Ii" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities




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




"Ii" is for Insects
Invite children to make finger prints using different colored inks or paint. When dry add legs, wings, eyes, and antennae with markers. Get the mason jar printable here...
Mason Jar Printables


More Fingerprint Insects
These fingerprint insects look adorable on just about anything. We've used them to decorate both clay pots and scrap kitchen tiles for sweet Mothers Day gifts.



More Insect crafts here...
Insect Crafts & Activities



"Ii" is for Ice Skates
We called these our Ice Skate Puppets. I just drew these freehand, cut out and had the kids glue them to a craft stick and lace up with yarn for some indoor ice skating and to reinforce our letter of the week. "Ii" is for Ice Skates.


"Ii" is for Igloo
Draw a rough outline of an igloo on blue construction paper. Encourage children to cut square shapes out of white construction paper and glue inside the igloo shape. Write "Ii" is for Igloo.


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.
"I" is for Ice Cream

Instructions:

Print the Letter Page:

Letter I Template


Color the Letter. Give children cone and ice cream scoop shapes cut from construction paper to glue to the page.
More Collage Ideas for Letter I

"Ink Stamps" Give children ink pads and a variety of rubber stamps.

Insect prints - as illustrated above

Magazine Cutouts

"Ice Cubes" - Cut from white construction paper and paint with glitter glue.




Blank Letter Template:

Blank Letter I
Letter I 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


"Ii" is for Ice Cream Party
It's always exciting to make homemade ice cream! If you don't have an ice cream maker there are a few other ways you can make ice cream with kids. Here are a few that we have tried and had lot's of fun with.

Ice Cream in a Zip Lock Bag

About.com Homemade Ice Cream

Make different flavors by adding cocoa powder, fresh strawberries, jam, etc.

Ice Cream in a Can

Use 2 clean metal cans, both with lids, one can must be larger than the second.
In the smaller can place
1 cup of very cold milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
As above you can make different flavors by adding cocoa powder, fresh strawberries, jam, etc.
Seal with the lid on tightly.
Place the smaller can in the larger can. Layer crushed ice and salt around the smaller can making sure it is more or less in the center. Seal the larger can with its lid tightly and roll it around for about a half hour. Let children sit on the floor and roll the can back and forth between them.









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