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Schedule of Activities


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


"Mm" is for Mountains


Create a mountain scene from construction paper. Pointy peaked mountains will resemble M's.


"Mm" is for Mittens

Children trace their hands in the shape of mittens. Cut out and decorate. Write the letter "Mm" on each mitten. Tie together with a string or yarn.



"Mm" is for Mushroom

Cut a large mushroom in half. Dip in paint and make prints all over the page.

"Mm" is for money.

Glue play money dollar bills to the letter.


Other ideas for collaging with letter Mm,


Use a cutting machine shape, stickers, or find things in magazines that start with M.


Money - Coin crayon rubbing


Get The letter Mm Template here...
First-School Letter Mm page

Carl's Corner Letter M - This comes with a sheet to color, cut, and paste to the letter.


Letter M Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this. They are about $2 or $3 per bag at Walmart. Also available from school supply stores. We use ours to make a page like this for every letter we are learning from September through May. Parents are encouraged to take them home and post them where the child can see and practice every day. When we finish the entire alphabet they can make them into a book or put them into a binder.


"Mm" is for Messy Marble Painting

*This idea comes from Jennifer R. Hermann - Beecher Head Start:
When my preschoolers learn the letter Mm, we create “Messy Marble Paintings!” I give them different colors to choose from and they put their marble in the paint to get it all covered. I put a piece of paper in a tray (or the lid to a paper box), let them spoon out their marble from the paint, put it on the paper and then swish and shake the box from side to side, moving the painted marble all over the paper. Using a bunch of different colors makes a great design! The kids love making a mess with their project and it’s so fun!!!


Group Time Activity

Making Mobiles

Cut out capital and lowercase m's from colorful construction paper. Invite children to take a capital and lowercase letter to decorate with crayons, markers and other art materials. Then have them draw pictures of things that begin with m or cut pictures from magazines. Punch a hole in children's letters and pictures, and tie them to hangers with yarn to create mobiles. Hang the mobiles around the classroom.

Monster Masks
Have children make goofy monster masks out of paper plates and craft materials. Encourage them to get creative with paint, glitter, feathers, buttons, macaroni, pipe cleaners, and more. Before they begin, cut out eye holes in each plate. Invite children to name their monsters with funny M names such as Munchie, Mouldy, or Mushy. Staple a length of yarn to each side of the masks so children can wear them around the room.


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