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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


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Letter "Aa" Recognition Craft Projects & Activities




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


"Pp" is for Pumpkin


We do this letter in October because it is the perfect time to make pumpkins. This one is made by gluing tissue paper onto index paper pumpkin cutouts. You can leave off the face if it is not Halloween season. Check out my
Halloween Crafts & Activities
page for more pumpkin craft ideas.


Paper Plate Pigs


We used pink plates but if you only have white you will need to paint them first. When dry glue on some eyes, triangle ears, feet, and a pink cupcake liner for the nose. Roll a strip of pink paper around a pencil to make a curly tail.


"Pp" is for Penguin


Learning to cut on a curve is a Kindergarten readiness skill. Here's a circle cutting project that is great for this practice. Trace a small circle on black paper, a medium size circle on white paper, a large circle on black paper for children to cut out. Give them the wing shapes precut out of black paper,a small orange triangle folded in half for the beak, and orange feet shapes (just cut triangles or rectangles if you cant cut feet shapes. These look great with wiggle eyes. Instruct children in assembling the penguins if needed but let them place the wings and feet as they see fit. This creates a unique penguin for each child and an animated display to hang on your wall or buletin board.


"Pp" is for Penguin Puppet


Paint a white circle in the center of the palm and the rest of the hand black. When dry glue on eyes and beak cut from construction paper. We cut them out and glued them to a craft stick to make puppets! There are a few more Penguin crafts here on my Winter Theme Crafts page.


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.
"Pp" is for Pumpkin Prints Collage


Instructions:

Print the Letter Page:

Letter P Template


Invite children to make orange fingerprints around the letter P. When dry add green stems to make pumpkins. These are adorable with or without the faces drawn on.


Other ideas for collaging with letter Pp,
Popcorn! Pop with an air popper and glue to the letter,

Pennies, Peanut Shells

Potatoes - potato prints,

Use stickers or find things in magazines that start with P.

Purple! Color with purple crayons, markers, or collage with Purple tissue, construction paper, glitter, feathers, etc.




Blank Letter Template:

Blank Letter P


Letter P Sponge Painting
Invest in some Alphabet and misc. sponges for crafts like this, available from school supply stores. You can sometimes find them at hobby stores, $1 store, or Walmart. 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 (You will need to cut down the construction paper if you want to put them into a binder.


Group Time Activity

Picnic Plates

Ask children to brainstorm all the foods they can think of that begin with the letter p, while you list them on the board: Pudding, peas, pumpkin, pizza, pickles, prunes, pasta, potato, pie, pop, popcorn, peanuts, pickled pig's feet, pecans, pears, plums, peaches, peppers. Give children paper plates, safety scissors, glue, crayons, drawing paper and old magazines. Invite them to cut out or draw pictures of p foods to glue to their plates.



P is for Pop!
Make popcorn. Call your child into an area where they can hear the corn pop. Each time he hears a pop your child should hop like corn popping and say "pop". I like to do this when there are several children around. It is really fun to watch several children popping all around the room. You may want to write the word pop on a piece of cardstock and have the children hold their pop sign high in the air each time they say the word "pop".


Write the word POP on a piece of construction paper. Have children glue popcorn onto the word.









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