Thursday, September 30, 2010

Preschool - Letter D

Letter D activities. We started the week by making our D is for Dog craft. Though I did find some really cute Dog themed activities we did a lot of other alphabet play and review.

Here the girls are playing with alphabet peek-a-blocks. They hadn't played with these "baby" blocks in such a long time that they had forgotten how much fun they are. I would ask the girls to pick a block, tell me the letter, what it stood for and what sound it made. I was happy to just assess how well they know these things.

I printed out this dog game and made it into a file folder game. I would tell Emma the color and she would match it. I encouraged Lydia to match it on her own as we are currently working on color sight words.

Emma matching upper and lowercase alphabet letters. This really was her first "solo" experience with clothespins and I think I should have started earlier. She did ok and enjoyed it so I am sure we will see it again soon.

We had a lot of fun with the dog theme and read lots of books. We read most of the Clifford books we have and worked on this emergent reader book together. We also read some Henry and Mudge books by one of my favorite authors, Cynthia Rylant.

Lydia began working on a special new skill, tying her shoe laces. I printed out a cute dog card and put the lace through the collar for her to start working on it. She was so excited to sit and work on it with Daddy (I delegated him teaching this skill long ago, I think that goes for teaching them how to drive too!) I can't believe how much fun working with the girls one on one is and how much they enjoy it and are learning. Have a fun week.


  1. Looks like a great week! Our children liked playing with the letter blocks long after I thought they would, too.

  2. Great pictures...we did the letter D last week..and loved is a funny link to the blog for letter D that you might

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  3. I love the file folder games! I'm always making them for my four year old! Great ideas -- Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a fun week! I love that dog file folder game :-)


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