Preschool this week – Letter S {December 17th, 2013}

I’m not the only one who’s been crazy busy, right? It’s been so hard to attempt  blogging with the busyness of the season. But, I have some time right now so I want to share with you some things that we have been doing. And such fun stuff this time of year!  Again… lots of pictures.  🙂

What do you think you can do with all these boxes?
What do you think you can do with all these boxes?
And these boxes?
And these boxes?

Make SNOWFLAKES!
Make SNOWFLAKES!
Lots and LOTS of SNOWFLAKES!
Lots and LOTS of SNOWFLAKES!

I used my Cuttlebug andSnowflake Die to punch them out (my die is an older version). Boozle likes to crank the handle and punch them out of the die. We hung these on our tree and the windows of our hutch.

Next up... Play dough! We have a snowman, letter S, Santa, square, united States, star, seal, scissors, spatula and lots of other stars and strawberries.
Next up… Play dough! We have a snowman, letter S, Santa, square, united States, star, seal, scissors, spatula and lots of other stars and strawberries.
He enjoyed making cookies with smiley faces.
He enjoyed making cookies with smiley faces.

We use this THIS SET of cookie cutters with our play dough. And wash them REALLY well when we want to make shaped cookies. 🙂

Up next... Soup in the sink!
Up next… Soup in the sink!

I got this idea from a Pinterest post. Letting him do this teaches good life skills: how to scoop & pour, keep the bowls from over flowing, sorting by color, try to keep the water in the sink, what will sink and what will float. I was also able to get a bunch of dishes done while standing right next to him. 🙂

It was his idea to throw the ping pong ball into the sink. Then he figured out that it spun when it got under the water flow. He could've watched that for hours!
It was his idea to throw the ping pong ball into the sink. Then he figured out that it spun when it got under the water flow. He could’ve watched that for hours!
Then we did some salt tracing.
Then we did some salt tracing.

THIS PIN suggested making spider webs. All the kids got to make those. 🙂

Spider Web Snack using pretzels and almond bark.
Spider Web Snack using pretzels and almond bark.
We had to have an S sensory bin.
We had to have an S sensory bin.
Digging through to find all the S items.
Digging through to find all the S items.
We also made an S Lapbook with a Snowman on the front.
We also made an S Lapbook with a Snowman on the front.
And we still have glitter everywhere. O-O
And we still have glitter everywhere. O-O

LAPBOOK 2

LAPBOOK 4

LAPBOOK 3

LAPBOOK 5

As it turned out, we were able to do some sledding , too!
As it turned out, we were able to do some sledding , too!

Such a great time of the year to learn about letter S! I didn’t get a lot of pictures of the printables that we used, so I wanted to list them here for you. Actually, you can go to my Pinterest board: Preschool – Letter S to get some ideas. Every week I start out by printing off Confessions of a Homeschooler’s Letter of the Week. She has a curriculum that you can purchase for a really low price. It comes with all the printables and lots of ideas!

Her Letter S is for Snowman! Click on the picture for her printables.
Her Letter S is for Snowman! Click on the picture for her printables.

Another great site was Homeschool Creations. She has a lapbook you can make to go with the book, “A Snowy Day.” Wow did Boozle love that book. 🙂

There are SO many resources out there these days. If you go to Pinterest and do a search for whatever topic you want to work on, you will be overwhelmed by the search results! I have another board that I am adding to daily: Preschool – Alphabet. It’s not exhaustive, but it’s a start.

And now, since this post is so long, I will finish.

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and are able to enjoy family and friends.

If you’ve made it all the way to the end of this post, thank you so much for stopping by!
Antoinette

For delicious, healthy, simple recipes, check out my Wildtree Website.
For delicious, healthy, simple recipes, check out my Wildtree Website.

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