Sunday, July 10, 2011

Aa is for....


Aa is for alligator, ants, apple, apricot, airplane, armadillo


Day 1:
*Starfall : letter A
*Review A on ABC poster. Sing ABCs. (daily)
*Aa  discover bag.
*Color the letter Aa template- decorate. Hang on wall.
*Snack- animal crackers
*Aa segment on video: Animal Alphabet
 (Aa is for armadillo)

Day 2:
*Airplane- look outside for airplanes. Act like an airplane.
*Fly paper airplanes with Dad.
*Play with airplane toy.
*Music: I'm a Little Airplane Now.. from Sesame Street


*Cute airplane craft from Crafts N Things for Children 

Literature:
That's Not My Plane (Touchy-Feely Books)

Rhymes/Fingerplays:

The Airplane

The airplane has great big wings:
(arms outstretched)

Its propeller spins around and sings, "Vvvvvv!"
(make one arm go round)

The airplane goes up:
(lift arms)

The airplane goes down:
(lower arms)

The airplane flies high
(arms outstretched, turn body around)

Over the town!

Day 3:
*Alligator- act like an alligator
*Alligator puppet- pretend play.
*Music/literature- The Lady With the Alligator Purse
The Lady with the Alligator Purse
More fun literature....













Day 4:
*Ants- observe ants outside
*Create an ant- use cootie bug
*Music- The ants go marching one by one...parade with sisters
*Letter A is for ant color sheet from DLTK.
*Feed the ants from Totally Tots.
*Simple Ant craft- 3 circles, 6 rectangle, glue stick- make ant
  (skill focus: counting, shapes, using a glue stick)
*Literature:
One Hundred Hungry Ants

Day 5:
Apple activities
*Painting with apples
*Craft- apple stickers in tree
*Literature
Ten Red Apples
*Count and sing- one little, two little apples...
*Color focus- red- sort red objects
*Review ABC poster- hang A on coconut tree. (plan to make large coconut tree for wall)
*Snack: apple slices (extra apple from craft)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Anniversary Edition

Resources:
letter coloring sheets
http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/mabcposter.html

Letter templates:
http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/simple-a.htm


DVD:

Animal Alphabet: Learning Your ABCs with Animals


As I organize ABC activities for little man, I'll post them above under ABC Curriculum.  I wrote these as 5 day lessons, but I'm going to be flexible depending on what's going on in our lives! I may add more ideas or delete as we go along depending on his interest.  :)

Please feel free to share your ABC ideas so we can learn and help our children grow together!

Jen

4 comments:

Megan Duarte said...

I love this idea and can't wait to see what else you come up with. How old is your son? I have been searching the web for days planning activities to do with my son. He is only 11 months, but I am going to start prepping and planning this.

Allie said...

Great list of books Jen!

Jen said...

Allie- I think I may have found Alligator Alphabet on your site actually. :) Thanks for the comment!

Anna @ The Imagination Tree said...

What a comprehensive list of fun book activities! Thanks for linking it up to 5-a-day books!

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