Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Teachings - The Letter F

A new week means a new letter. We are moving on with the letter F this week.


Some words that start with the letter F are:
Fashion, Fork, Flat, Fly, Fast, Feather, Frog, Fish, Flower, Fry, France, Foot, Flour, Fall, Farm, Five

For our presentation this week we focused on Flower, Feathers, Frogs and Fish.

Our first picture we used Foam Flower Stickers to decorate the F page. We also went outside and picked some Fresh Flowers to decorate the dinner table. Sorry for the sideways picture but my son kept turning the page around because he liked it best that way.

For the next activity we glued some Feathers onto the letter F and then we used the left over feathers as a sensory toy and tickled each others face and arms with them.

For the last craft, we used fish stickers to decorate the page but my son was not impressed with using stickers again, he wanted to get dirty. In order to let him get dirty, we then also put green fingerprints on the F and once dried, I used a black pen to turn the fingerprints into frogs. I think they turned out very cute.

(Close up of the cute frog fingerprints)

You can print out the letter F and put it in a clear sheet protector/report cover or laminate it and give the child a dry erase marker to practice writing the letter F.

You can write the letter F on a chalkboard and give the kid a small amount of water with a paint brush. They can dip the brush in the water and use it to erase/trace your letter.

Find the letter F. Give a child a marker and an old magazine or newspaper. Ask them to go through a few pages and circle the letter F.

Lacing Cards - Print out the letter F and laminate it. Punch a hole every inch or so and let the child lace yarn or a shoestring.

Paint Bag - Squirt some tempura paint of shaving cream in a zipper style bag. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. For safety and cleanliness sake, tape the bag closed also. Now put the bag on the desk and allow the child to trace the F.

All crafts that are easy to save, please hold onto those and put them all in a Alphabet Binder for the child. To make the binders I will put the pictures in sheet protectors and then put them in a 3 ring binder.
As for our snack I wanted something to fun and the only F food that kept popping into my head was Fish. Fish may be tasty, but it did not meet my fun criteria so we made Fairy Wands instead.
I used pretzel braids, white candy coating and colored sugars.
We melted the candy coating in the microwave and then dipped the pretzels in the coating and let the excess drip off some before sprinkling colored sugar on the candy. Then set the wand on wax paper to harden. The colored sugar can be expensive so be sure that you keep a dish under the pretzels to catch any excess when sprinkling it.

The Attached Mama's Alphabet Craft Collection

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