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Preschool Corner ~ Lowercase Alphabet Crafts

We’ve been getting into more of a ‘school routine’ around our house this week and easing into our schedule with chores and such for everyone. Including Kaleb. He is THRILLED with doing chores…especially vacuuming and I don’t believe my living room rug or the boy’s bedroom has been quite so clean in awhile {click here to see our Preschool Chore Charts}.

But…here are a few more of the lowercase alphabet letter crafts that I’ve been sharing over at Totally Tots. Click on the picture to visit the post about that craft. :)

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e is for egg                                     f is for fish

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g is for goose                                   h is for horse

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Preschool Corner ~ Lowercase Letter Crafts a-d

Preschool CornerWe finished up the uppercase letter crafts {although I still have plans for a few different uppercase ones this coming year to go along with some books we’re going to be using. One thing that I will be focusing on a little bit more this year with Kaleb are the lowercase letters.

And of course, there need to be crafts to go along with the uppercase letter crafts that we did last year, right?

Some of my time this summer has been spent coming up with ideas for all the lowercase letters with Cindy from Along the Way {and truthfully a few of them still have us stumped}. Here are the first four lowercase letter crafts to share with you all. Just click on the thumbnail picture to see the direction for that letter craft.

 a is for apple craftb is for butterfly craft

c is for chameleon craft d is for daisy craft

I’ll be sharing more with you all from these in the upcoming weeks, but wanted to share these before I forget!

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Preschool Corner ~ Alphabet Crafts

This week we finished up the last of our uppercase ABC crafts ~ so can you guess what we’re doing next?

Lowercase letters! :)

I’ve been busy planning this week {along with a friend}, making designs for the different lowercase letters and looking for books to go along with those letters….and I can’t wait to share them with you all!!!

In case you missed the last few over at Totally Tots, here are the letters T through Z. If you click on the picture below, it will take you to the post about that craft. You can find links to all of the uppercase letter crafts by clicking here {and sorry about all crazy coloring…that’s what I get for taking pictures at all different times of the day}.

 t is for tractor craft  u is for umbrella craft 

v is for vegetable craft    walrus craft

x ray craft   xray craft

Yak preschool craft   Zebra craft

Otherwise, we spent much time reading, enjoying the beautiful weather, playing with friends and relaxing since our ‘official’ school is finished!! We’re still going to be doing school, but much more modified and laid-back for the summer time. :)

Books and Toys We’ve LOVED This Week:

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Preschool Corner ~ No Bells and Whistles

I can tell you all honestly that things aren’t always all bells and whistles here. :) There are weeks when I feel like I pull out all the stops…and then others when we’re doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Not to mention the weather was GORGEOUS this week, so we took a nature walk and got LOTS of exercise!

Zachary was chomping at the bit to go outside every day, so he was literally throwing work on the table and begging to do things ~ as in three math pages a day {thinking he was getting off easily…}.  Because he was so eager…he failed to realize that he was doing some rather lovely subtraction problems ~ and he was doing them well.

Reading well…and learning more verses to finish up his Awana book {he was so proud}.

Little Mr. Kaleb had much fun doing some practical learning this week ~ sorting clothes with Mommy. Short sleeves vs. long sleeves. Shorts vs. pants. Jackets vs. sweatshirts. Girls vs. boys. Lots and lots of sorting. Helping Mommy wash clothes {lights and darks} and organize. The boy loves to help organize! :)

Despite the fact that we’re technically near the end of the year, we’ve switched around our routine a little bit so that the boys are doing all of their ‘stuff’ with me at the beginning of our day ~ after our calendar time. When we’re done, they have a set activity to play together and then have free time while I work with the girls. All in all, it’s working out much better for us all and it’s been one of those ‘duh’ weeks for me {as in, why didn’t we do this sooner?}.

Before I forget, here are a few more alphabet crafts. Click on the picture to go to the ABC post.

Penguin craft Quail craft

Rabbit craft Snail craft

How did your week go? :) Did you conquer a MOUNTAIN of activities or go from day-to-day and have fun together? Leave a comment and let me know!

Don’t forget that we’ll have a bunch of great giveaways linked up here starting Sunday. I have a couple preschool-related giveaways planned, so stay tuned!

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Alphabet Crafts

At the beginning of the year I was posting the alphabet crafts that we were making during our preschool time ~ up until the letter F.

I didn’t quit, but have been sharing them over at Totally Tots as part of the weekly Now I Know My ABC’s time. If you are interested in seeing them and making them along with your kiddos, you can click on the thumbnail images below and you will be taken directly to the post showing how to make the craft.

 

F is for Fox {Craft}

So simple it almost makes itself…well, almost!

When I first showed it to the kids, it took them a minute to figure it out {majority of guesses were ‘squirrel’}.

But it’s a fox. {grins}

What You’ll Need:

  • Brown foam sheet/construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen {to trace letter}
  • Fake fur
  • Googly eyes
  • small pom pom for nose
  • Glue

How to make the ‘F’ Fox:

  1. Trace and cut an uppercase ‘F’ out of the foam sheet or construction paper. I used a foam sheet that was about 4″ x 5″ in size.
  2. Using the extra foam, cut out two small triangles for ears.
  3. Cut out a tail from the fake fur.
  4. Glue the ears, tail, eye and nose onto your letter F.

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