"C" (age 3.5) attends a little neighborhood preschool
program a few mornings a week
but we "after school" on her
days off and afternoons before
big sister gets home from school.
This month, we've been focusing on some
fun fall-themed activities
I've collected, printed, and made
from ideas around the web.
First up, we've been practicing her
letter recognition with these
great apple activities I got from
Instead of matching the two halves,
I left them in one piece
(punched out with my big circle cutter punch)
and we're using clothespins
with Uppercase and Lowercase
letters written on them in Sharpie.
Got the idea for the alphabet clothespins
from my fabulous bloggy friend,
The alphabet clothespins are written
in a color pattern as well
so when they're lined up in order
they're making a pattern.
(Red, Orange, Green, Blue)
Next month, we'll use them with our
Foam Fall Alphabet Leaves
I made last year.
We're working on counting
and hand eye coordination
by placing little paper apples
on this Apple Counting Tree Template
I printed from 2 Teaching Mommies
I printed out this Apple Identification Chart
and used a small scrapbook circle punch
to cut them out.
We might try using red, yellow, and green
pony beads as counters too!
These Printable Counting Cards from
2 Teaching Mommies are fantastic.
We've been sorting and counting
beads, cheerios, and acorns
in my muffin tin!
(love them because we can use them
all year and I'll re-use them to
practice our numbers with our
silk fall leaves next month)
I always try to pull books from
the girls' shelves that have a theme
and put them in a basket in the family room.
This month, I put out two baskets.
"E" reads to "C" while I'm cooking dinner.
One filled with Fall and Back To School Books.
The other basket is full of
our extensive Halloween Book collection!
(Sniffing kitty is not a requisite)
We've also been enjoying
our homemade Apple Play-dough
with some fall shaped cookie cutters
Our Fall Sensory Box
(with Allspice and ground Cinnamon added
your hands smell like Applebutter when you're done playing!)
(Happy Spring to our Aussie friends)
pink and green mama,