Thursday, June 2, 2011

* Preschool At Home: ABC Practice and Alphabet Letter Crayon Rubbings with Melissa and Doug Puzzle

"C" (age 4) is very into writing words and letters.
She is starting to recognize small 3-4 letter sight words.

"CAT", "MOM", "DAD" and "BED" are her favorite 
words to write right now (other than family names!) 

Telling the difference between 
capital and lowercase letters 
can be a bit confusing. 

So mommy (the school teacher) thought we should play with our 
Melissa and Doug See and Spell wooden letter set,
(all of the letters are lowercase).

First we lined up all of the letters to make an

Then, we sang the ABC song
(a million and two times) 
while pointing out each letter.

That "LMNOP" sure is tricky! 

Then, we used the wooden word "cards" to build words
(like word world).

Mommy thought it would be fun to make 
word-rubbings with our soy Crayon Rocks.

"C" loved it!

We made a bunch of the words.
As well as our own names (not shown for privacy)

and... a colorful Alphabet chart. 

Happy COLORFUL Learning!

pink and green mama


Polka said...

simple yet so cool and educational :)

Kayla said...

Looks like a wonderfully fun time!! I love that melissa & doug set. I got if for christmas for our youngest!

candice ashment art said...

MaryLea, Love this idea, as I have a pre-k kid right now! How sweet of you to follow my blog and FB!

I love seeing other kid art ideas. thanks for sharing!


Danielle said...

Hi Pink & Green!
Love everything you do with your girls. I am a teacher too & we have a solution to the always tricky lmnop. We Sing & say the alphabet like this:
a b c d e f g *
h i j k l m n *
o p q *
r s t *
u v w x y z*
At the stars, you can pause, clap once or twice, or jump, or whatever! But it does help with the one worded LMNOP problem.

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

That's awesome Danielle!!
Thanks so much for sharing, we'll try it out : )

pink and green mama,

Art For Little Hands said...

I love that! What a great idea. And it is so pretty too. I think the abc one should be framed. So nice.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Immy is really interested in letters at the moment and I love the crayon rubbing idea, thank you :)

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