A Letter of the Week Packet for A for Preschool and Kindergarten!
This packet for the letter A packet (over 40 pages worth!) is available at our store, here:
So many of the craft ideas you will see here are available for download. I'll go over a bit of what's inside this Awesome and Amazing packet.
This might seem like a simple craft (and it is!) but it is just the thing to start out your small chilluns with. There was nothing they enjoyed more than sticking their finger through that beautiful apple and wiggling it around like a little worm. Joey opted for an angry worm face on his finger, as you can see, but we are all about smiles, too.
Because we have a large Homeschool following, I include scripted lesson plans in each letter of the week packet:
You'll notice that in the lesson Plan above, each activity is themed with apples. We try to make sure that every day has a theme as move through the letter of the week. Children like to be able to predict, and knowing that one day will all be about apples, is comforting and exciting for them at the same time.
How about those Astronauts? We include a fun astronaut craft in our letter A packet, but we also have this extra idea about dressing up with an Astronaut helmet.
Astronauts are a lot of fun to talk about. One of my kids' favorite videos is the Cat in the Hat "Space is the Place" dvd. In this video, they can travel with Nick and Sally (and the Cat) to outer space and meet an astronaut and learn some neat scientific facts while they're there. We actually love the Cat in the Hat made for television series. It's a great educational series.
But, our Astronaut Craft looks more like this:
All you need is a photo of your favorite child popped into the inside of that helmet!
We love guided crafts, and I think one of my favorite parts about this craft (besides how great it looks at completion) is that children form the letter A for the Ant's legs before they add the pompoms! We always share which additional materials you might need, and we try to keep those reasonable.
Another craft idea we include is our Alligator craft Game. But first, we explain how to make these alligators:
The best part is doing the craft game afterwards. It's all about following directions, and having their alligators swim from one spot on the map to the other.
One thing I'm really excited about are the letter cards that I created for our packet. Each of them has a schtick, included to help the kids remember the sound for that letter. So this one, for A...
...to make it all that more easy to remember. A says (Aaaaaaaaaa!).
These are just some of the projects and activities in our letter A packet. Remember, you can download it here in our store:
And here's the full list, Alphabet Letter of the Week packets:
Letter of the Week for A
Letter of the Week for B
Letter of the Week for C
Letter of the Week for D
Letter of the Week for E
Letter of the Week for F
Letter of the Week for G
Letter of the Week for H
Letter of the Week for I
Letter of the Week for J
Letter of the Week for K
Letter of the Week for L
Letter of the Week for M
Letter of the Week for N
Letter of the Week for O
Letter of the Week for P
Letter of the Week for Q
Letter of the Week for R
Letter of the Week for S
Letter of the Week for T
Letter of the Week for U
Letter of the Week for V
Letter of the Week for W
Letter of the Week for X