Saturday, November 19, 2011

Preschool Corner: P is for Pumpkin

Since David finished learning all of his vowels, I decided to skip ahead to Letter P (for pumpkin) to coincide with our trip to the pumpkin patch and Halloween.

{David is 3 years, 7 months old}

Here is David working on his letter P words from Raising Rock Stars.

Handwriting ... I think this is his least favorite thing right now.  As you can see, we are still working on the correct way to hold a pencil. 

Watching a Halloween Barney video with Claire & Luke on my Ipad.  Hello ... see all those blocks on the floor?  Luke was keeping himself very busy while we were doing school. 

Most of our pumpkin printables came from Confessions of a Homeschooler's LOTW curriculum.  We used pumpkin seeds as our counters and David thought that was grand.  He did not like eating the pumpkin seeds though.

Tiny, tiny seeds that I continued to find on the floor several days later.  Maybe not such a good idea after all! 

This was our first week to do a magnet page and it was one of his favorite things.  I made our own magnets with sticky circle magnets and pom poms.   

Crafts for the week included a pumpkin shaker and stained-glass pumpkins (neither of which I have a finished product photo).  Oh well, he had fun making both of these crafts. 

Paint and/or color coffee filters.

Spray with water.  (His most favorite part by far ... he can entertain himself for hours with that spray bottle.)

Dry.  Make pumpkins.  Laminate and hang on window.

More LOTW activities (with all of my laundry in the background).

Playdough Ps. 

P is for penguin coloring page.  This boy loves penguins.  We even walked around like a penguin.

Reviewing our P words one last time before cutting and pasting them onto our alphabet page.

Sometimes I let him cut, sometimes I let him glue.  Whatever interests him that particular week.

Working our our RRSP verse craft/activity.  Our verse was "Praise the Lord!  For it is good to sing praises to our God."  This was a patterning activity with the music notes.  Then we just glued them on in no particular order.

Reading our easy reader from RRSP.  We do this every day and it is one of his favortie activities every week.

Cutting/taping our verse together.  Another favorite weekly activity from RRSP.

More handwriting practice with our pumpkins.

Pumpkin puzzle.

Pumpkin number matching.  (No way was I getting the pumpkin seeds out again!)
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Beth ( said...

What a FUN week! Your little guy is so cute! I LOVE the patterning with music notes - what a WONDERFUL introduction to Music!! Where did you get the template? Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT Thanksgiving & see you next week.
Beth =-)

Beth ( said...

I just wanted to let you know I feautred this on TGIF Linky Party #7 - - Feel free to stop on by and grab an I was Featured button and link up again =-)

Miss Jae said...

Hi! I'm your new follower. Wonderful activities :)