Friday, March 9, 2012

Preschool Corner: Letter S-Snowmen and Snowy Day actvitivies

Welcome to our Letter S week.  We strayed a little bit from our regular Letter of the Week activities and focused on a Before Five in a Row literature unit ... The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

We still used a few LOTW activities for the letter S, which were snowman themed, but most of our printables and other ideas came from Homeschool Creations this week.

{David is 3 years, 10 months old}

S is for Snake coloring page from here.

We made this awesome lapbook from Homeschool Share.  (Although I don't seem to have any pictures of the finished product.)  For the lapbook, we made a shape snowman ...

Identified the letter S.

Learned about things that are white ... clouds, cauliflower, etc.

Painted glitter snowflakes.

(And other things I failed to take photos of, like sequencing story cards, vocabulary cards from the story and a winter poem.)

Below are some of the printables from Homeschool Creations in action.

Pre-writing/tracing.

Letter S handwriting.

Hot/cold sorting.

Letter S sounds.

Snowflake counting.

Read. Build. Write. mats with vocabulary from the story.  (He was a little young for this, but he did manage to build the words for the most part.  This activity is definitely geared toward an older preschooler.  My kindergartner did enjoy this.)

We made handprint Snowy Day trees.  I love handprint crafts!  Kids are fingerpainting snowflakes around their tree just like the snow fell from the tree in the story.


David's finished picture.
We worked on our counting with these cute Number snowmen.

And, we made snow playdough.  (White playdough with silver glitter.) 

The kids made "sugar cookies" with their playdough and had the cookies on my white cutting board (which is why they are hard to see ... white on white) walking around for everyone to have a "taste".

Our finished project board.  David made a couple of the projects at school and the paper doily snowman is an art project from Claire's kindergarten program (David made one too).

We also covered our RRSP S verse: "Seek the Lord while he may be found."  Isaiah 55:6.

I wanted a close up of this snowman that David drew all by himself.  He is quite the little artist, but he usually only draws trucks and trains.

This post is linked up to these great blogs ... check them out for more great learning ideas!

1 comment:

Maro s kindergarten said...

Hello! I saw your post on this Fridays Living Life Intetionally link party and I loved it! You did so many activitiew for the letter and you gave me so many ideas for my class! Good work!