Saturday, April 21, 2012

Preschool Corner: N is for Nest

Welcome to our letter N week ... all about Nests (and birds and such).

{David is 3 years, 11 months old}

Resources: N is for Nest LOTW printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler, Bible Verse printables (and other Letter N stuff) from RRSP, Birds preschool pack from Homeschool Creations.

Coloring page.

Another coloring page ... apparently coloring is hard work.  (He was crying here, not sleeping.)

N letter hunt sheet.

Match the words in the story.  (This was tough for him.)

Reviewing Letter N vocabulary words.

Handwriting.  (The Birds Preschool Pack covers letters other than N.)

Writing his name.  He can write it with ALL CAPS, but we are working on capital David (with lowercase letters).

Letter N poke page.

Letter N cutting.

Bird size sort.  I love the size sorts with small, medium and large.  Makes it a little more difficult for him!

Bird number puzzle.  His favorite type of puzzles by far.  (Look at Luke getting into something he probably shouldn't be in to in the background.  He loves to empty our workboxes.)

Nest patterning.

Working on number writing in our Kumon book.

Nest lacing card.  He likes to make his own design sometimes!

Letter N phonics page.

Nest spelling.  His frustration in the second picture cracks me up.  He was in quite a mood this week and prone to sudden outbursts of "I don't want to do school."

Letter N hunt.

More crying over cutting.  Working on our N alphabet page.

All done.  Again, crying, not sleeping.

Letter N magnet page.

Uppercase/lowercase letter sort.

Size sequencing.

Do-a-Dot page.  We used pastel (Easter egg) colors to make a pattern on our letters.

Working on some of our bible verse activities.  "No one can serve two masters."  Matthew 6:24.

"Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven" craft that went along with our verse.  Claire bedazzled her treasure chest.

We made a bird's nest snack using this wonderful recipe.

My kitchen helper.

We used blue cadbury eggs as our eggs.

We made a bird's nest with yarn.  Inspiration from here.  I would let them dry at least 24 hours if not longer.  Claire's didn't dry long enough and it kind of fell apart when we popped the balloon.

My kids loved this Flap, Flap & Fly game from Mama Jenn.  We use her education cubes frequently!

Our Letter N board.

Books we loved:

A Nest Full of Eggs by Priscilla Jenkins (a great science lesson to go along with our nest theme)
If I Never Forever Endeavor by Holly Meade (this story brought a tear to my eye ... sniff, sniff)
Natasha and the Letter N (Alphabet Friends) by Klingel and Noyed
Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar (David's Favorite!!)
In the Nest by Anna Milbourne (this book is out of print, but I found a used one on Amazon for 99 cents!)
The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman
In My Nest by Sara Gillingham

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

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