NOV
10
2009

Prek Letter F

Welcome to the Letter F! We’re going to be having fun with fish this week, hope you enjoy!

Letter F Memory Verse:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

Click below to download these verses in puzzle format (I use these for 2nd grade):

For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books:
ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses

Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

Fish Measuring! This is a new game for us, and we’re going to use goldfish to learn the difference between long and short. Should be fun and yummy!

Letter Ff Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!

Letter F Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Capital/lowercase Sorting: Simple, just sort the uppercase and lowercase letters.

Fish Bottle Cap letter Matching: Please note, the original idea for this game came from Tot School and Carisa’s blog. I ended up making my own letters as I wanted lowercase and she didn’t have them. These letters work well if you use a 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch out the letters then xyron them onto 1 1/2″ wooden disks from Michael’s. Click here to see the process of making the letters. If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa!

Fish Builders: These activities are great for spatial relations, patterns, logical reasoning, geometric concepts, & computation skills. Click here to see CREATIVE COLOR CUBES ACTIVITY CARDS!

Fish Clip Cards: I use these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. This time we’ll use goldfish to put on the cards. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for having them put in numerical order.

Fish coloring page

Fish Color Puzzles: I cut these little guys out then cut them in half in as many interesting ways as I could think of to make tiny color matching puzzles.

Fish Counting: Practice counting the fish and then put the correct number in the blank square. (Note: To save on paper, you could just print the numbers from one game and use them on all the other alphabet counting games!) This time I made it into a little booklet, and put velcro dots on the pages and numbers, so she can stick the correct number on to the page then flip it and do the next one.

Fish Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order.

Fish Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with dry-erase marker, or put bingo markers on it. We’re going to use goldfish this time around!

Fish Lacing Card: I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice. Teach them patterns to do with this as well, like up from the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out…I did both in this picture to illustrate:

Fish Magnets: I use it with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors

Fish Pattern Activity: Just use the pieces to practice pre-math pattern skills.

Fish Pre-writing Practice: I laminate this and use with a dry-erase marker for pre-writing practice skills. You can also print this in grayscale and use for scissor skills practice!

FishPuzzle: I laminate for durability, then cut into 6 pieces for a good beginner’s puzzle.

Fish Scavenger Hunt: fill the box with things that start with F! Some ideas: fox, fork, firetruck, frog, fake food, fish (of course!), flag.

Fish Size Sorting: I’m doing a variation on the usual size sorting game (small, medium, large), this time I’ll have her put them in order small to big or big to small.

Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her D and d in using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of! (Sorry, i used the picture from Letter D because I’m lazy!)

I found a new use for our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards! First we traced the letters with her finger, then we used our 1″ building blocks to make the letter D and d. She also picked 2 colors of blocks and did a pattern as she made her letters! Click here to download the Large Alphabet Lacing Cards! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a new variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too!

Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!

Tangram Puzzles: So a whale isn’t exactly a Fish, but it worked for us this week. She loves doing these puzzles, as do all of my children. I got my puzzle pieces and activity mats at Lakeshore Learning

Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

Fisher Price Go Fish: We love this game, fish for a number then say the number, count to the number, hop that many times, whatever you can think of!

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter G on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.

Magnetic Foam Rainbow Fraction Circles! Too early for prek? I think not! We sorted by colors then used the pieces to form whole circles!

Craft Fun:
All Kids Network
Homeschool Creations
Family Crafts
Fish Lapbook from Homeschool Share
Deep Space Sparkle Fish Prints
Deep Space Sparkle Glitter Fish

Family Fun Night! Make Fajita’s and watch Finding Nemo or LeapFrog Letter Factory!

More Letter Factory Videos:

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Reading:
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Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Erica! Your letter f's look great. BlessingsHoney

  2. What a great and very comprehensive study on the letter F! I love it! By the way, congratulations on your nomination to Best New Blog at Homeschool Blog Awards – I am so honored to be nominated in the same category alongside such a great blog!

  3. I think my husband is a little worried now that I've stumbled across your site. I've gone through two color ink cartridges on our printer,and several rolls of lamination. Everything you make is so cute that I have to print it out and laminate it for our kiddos. Thanks for all of the great projects. I appreciate all of your hard work!

  4. Yay! I was hoping for F for fish! If it's not too much trouble, my daughter's favorite activity was the color/color word match from T for Turtle. I would love it if you could do that activity again!

  5. I'm laughing at Holly's comment – too funny!! :) Great job! Love the stuff that you did and can't wait to use it later on.

  6. I am going to try the graphing file today. :)

  7. Wow, you used the fish to cover so many topics! Lots of great ideas – thanks!

  8. That was a great Letter F theme unit. You always have great ideas!

  9. You have so many great ideas and wonderful links. It must have been fun to grow in your house :)

  10. Thank you so very much for all your hard work- not only are your children learning but MY children too- love all your ideas and letter units!!;)

  11. Hi! I have recently found your blog and love all of your materials. I do a post on Mondays about the activities I do with my daughter and have included some of your activities (with credit, of course). I read that you like folks to let you know when they do that, so I thought I'd check in with you. I'm sure I'll be using more from your blog in the future, too!http://robbieandmartha.blogspot.com/2010/08/crafty-mommy-monday-apples-and-letter-f.html

  12. Hi..I really love your comprehensive works..thank you so much for sharing your works with all of us..me and my kid are big fan of yours..

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