Welcome to the Letter K. We’ll be having fun with Kites this week!
Letter K Memory Verse:
“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.” Psalm 34:13
Calendar Time: Put up the number, correct colored chain link to complete the pattern and count the calendar! Then say the full date ie: Friday, March 5th 2010. Discuss Yesterday and Tomorrow too!
Outside Activity: Go fly a kite! Literally :o) I waited to post this until weather was nicer, so hopefully you’ll all be able to go out and fly a kite. My husband got some from Wal-mart for $1.
Roll A Kite! This is a new game for me! I found the idea on Play 2 Learn Printables, and had to make one for my alphabet collection! The game is simple, cut out the pieces (they’re on pg2 not shown here). Roll the die and place the piece of the puzzle indicated by the number rolled. Its a fun way to practice number recognition skills! I like these fun Giant Soft Dice
Kite Counting: This idea came from a wonderful reader, thanks Rainbow Mummy! Cut out the large numbered kites and attach a piece of yarn to the bottom of each one (either glue on back, or hole punch and tie on bottom). Then use the accompanying bow pieces to put the correct number on each kite. Variations: 1. Have your child lace the correct number of beads on instead of using the bows. 2. Print multiple copies of the bows and use them to make patterns on the kite strings.
Kite Coloring Page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers. They’re shorter and easier for her to use. These pictured are chubby markers, they also make a skinny version. I got mine at Wal-mart.
Kite Building: Use the game pieces to copy the pattern on the card!
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Letter Poking Page:I found this fun idea on Activity Mom. Instead of tracing, we are going to use a toothpick, or we have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular paper for easier poking, and do this one on carpet 🙂 Another idea would be to hole punch along the lines of the letter as well. Both work on motor skills!
Kk Tracing Card: This is new, I made it for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my pre-writing or writing practice books. Its large and easier to trace. You could use markers, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers
Kite Color Bead Lacing: Another great idea by Rainbow Mummy! Cut out kites, and attach a matchcing colored ribbon or yarn to each one. Have your child string on matching colored beads to each kite.
Letter K Scavenger Hunt: Fill the box with things that start with K! Some ideas: kite, kitty, keys.
Kite Numbers Practice: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. You can also print this in grayscale and use for more scissor skills practice!
Kite Pre-Writing Skills: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. You can also print this in grayscale and use for more scissor skills practice!
Kite Magnet Page: I use this 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, 0.75 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
Kite Letter Matching: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.
Kite 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 sewing. Whatever pattern you can think of.
Capital/Lowercase Kk sorting: Simple, just sort the uppercase and lowercase letters.
Kite Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with Expo Dry Erase Markers, or put bingo markers on it. You could also use the little stars I provided in the Jesus Number Cards game below.
Kite 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.
Kk Do-A-Dot Worksheet: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!
Kite Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!
Kite Counting 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. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for putting in numerical order.
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!
11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!
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 letter on 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!
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:
Color Cubes: 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. She also picked 2 colors of blocks and did a pattern as she made her letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a new variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too! Click here for more fun with Creative Color Cube Activity Cards
Letter Bead Lacing: I’ll put an index card in this box with the word ‘kite’ so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit
Counting Keys! These sorting keys are great, you can sort by color, shape, or make patterns on the keyring:
Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.
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