DEC
01
2010

Letter I for Inchworm

 

Hi! Welcome to the Letter I for inchworm collection! I hope you enjoy this week!

Letter I Memory Verse:

  • “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
  • “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:14

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

Letter I Writing Practice:

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Wikki Stix Alphabet Cards: Letter I

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

 

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

 

Large Floor Numbers: We spread these on the floor, then i call out a number and she hops to it. Or we’ll put them in random order and she’ll hop to them in order. You can also do a hopscotch pattern with them and have them say each number as they hop to it (this works in random order or numerical order).

 

Letter I Scavenger Hunt, fill your box with things that start with I!

 

 

Inchworm Pre-Writing Practice! I laminate then use dry-erase markers to practice pre-writing skills!
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Ii 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!

 

Inchworm Size Sorting: Simple, just have them put these little guys in order smallest to biggest or visa versa!
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Inchworm puzzle: This is a fun puzzle for beginners, just cut into 6 pieces.
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Inchworm pattern activity:
Great pre-math skills!


Inchworm Numbers Practice: I laminate this and use dry-erase to practice number writing.
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Inchworm Magnet page: I use it with pom-pom magnets, or these little round ones from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors.
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Inchworm Lacing Card: I laminate this one for durability, then hole punch every inch or so and use a colored shoestring for lacing practice. Teach them different patterns like going up through the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out etc!
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Inchworm Graphing Skills: I laminate these, cut out the cards and hole punch in the upper left corner, then bind with a key ring. Then I have her color in the correct amount of bars, or you could also put little beans, buttons, cheerios etc. on the graph as well! Click here to download!


Inchworm Counting!
In this file are number cards 1-10, you simply count the worms on the card and place the correct number card on it!
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Inchworm Color matching puzzles: I cut these in half in random designs to make cute color matching puzzles out of them.
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Inchworm coloring!
You can also use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!
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Inchworm building card:
This is a new game I made to practice building, matching and patterning skills, use the attached inchworms to copy the design on the card!
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Inchworm Bottle cap letter matching: These worksheets are meant to be used with the accompanying letter disks, Click here to see the process of making the letters. If you’re looking for more challenge, give this game to your kindergartner as a capital/lowercase matching game by using the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! Click here to download both upper and lowercase letters! Click here to download inchworm card and letters!
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Capital and lowercase letter sorting game:
Use the attached worms to sort between capital and lowercase I and i.

Inchworm Counting: You can do a couple of things with this one, use the worms as clip cards and have them put the correct number of clothes pins or paper clips on the worms. Or have them count the holes eaten from each leaf and match them to the worm with the correct number on it.

 

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Letter I i lacing cards, great for motor skills and pre-sewing as well, teach them different patterns like going up through the bottom each time, or in-out-in-out etc! Download my A-Z lacing letters here! I laminate these and then hole punch every inch or so.

 

Reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and putting up our Letter I on our alphabet tree!

 

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!

 

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:

 

Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.

Kumon ABCs Uppercase Write & Wipe Flash Cards, they also have lowercase cards and Numbers.

Letter I Craft Ideas:

Family Fun Night! Have Ice cream and watch Island Princess or The Incredible’s!

Letter I Reading:http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fconfofahome-20%2F8010%2F067f674a-93de-4ae2-90c8-fb33ab62d79a&Operation=GetDisplayTemplate

For more preschool ideas and activities, check out Preschool Corner!

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Comments

  1. Hey Ericka!I wanted to let you know that I purchased your Letter of The Week Curriculum to use in my in-home preschool and I LOVE IT!! I will be posting pictures on my new blog of my preschool children working with it! Would love for you to visit and follow!! http://itsanadorablelife.blogspot.com

  2. I just wanted to thank you for a great blog that I just love reading and I have sooo much use of your ideas and your material!I'd also like to invite you over to my blog to par-take in our exhibition of decorating the christmas tree!If you'd like to join read all about it at my blog./Emy forskollarare.blogspot.com

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Dec. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

  4. hi erica a qyuestion about your preschool activities , do you have them all out during the week and your daughter is free to go through them as she likes ?? how long do you expect her to work in a day ?? thanks again for wonderful material.viv

  5. I love your LOTW cur. It is fabulous! You are so inspirational. Thank you for using your talents for the Lord and allowing Him to use you to make a difference for so many! I added a little challenge in for my son on the graph portion of the week. If he can write the letter well enough – I make him draw that letter in the little graph boxes (ie. and I for every inch worm). If the letter is too difficult we use whatever else is handy, cherrios or goldfish. Sometimes I even have him place those little round reward stickers in the boxes. It is great for those fine motor skills. :) Once again – thank you for all of your hard work!Liz

  6. I'm always stunned by the huge variety of activities, the wide range of skills and the beautiful printouts you create for your weekly lessons! Your children are so blessed to have such a dynamic and resourceful mom!

  7. What wonderful ideas! I'll have to try some of these with my daughter.

  8. Love the blog!Just wanted to let you know that when I click on the "Inchworm Numbers Practice" it tells me that the "The file link that you requested is not valid." I didn't have that problem with any of the other files and thought I'd let you know!

  9. Brooke: You might want to try it again, it worked fine for me. I know 4shared was having some issues, but I thought it was fixed. here's the link:http://www.4shared.com/file/145318181/d5b03656/inchnumberpractice.html

  10. Thanks! I tried it today and it is working fine, must've just been that night!

  11. May I suggest just putting your free printables in PDF form as 4shared installs so much unwanted material on ones computer. It has caused so much trouble for us. Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

  12. none of the links work! I think the pdf idea is a great one :)

  13. I am having trouble with your links as well. I keep getting an error message that says that the file is invalid. I haven’t had problems downloading your things before…my daughter loves your activities. Thank you for providing all of these wonderful resources!

  14. I can’t get the capital and lowercase letter sorting link to work. It doesn’t do anything when I click.

  15. I’m very confused as to how your downloads work. I’ve downloaded all the activities I wanted for letter I, created the account on 4shared and am still having trouble. Any tips to make the downloading work? thanks!

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