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17
2012

Teeny Tot Tuesday: Letter I Preschool Printables

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Teeny Tot Tuesday post! School is back in swing, and we’re picking up where we left off at the end of last year. This week the Teeny Tot is working on the Letter I. For more printables and ideas, visit my Letter I preschool post!

 

Transferring pom-poms: I found these cute bamboo toaster tongs and lemon slice ice cube trays at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I thought they would be perfect for our pom-pom transfer activity! I just set a small bowl of pom-poms, the tongs, and the tray in her workbox for the day. The Teeny Tot loves this activity, and it’s great for hand-eye coordination as well as improving fine-motor skills!

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Upper/Lowercase letter sorting: Next up we sang our Letter I says “ih” song then we talked about uppercase and lowercase letters. Next she did her sorting activity to separate out all of the big I’s from the little I’s.

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Lacing: One of her favorite activities is the lacing cards. For today I brought out our large letter I shapes and let her lace those up. She’s getting much better at this!

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Color matching: One thing I try to do each week is a quick review of our colors. I made some colored disks by gluing a colored piece of paper to one side, then a coordinating colored picture to the other side of a 1 1/2” wooden disk. I found these cute colorful bag clips at Bed, Bath, and Beyond as well and they were perfect for a color matching game! After she’s done we go over what all of the colors are. She’s got these down pat, but still loves to do this activity.

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Counting: Next we did some counting practice. We counted the dots on the leaves, then put the caterpillar with the correct number on each one. She still needs help with this, but is getting better each day!

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Magnet page: This game is also a favorite. I found these small round Power Magnets on Amazon, please be careful with them though as they’re surely a choking hazard! The cute little cookie tray was part of a used phonics kit I purchased at a fair a few years ago, but you can use regular cookie sheets too, or magnetic whiteboards as well. She puts one magnet on each dot.

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Coloring: I’ve found the twist up Crayola crayons to be an asset to our homeschool! They don’t really break…unless someone twists them all the way up and breaks them on purpose. But they’re always sharp, and so I keep a hefty supply on hand at all times!

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Poke Page: I found these HUGE push pins at a Target and we use them for this activity all the time. They are sharp, but she knows to be careful. Her goal is to poke little holes along the letter lines. It’s great for fine-motor skills, patience building, and also letter recognition. She sings “The I says ‘i’ the I says ‘i’ every letter makes a sound the I says ‘i’” as she works on it.

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Do-A-Dot Activity: She also worked on her Do-A-Dot page with our Dot-A-Dot Markers, she’s actually getting really good at keeping the dots in the actual circles on the page…previously she’d do a few dots, then proceed to cover the entire page with different color dots!

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Cut and Paste: The cut and paste page is a great way to build up fine-motor skills as well as creativity!

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Pre-Writing Practice: I laminated my pre-writing pages and then the Teeny Tot used dry-erase markers to practice tracing along the pre-writing shapes. This is excellent practice for the handwriting that will come later on.

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Large Floor Activity: Instead of our regular number game, today we played using our color cards. (They’re in the “Lessons” folder in the Letter of the Week curriculum if you’ve downloaded that!) I called out colors and she hopped to them.

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Next we used the cards to sort buttons. I found these Great Big Buttons and we use them for everything from lacing practice, to color sorting. They also come in different shapes, so you can shape sort with them as well! Here she was placing the correct color buttons on each card based on the color.

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I actually didn’t have these Biggie Beads in her box today, but the Teeny Tot went and got them out on her own. She loves this game, I’m hoping some day she’ll be focused enough to make an actual pattern, but for now she diligently places her beads in random shapes on the game grid.

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Building Practice: We finished off the day working on inchworm building practice. This is great for logical thinking and spatial reasoning skills. For now she is simply matching the game pieces to the board, once she gets the hang of that, I’ll have her put the pieces next to the board in the same shape and order.

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And that’s it for today’s Teeny Tot Tuesday post!

This is just a SMALL portion of our Letter I activities, you can see and download all of my Letter I preschool activities free, or you can also grab the whole Letter of the Week curriculum for just $10.

For more great preschool ideas visit the Preschool Corner!

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Comments

  1. What a doll! My favorite is her holding her baby doll and doing her letter activity!

  2. I’m so happy that I bought this from you! I love love love all the activities — I ordered them online and am anxiously awaiting them along with my laminator from Amazon :) Thanks for all the wonderful resources!

  3. Thank you so much these awesome activities! We love them! How old is the Teeny Tot now?

  4. Thanks for always providing us with insightful and detailed {and fun} posts! Your children are beautiful. I love those Crayola Twist-ups…brilliant design. I purchased your Letter of the Week curriculum during the Ebook Omnibus sale and am slowly working through the activities with my daughter who is thoroughly enjoying them. Thanks so much!

  5. I love how it doesn’t seem like school at all but like playtime. Thank you so much for all the ideas!

  6. I love the biggie beads! Where is the grid From? The link is only for the beads… Thanks.

  7. Good Job!

  8. i have a question totally unrelated to this post…we’ve just started your worlds greatest artists and we’ve never used lapbooks before. do you have a post about how to set up the lapbooks for the artist study? i did a search on your site but didn’t find anything with instructions. maybe i totally looked it over in the downloaded artist study instructions? thanks

    • disregard this question. i downloaded the pdf again and it looks like you updated since i last downloaded it, a few things are different. figured it our. thanks

  9. Could you please tell me where to get the paper with the dots on it? I have the markers, just not the paper. Thank you.

  10. I love the large color cards! Are they only available if you purchase the letter of the week curriculum? I’ve searched your site and can’t seem to find them anywhere as a free download.

    Thank you for your fabulous site! I have used and enjoy so many of your printables, and I truly appreciate you sharing all of your work with the rest of us.

  11. Looks like so much fun. We haven’t gotten to the letter I in our preschool yet, I may try some of your printables!

  12. After seeing this post (and reading your reply to my email – thanks so much for replying!), I went out and bought some tongs & a packet of pom-poms for my 2yr old daughter to use to transfer them into a bowl. She doesn’t quite know how to use the tongs yet but LOVES getting mummy to help her pick up the pom-poms and also moving them into the container by herself. It’s so great seeing her enjoy doing things like this :-)

  13. What a great post! This is the kind of organization that I need. Once my husband gets back to work (he’s been on medical leave for 6mos.) I would love to purchase the LOW curriculum. In the meantime, thank you for the posts. My daughter would love these activities. Teeny Tot reminds me of my daughter because my daughter loves her blanket to go with her everywhere also.

  14. I love that you do reviews with her (like the colors) even if it’s easy. That’s so important I think. We should always (children AND adults) be doing things that fine tune our skills and memory. And it gives them a confidence boost (hey look at how much I know now!) I love your curriculum! Thank you for sharing! You have helped me in many ways!

  15. Such great ideas, thank you! I, too, was wondering where you got the paper to do the Do-A-Dot letters.

  16. This was really helpful, as I got the post (by email) the same week I was doing the letter I for Inchworm! Love the curriculum ;)

  17. Ack. I didn’t mean to post my last name and can’t figure out how to delete. If you see this, will you do so? Thank you. =)

  18. Hi Great ideas! Thanks so much! I have recently shared a link back to your blog on my post “10 toddler fun and educational websites” God Bless and keep sharing, you are appreciated!

    Forest Rose
    http://homeschoolmama3.blogspot.com/

  19. Do you think it would be too early to start a 2.25 year old?

  20. I am getting all my supplies together, and I have the colorful clips from Bed Bath and Beyond, the colored paper, and the 1/2″ circles from Michaels and now I just need to know where can I find the “coordinating colored picture” to put on the other side? You have truly inspired me and I am so excited to get started!!! Thanks a million for all you do!

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