JAN
13
2014

Teeny Tot Tuesday: Starting K4!

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Good morning everyone! I thought you might like to catch up with the Teeny Tot since it’s been awhile. First off she’s not so “teeny” anymore. Nor is she a “tot”. But I’m refusing to change her name just yet because it makes me cry. Sigh. Moving on. She finished my Letter of the Week curriculum and is moving on to the K4 Kindergarten curriculum. but since she’s not fully ready to move into reading we’re taking it slow. I’m mixing in some of the LOTW activities to keep working on motor skills, and then she’s also starting in on some of the K4 activities that she IS ready for. I did the same thing with Tinker Bell and she did great, so I’m hoping the same technique will work for the Teeny Tot. We shall see… We started off by reviewing our letters, sounds, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. Everything she learned last year. Since we take summers off, I find it best to spend a little time reviewing before moving on. Here she’s working on my A-Z and 123 Tracing Worksheets. You can see … [Read more...]

NOV
04
2013

Preschool Letter Z for Zebra Activities

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Welcome to the Letter Z, we’ve finally completed our Letter of the Week activities with the Teeny Tot! She’s had a great time, but since she isn’t quite 5 yet, we’re going to repeat some of the LOTW with K4 activities mixed in for the remainder of the year. This week she’ll be having fun with Zebras!   Letter Z Memory Verse: “Zacchaeus make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Luke 19:5 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter Z on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.   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 … [Read more...]

OCT
21
2013

Preschool Letter Y for Yarn Activities

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Hi everyone! We’ve been working hard over here to finish up our letter of the Week activities. And this week the Teeny Tot is working on the Letter Y for Yarn! Letter Y Memory Verse: “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” John 15:14. Click here to download verse puzzle (Note I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter Y on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.   Shape Matching Puzzles: Cut the balls of yarn out, then cut down the dashed lines to make shape matching puzzles. Yarn Number Matchup! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so you end up with squares. Have your child put mini-clothes pins, pom-poms or paper clips or the manipulative of your choice onto the card based on the number on it.   Yarn Coloring & … [Read more...]

SEP
23
2013

Preschool Letter X Activities

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Hi everyone! Well, the Teeny Tot is nearing the end of our Letter of the Week activities! This week we’re working on the Letter X, and then only two more letters to go! We’ll be having fun with Xylophones this week. And before any of you ask, yes I’m working on another variation for letter X because I realize that xylophone isn’t exactly the best pronunciation for the letter “X”. Xx Tracing Card: These larger tracing letters are great for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my regular pre-writing practice pages. Its larger and easier to trace. You could use markers, crayons, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers.   Letter X Memory Verse: “eXceeding great and precious promises are given unto us” 2 Peter 1:4 Click here to download the verse puzzle. Letter Poking Page: We typically use a toothpick, or we also 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 … [Read more...]

SEP
16
2013

Preschool Letter W Activities

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Hi readers! I hope your 2013-2014 school year is going well! Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “W” and Teeny Tot Tuesday. We’ll be having fun with Watermelon this week! Hope you enjoy it!   Calendar Time: We start off our morning by adding today’s date to the calendar then counting up to that number, and then back down to “1”. We also review our letter, character cards, and a few other activities. Click here to see what all we do during “Calendar Time”. Next we cover our weekly memory verse: Letter W Memory Verse: “We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19   Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter W on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (Sorry this is an old photo, we still don’t have our alphabet tree up!)   Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2   Watermelon Shape Matching Puzzles: I cut these guys down the center for a … [Read more...]

AUG
26
2013

Preschool Letter V Activities

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Good morning and welcome to another week with the Teeny Tot! This week she’s working on Letter V preschool activities. Now if I’d been planning ahead, this would happen in February, but clearly we’re a bit ‘off’. But enough dwelling… and onto our letter activities! Letter V Memory Verse: “Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth upon Me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2   Valentine Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!   Valentine Match-Up! This is a 2 page printout, leave one together as the game board, and cut up the second one into pieces so you have a matching game. Goal: Match up the identical designs!   Valentine Number Matchup! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the … [Read more...]

AUG
12
2013

Preschool Letter U Activities

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Teeny Tot’s Letter U preschool week where we’ll be having fun with Umbrellas!   Letter U Memory Verse: “Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks.” Psalm 75:1 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter U on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.   Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2   Umbrella Cut and Paste:   Umbrella Shape Puzzles: Cut out each umbrella, then cut in half for shape matching puzzles.   Letter U bracelet: This is included in each week for the Letter of the Week curriculum. The bracelet has the letter, number, and shape for each week. They color the bracelet, then cut it out and glue it at the ends.   Umbrella Counting!This game is for counting practice. Simply cut … [Read more...]

AUG
05
2013

Preschool Letter T Printables

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Welcome to our preschool Letter T week of activities. This week the Teeny Tot is delving into the wonderful world of Turtles!   Letter T Memory Verse: “Thou God seest me” Genesis 16:13 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Cor 5:17 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter T on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2 We made the letter t with our bodies: This is by far a favorite in our house, the only trouble is getting them to stop, I think they made the entire alphabet one day! At one point the Teeny Tot was the dot on a j.   Letter T Cut & Paste: I added this later so don’t have it as an individual download, but it is part of my Letter of the Week curriculum. So the goal … [Read more...]

JUL
29
2013

Letter S Preschool Printables

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Welcome to our week of Letter S preschool  activities! We will be having fun with snowmen this week, yes I know it’s July. But it’s like Christmas in July…right? Whatever, hope you enjoy!   Letter S Memory Verse: Seek the Lord while He may be found. Isaiah 55:6 Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 Click here to download the S verse puzzles Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter S on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2   Letter S Pattern Block printables: These are included in the Letter of the Week curriculum, but you can also grab the Alphabet Pattern Block cards free here! They are to be used with wooden pattern blocks. Have your student match the blocks to the card to form the letter.   Letter S Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers … [Read more...]

JUL
22
2013

FREE B/W Alphabet Pattern Block Cards

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Hello all of you awesome teacher mamas out there!  I’ve been on a roll with the pattern block printables lately and after a long wait I finally have my alphabet pattern block printables for you in black and white! A big “Thank you” for your patience and to everyone who requested this! The black and white version of these cards are great for adding a little more challenge to your student’s day as well as saving on color printer ink. These sheets are meant to be used with any Wooden Pattern Blocks. (That is a link to find them on Amazon, but they should all be similar in size to other pattern blocks so you can use any brand you prefer.)   --> Click here to download the  B/W Alphabet Pattern Block Cards <-- TO USE: I normally print these pages on cardstock then laminate them just so they last longer, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Here’s a close up of one of the pages. Your student will simply match the pattern block cards onto each sheet to … [Read more...]