MAY
20
2014

Preschool and Kindergarten Activities!

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Good morning readers! I thought I’d do another update for our prek/kindergarten activities today! We’re still plugging along with our combined preschool and kindergarten activities for my 5 year old and she’s doing great. She’s reviewing the Letter F and has a few added kindergarten level activities to help challenge her and get her ready for full kindergarten in August. Scissor Skills: She loves to cut and it’s great exercise for those fine-motor skills too! Here she’s carefully cutting along the dotted lines on my Letter F for Fish Scissor Skills worksheet. b   She has also moved on to more formal kindergarten handwriting worksheets as well. These include some warm-up shapes, then the actual upper and lowercase letters as well.     I always like to throw in some logical thinking and spatial relationship type of activities. And the Imaginets from MindWare is a great way to do that. It is a set of colorful magnetic wooden shapes that kids can use to create … [Read more...]

MAY
07
2014

Kindergarten Activities

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Good morning! I thought I’d do another update on the Teeny Tot for you all today. She’s reviewing some of her favorite Letter of the Week activities, and we’re slowly adding in more of the K4 Kindergarten activities to her day as well.   This week she mostly worked on the Letter E games. Here she is with her completed elephant lacing card. I’ve had a lot of questions about laminating and printing on cardstock. And unless you’re going to re-use your materials with future children, there’s not much need to laminate and print everything on cardstock. But for the lacing card, it is important that it’s somewhat durable. So if you’re not reusing materials, I would say at least laminate this card if nothing else.   She knows her colors quite well, but still enjoys doing these color matching puzzles.     These are the elephant counting cards. She put them in numerical order, then counted out the correct amount of beads to go on each card. You … [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...]

OCT
01
2013

Daily Homeschool Schedule: Preschool

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I’m going to do a short series of posts titled ‘Daily Homeschool Schedule’ for you all. I’ve had countless questions about our homeschool schedule. And you can see a basic overview of our daily schedule here. But more specifically you’ve been asking questions about how long we do each subject, how many days per week, and what our day looks like hour by hour for each grade level. So for the next few weeks I’m going to share our schedule in a more detail by each grade level. Download a copy: Daily Schedule Prek – PDF Daily Schedule Prek – Word Doc (Editable)   Today we’ll be taking a closer look into the life of the Teeny Tot. She’s currently 4 years old and doing preschool this year. Since she won’t be doing kindergarten until next year, we’ll be doing another round of Letter of the Week and add in a few of the K4 activities as she’s ready.   Here’s our Basic Preschool Schedule: 8:30am   – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am   – … [Read more...]

SEP
24
2013

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: Preschool

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Hi everyone! I have another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday posts for you today. The Teeny Tot is actually on Letter X this week (see yesterday’s post) but I took the pics for this post last week so they have letter W activities in them. The Teeny Tot is finishing up my Preschool letter of the Week. Then we’re probably going to go through it again with some K4 Kindergarten mixed in as she’s ready for it. She’s still four so I don’t want to do full Kindergarten with her just yet. So I’m going to slowly mix in K4 items as she’s ready. Here is the list of her activities for the year. As you can see I really only put our Bible, Daily Learning Notebook, and Letter activities. The rest we do as a group so I don’t keep them in her drawers. Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Preschool: Letter of the Week & K4 Curriculum Bible: My first hands on bible & Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re doing that … [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...]