MAR
25
2014

Teeny Tot Preschool and Kindergarten update

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So I know it’s been awhile since I’ve done an updated post on what the Teeny Tot has been up to. So I thought I’d put one up for you all today. She’s going through my Letter of the Week program, but she’s really ready for more now and so I’m throwing in more of my K4 Kindergarten activities to challenge her a bit more. She still likes the fun Letter of the Week preschool games so I still let her do those for fun as well. Anyhoo, here are some of the things she’s been working on these days… I usually still pull out similar Letter of the Week letter activities for her, so this week she’s going back through the letter D. The D is for Dinosaur letter hunt is from my Kindergarten Curriculum. She has to locate and mark all of the upper and lowercase letter “Ds”. She normally uses a highlighter, or a do-a-dot marker. But you can also have them put stickers on the letters, circle them, or whatever works best for you. You can also click here to download the Kindergarten Letter Hunt … [Read more...]

MAY
27
2013

Letter R Preschool Activities

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Good morning readers! Today I’m sharing some of what the Teeny Tot has been up to lately! Since I was posting all of the curriculum forum posts, I haven’t done a Teeny Tot Tuesday post for awhile, and I thought it was time to get you all caught up! As you can see by her workboxes, she’s been having fun learning all about the Letter R and rainbows this week! Letter R Memory Verse: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter R on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.     Scavenger Hunt: Fill the box with things that start with R! Some ideas: raisins, red, rat, rabbit. We’ve altered this a bit as my preschooler was having a hard time finding thing on her own, so Strawberry Shortcake helped her today, and then we do a “Show-n-Tell” of her items. Much more fun! As you can see she came up with several red items, a radio, and Rachel the American Girl doll.   Graphing … [Read more...]

APR
01
2013

Preschool Letter Q Activities

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Hi everyone! Today I wanted to do another Teeny Tot Tuesday post for you. Today’s post is brought to you by the Letter Q! And so we’ll be having fun with quilts. Quilt Lacing Card: Above you can see our lacing practice 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. Letter Q Memory Verse: “Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Song time: Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1 Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter V on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here. (This is an older picture of Tinker Bell adding the letter, I love how she was Queen for the day!)   Color Cubes: I use our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards to serve as templates for our 1″ building blocks. We pick 2 colors of … [Read more...]

FEB
18
2013

Letter N Preschool Activities

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Letter 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 can trace the letters with their finger, pencil, markers, or laminate and use Expo Dry Erase Markers Letter N Memory Verse: “No one can serve two masters.” Matthew 6:24 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter N 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   Magnet Page: I use this cute activity with a cookie sheet and homemade 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, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors   Sorting & Transferring Activity: The Teeny Tot loves to use our Bamboo Toaster Tongs (from Bed, Bath, and Beyond) with pom-poms. So this week, I threw a bowl of poms, her tongs, … [Read more...]

FEB
11
2013

Letter K Preschool Activities

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Hi everyone! I just realized that I haven’t done a Teeny Tot Tuesday post in awhile, so I thought I’d better get in gear over here! So today we’re going to watch the Teeny Tot tackle the Letter K. Our topic is K for Kite, and you’ll also see a few other random activities that she picked out that might not match with our letter, but no harm no foul. So let’s get to it… Welcome to the Letter K for Kite preschool alphabet activities! Letter K Memory Verse: “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.” Psalm 34:13 For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Daily Learning Notebook: We always start off our day with our Daily Learning Notebook. This is of course the preschool level version, but I have an elementary level, and a cursive version as well.   Alphabet Tile Sorting Game:Today I had her do a letter K sorting game. I gave her several different alphabet tiles and had her pick … [Read more...]

SEP
17
2012

Teeny Tot Tuesday: Letter I Preschool Printables

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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!   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.   Lacing: One of her favorite activities is the lacing cards. For today I brought out … [Read more...]

MAY
14
2012

Teeny Tot Tuesday ~ Letter D

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Greetings readers! I have a Teeny Tot Tuesday post for you today, and we’re working on the Letter D for Dinosaur! Coloring: Even though I absolutely LOVE our school room, it’s kind of nice to get a change every now and then. And since it was so nice out this week, we decided to change it up a bit and do a little “trampoline” school…that’s where the kids get to take their work out and lay on the trampoline and do it. It was a little bright out so the Teeny Tot dawned her sporty sunglasses and got down to business coloring her dinosaur.   Counting Skills: I brought out the dinosaur number cards for her to play with today too. I used them with my Learning Resources Math Links, and had the Teeny Tot put on the correct amount of links on each dinosaur. She also color coded them which I thought was nice.   Letter D shapes: Today I pulled out my Large Letter D print outs and had the Teeny Tot make a pattern using Learning Resources Color Cubes. Okay, she was … [Read more...]

MAY
07
2012

Teeny Tot Tuesday ~ Letter C Printables

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Hello all you awesome homeschool moms! I hope you’re having a great year, and for a lot of you I know it’s nearing the end of this year already! Wow, where did the time go? Well, the Teeny Tot has reached age 3.5 and that’s about when I start with my Letter of the Week activities, so I’ve slowly started introducing them to her as some of her “New big girl school” activities. The title helps. Really. So…onto the post at hand…This week our Teeny Tot worked on Letter C for Caterpillar games. Large Floor Numbers: Here she is doing one of her favorite games, the large floor letter numbers. We lay them out, right now I am putting them in order to make it easier since she really doesn’t know her numbers yet. I call out a number and if she has trouble finding it I help her out a little by giving her the color.   Lacing Game: Strawberry Shortcake helped her with her lacing project. She likes to skip holes, so we’re trying to get her to go into each hole in a row. Either … [Read more...]

APR
09
2012

Educational Activities for Toddlers

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Teeny Tot Tuesday, where the Teeny Tot has officially started doing some of my Letter of the Week activities! She is on the Letter B this week, and so she did a mix of B is for Butterfly and B is for Ballerina activities.   Here she is working on her lacing skills. This takes some patience, repetition, and time. She likes to skip over holes, so I remind her to get each one. I like to teach them to go up from the bottom in every hole to start out with, then later we can move on to some more fancy stitching options.   The Teeny Tot loves puzzles, these 6 piece puzzles are a great beginning set for tiny tots. Its great for logical thinking skills and since the puzzles only have 6 pieces, the children tend to be able to figure them out on their own after a few tries. I’ve had a few questions on how old I recommend starting Letter of the Week activities, and the answer depends. I tend to start these around age 3.5, but it really … [Read more...]

APR
02
2012

Teeny Tot Tuesday

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Hi and welcome to Teeny Tot Tuesday! I’m starting to add in some of my Letter of the Week items for her, but still keeping it fun with educational games and activities. Since she loves Do-A-Dot Markers, I thought I’d let her start with some of those. This is actually my letter A magnet page, but she’s using it with a Do-A-Dot marker instead. Normally I’d use these with Power Magnets.   Next up the Teeny Tot wanted to make a pattern with her Perler BIggie Beads. You can see how focused she is here.   After completing one row of beads, she looked up and said “Take my picture.”     One of the things that has been consistent in our homeschooling has been our iPad. I’ve shared several posts on educational iPad apps for kiddos so you can see some of the things we do. The below game is a new favorite called Quizzing Toddler Preschool by Toddler Teasers.   Just to kick off our Letter of the Week activities, we pulled out … [Read more...]