Welcome to the Letter A where we’ll be having fun with Ants!
Letter A Memory Verse:
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
Ant Number Matchup!This game is for counting practice. Cut out each ant card, then cut them in half separating the body part with the number from the part with the dots. Have your child match up the cards by matching the number of dots to the card with the appropriate number on it.
Ant Shape Puzzles: Simply cut these little ants in half for fun shape matching puzzles. Make sure to discuss each shape as you go!
Ant Letter match: This is not only a color puzzle game, but also a capital/lowercase letter matching game, simply print out and cut the ants in half for a matching game.
Letter A Lacing Card: You can download my alphabet lacing cards here
Ant Hill Counting: Here is our Anthill counting game, the goal being to put the correct amount of ants on the hill based on what the card says.
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 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!
Aa 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 could use markers, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers
Ant Size Sort:Put these in order small to big or big to small then discuss which is largest, smallest and medium.
Letter A Scavenger Hunt: Fill the box with things that start with A! Some ideas: apple, acorn, avocado, ant.
Ant Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle!
Ant Magnet Page: I use this with a cookie sheet and these 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, 0.75 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
Ant Lacing 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.
Capital/Lowercase Aa sorting:A simple letter identification game, just sort out the attached uppercase and lowercase letters.
Ant Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order. The number cards go from 1-10.
Ant Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!
11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!
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!
Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her letter on using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of! (Pretend like the G on the bag below is an A)
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:
Apple math file folder game downloaded from File Folder Fun.
Color Cubes: I use our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards to serve as templates for our 1″ building blocks. We pick 2 colors of blocks and do a pattern as we form the letters! We also use them for lacing practice, but this was a variation since I’ve been making the shaped lacing cards too! Click here for more fun with Creative Color Cube Activity Cards
Letter Bead Lacing: I’ll put an index card in this box with the word “ant” so she knows the order of the letters. I got my lacing beads from Lakeshore Learning but these look more fun to me: Bead Bazaar Lacing Kits – Alphabet Lacing Kit
Play Balloon Volleyball: “Balloon volleyball” is basically a toddler-friendly version of regular volleyball. Kids take turns batting a balloon up in the air, with the goal of trying to keep it off the ground as it floats downward. You can shout out words that start with the letter “A” each time you hit the balloon!
Letter Identification: Pick out the letter “A” and “a” from the others using Magnetic Alphabet Letters and whiteboard:
Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.
Apple Prints: Cut an apple in half and make prints with paint!
Family Fun Night: Have some Apples, Ants on a log, or Apricot pork chops with apple pie!
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