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.
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, 0.75 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, and a couple fun ice cube trays for her to sort the poms into. She uses the tongs to pick up one pom, and places one in each of the individual ice cube holes. When she’s got them all filled in, she reverses the process and removes the poms from the tray and puts them back into the bowl. This activity is great for hand-eye coordination as well as providing a workout for all of those tiny hand muscles!
Pre-Writing Practice Skills: I laminate this, cut all the little cards out and then hole punch the upper left corner and bind with a key-ring. Then we use Expo Dry Erase Markers to pre-practice writing skills.
Beginning Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle! Puzzles are great for exercising logical thinking as well as fine-motor skills!
1-20 Clothes Pin Counting Cards: I found some fun colored clothes pins at an office supply store a few weeks back. I have the Teeny tot count the items on each card, then add a clip on the correct number. She has just turned four, so I still help her count the larger numbers and identify the numbers on each card as well. Repetition is key here!
Counting Cards: I use these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for putting in numerical order.
Pattern Activity: Just use the pieces to practice pre-math pattern skills.
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 sorting: Simple, just sort the uppercase and lowercase letter cards onto the correct side of the game board.
Coloring Page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers. They’re shorter and easier for her to use. These pictured are chubby markers, they also make a skinny version. I got mine at Wal-mart.
Cutting Practice: Simple print and let your child try cutting along the lines!
Do-A-Dot Worksheet: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!
Letter N Cut and Paste activity: This is part of my Letter of the Week curriculum, and I simply have the Teeny tot cut out the nest and eggs, then glue them to a colorful piece of construction paper. It’s great to hone those fine-motor skills and it’s also just plain fun!
Letter Matching: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.
Size Sort: Put these in order small to big or big to small then discuss which is largest, smallest and medium.
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.
Color Puzzles: I cut these little guys out then cut them in half in as many interesting ways as I could think of to make tiny color matching puzzles.
11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!
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! (Okay, so I used the letter w paint bag, but you get the idea!)
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!
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:
Birds Nest Craft: We’re going to attempt the yarn nest and pom-pom chick’s craft. From what I hear the nest takes a couple days to dry, so we may try something else. I’ll update this post when we’re done! That or we’ll do this one, a nest craft from No Time For Flashcards!
Family Fun Night: Make some Nachos or a bird’s Nest (recipe below), and watch Finding Nemo.
Edible Bird’s Nest Recipe!
Melt butterscotch, peanut butter, or chocolate chips in the microwave. Put a few chow mein noodles in each section of a muffin tin. Pour melted chips over noodles. Let cool. You can put jelly beans in for the eggs after your nests have cooled. Pop them out of the muffin tin and serve. See Mama Jenn’s Blog for a sweet treat!
These are just some of my preschool Letter N activities, click here to download all of the Letter N preschool activities for free, or check out my Letter of the Week preschool curriculum to get the entire alphabet all at once!
You are amazing!!! Thank you very much for all of these great ideas. I am so excited to get started!!!
I love all of your ideas. Your blog has really helped me this year, I was given the duty of teaching 2yr olds preschool so I have borrowed some of your activities to use with them. They especially love all of the color puzzles which I have turned into matching games. Thank you for sharing.
Love the lacing nest!!! So cute 🙂
She is too cute! The bird nests crafts look fun. We will have to try them.
I love these bird nests. Is it possible to print them for my school?
When I go to download some of your files it sends me to a different site and it says the contain viruses.
Hi Erica! I’ve been reading on your blog for a while. I’m still trying to organize my school supplies. I love these ideas for toddlers and pre-k as I have three kids that are pre-k and one 1st grader. When he was in kindergarten, we did lots of games and had a lot of fun. But then he and his sister would pull them out while I was busy and lost pieces, ruined game boards, lost flash cards, or just jumbled all the pieces of this and that. I gave up! I have had two babies since then and want to do fun things again but I just don’t know how to keep them out of it all when is not time. I don’t want to be a total jerk but they aren’t trustworthy or responsible with the school stuff. I’m going right over to your homeschool rules page to see if therein lie the answers I need.