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Look What I Can Do!

Phonics and Early-Learning Concepts


For
Preschoolers

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Table of Contents
Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... vii
Suggested Readers .............................................................................................................................. viii
Lesson One: M ....................................................................................................................................... 1
Activity: Milk Magic ......................................................................................................................... 4
Activity: Masquerade Parade ............................................................................................................. 7
Activity: Make Some Music .............................................................................................................. 8
Lesson Two: P ....................................................................................................................................... 9
Activity: Experiment with Paint ...................................................................................................... 15
Activity: Letter P Dinner Party ........................................................................................................ 16
Activity: Pin the Polka Dot on the Pig ............................................................................................. 17
Lesson Three: O ................................................................................................................................... 20
Activity: Cereal Creations ............................................................................................................... 28
Activity: The Orange (Almost) Octopus ......................................................................................... 29
Activity: Oh, OhOil and Water Dont Mix .................................................................................. 30
Lesson Four: Character ........................................................................................................................ 31
Activity: Manners Matter................................................................................................................. 34
Activity: The Rules We Live By ..................................................................................................... 35
Lesson Five: F ...................................................................................................................................... 40
Activity: Finger Food Fun ............................................................................................................... 46
Activity: Flower Power .................................................................................................................... 47
Activity: Big Foot Little Foot .......................................................................................................... 48
Lesson Six: L ....................................................................................................................................... 53
Activity: Lets Go L Hunting........................................................................................................... 58
Activity: Look at You Go! ............................................................................................................... 59
Activity: Into the Lions Mouth You Go ......................................................................................... 60
Lesson Seven: S ................................................................................................................................... 61
Activity: Cut Out That Snake! ......................................................................................................... 65
Activity: Salad Bar........................................................................................................................... 67
Activity: Soap Explosion ................................................................................................................. 68
Activity: Seed Art ............................................................................................................................ 69

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Lesson Eight: Opposites ...................................................................................................................... 71
Activity: Counting Games ............................................................................................................... 81
Lesson Nine: Friendship ...................................................................................................................... 85
Activity: Be a Friend ........................................................................................................................ 89
Lesson Ten: A ...................................................................................................................................... 90
Activity: Apron ................................................................................................................................ 96
Activity: My Autograph Book ......................................................................................................... 97
Activity: Flying High ..................................................................................................................... 104
Lesson Eleven: D ............................................................................................................................... 105
Activity: Lets Dance ..................................................................................................................... 112
Activity: Digging for Treasure....................................................................................................... 112
Activity: Donut Mania ................................................................................................................... 112
Lesson Twelve: H .............................................................................................................................. 113
Activity: Sign Language ................................................................................................................ 119
Activity: Helping Hands ................................................................................................................ 120
Activity: Horsing Around .............................................................................................................. 121
Lesson Thirteen: Pre-Reading............................................................................................................ 122
Lesson Fourteen: Character ............................................................................................................... 139
Activity: Sticks and Stones ............................................................................................................ 148
Activity: Am I Telling the Truth? .................................................................................................. 150
Lesson Fifteen: Numbers 1-5, Opposites ........................................................................................... 151
Lesson Sixteen: B .............................................................................................................................. 164
Activity: Lets Make Butter ........................................................................................................... 172
Activity: Break the Balloon ........................................................................................................... 173
Lesson Seventeen: J ........................................................................................................................... 174
Activity: Juicy Juice ....................................................................................................................... 180
Activity: Lets Go J-Hunting ......................................................................................................... 181
Activity: Jog and Jump .................................................................................................................. 181
Activity: Joking Around ................................................................................................................ 181
Lesson Eighteen: R ............................................................................................................................ 182
Activity: Lets Make Rain ............................................................................................................. 187
Activity: R is for Reading .............................................................................................................. 188
Activity: Rainbows are Everywhere .............................................................................................. 190
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Activity: The Race is On ............................................................................................................... 190
Lesson Twenty: E .............................................................................................................................. 203
Activity: Energy is Action ............................................................................................................. 208
Activity: Eggs-Actly ...................................................................................................................... 211
Lesson Twenty-one: G ....................................................................................................................... 212
Activity: Eeww Gak! ..................................................................................................................... 217
Activity: Play Games! .................................................................................................................... 217
Lesson Twenty-two: T ....................................................................................................................... 218
Activity: T is for Tasty................................................................................................................... 223
Activity: Taco Mania ..................................................................................................................... 224
Lesson Twenty-three: Address and Phone Number .......................................................................... 225
Activity: Call Me ........................................................................................................................... 228
Activity: This is Where I Live ....................................................................................................... 229
Lesson Twenty-four: C ...................................................................................................................... 231
Activity: Candy Messages ............................................................................................................. 236
Activity: Clean It Till It Shines! .................................................................................................... 236
Activity: Clowning Around ........................................................................................................... 237
Lesson Twenty-five: I ........................................................................................................................ 238
Activity: Igloo Craft....................................................................................................................... 244
Activity: Ice Cream Mania! ........................................................................................................... 246
Activity: Ice Bowling..................................................................................................................... 246
Activity: Invisible Ink .................................................................................................................... 247
Lesson Twenty-six: N ........................................................................................................................ 248
Activity: Be Kind to Your Neighbors ............................................................................................ 255
Activity: Night Time Magic .......................................................................................................... 256
Activity: Noodle Mania ................................................................................................................. 258
Lesson Twenty-seven: Numbers 1-10 ............................................................................................... 260
Lesson Twenty-eight: Days of the Week ........................................................................................... 281
Activity: Chore Chart Activity ...................................................................................................... 291
Lesson Twenty-nine: K ...................................................................................................................... 293
Activity: King for a Day ................................................................................................................ 300
Activity: Kick Ball ......................................................................................................................... 300
Activity: Kite Flying ...................................................................................................................... 300
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Lesson Thirty: W ............................................................................................................................... 301
Activity: Digging for Worms ......................................................................................................... 307
Lesson Thirty-one: Q, U, V ............................................................................................................... 308
Activity: Letter Quilt...................................................................................................................... 316
Activity: Listen to the Violin ......................................................................................................... 316
Lesson Thirty-two: X, Y, Z................................................................................................................ 317
Activity: Water Xylophone ............................................................................................................ 326
Lesson Thirty-three: Shapes .............................................................................................................. 328
Lesson Thirty-four: Review Alphabet ............................................................................................... 337
Student Name ............................................................................................................................. 339
Date ............................................................................................................................................ 339
Student Name ............................................................................................................................. 340
Date ............................................................................................................................................ 340
Activity: Alphabet Soup ................................................................................................................ 346
Activity: Name Mosaic .................................................................................................................. 346

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Introduction
Dear Parents,

Welcome to Look What I Can Do! a preschool curriculum designed to introduce your
preschooler to the world of learning. The thirty-four carefully planned lessons will enable
you to teach your four and five year-old:

Letter recognition
Letters sounds (phonics)
Writing upper and lower case letters
Reading simple words using phonics
Writing their name
Counting 1 to 10
Shapes
Opposites
Days or the week
Positive character traits

Each lesson follows a similar format, yet is flexibly designed with optional activities to
capture the interest and attention of your preschooler not matter what their learning style.

Look What I Can Do! is a curriculum that follows childrens natural physical, mental and
emotion development so they will enjoy learning rather than becoming frustrated and
discouraged.

Look What I Can Do! is an introduction to education. The worksheets, rhymes, activities
and stories will introduce education to your preschooler and prepare them for kindergarten
and beyond by sending the message that learning is fun and exciting.

Look What I Can Do! focuses on preparing a preschooler to read in the not-so-distant future by
teaching them to recognize each letter by sight and sound(s).

Sohave fun, do each lesson at your childs pace and be ready to praise them when they
say, Look What I Can Do!

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Suggested Readers

Throughout the text, various picture books are suggested because they
reinforce the lesson being taught.

The list of books includes:

Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

Richard Scarrys Please and Thank You Book

Soup Should Be Seen and not Heard

Rocky the Rude.

Just Go To Bed

The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Story of Ping

Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

Berenstain Bears Tell The Truth

Pinky Promise

Ricky Sticky Fingers

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

I Was So Mad

Little Miss Frustrated

Mad Isnt Bad

Little Red Riding Hood

Rikki Tikki Tavi

The Rainbow Fish

The Runaway Bunny


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The Little Red Hen

Green Eggs and Ham

Cat in the Hat

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Caps for Sale

Cookies Week

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Cookies Week

Today is Monday

Seven Blind Mice

Other helpful resources include the two ABC books listed below. It is
suggested that you regularly read these to your preschooler as you complete
the curriculum. These ABC books are both fun and educational!

Dr. Seusss ABC (Beginner Books, I Can Read It All By Myself)

(Not the board book.)

Richard Scarrys ABC Word Book

Note: As with any book, pre-read to ensure that the book meets your family
values.

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Lesson One: M
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize student with the letter M.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of letter M.


2. Trace upper and lower case M m and sing the M song.
3. Write upper and lower case M m.
4. Select pictures of objects that begin with the letter M.
5. Ask/answer questions and do coloring activity
6. March to the Music
7. Milk Magic (optional)
8. Masquerade Parade (optional)
9. Make Some Music (optional)

Instructions:

1. Introduce the sound of letter M; having your preschooler repeat the


sound several times.
2. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler practice making
both upper and lower case M m.
3. Teach the M song-a version of, Oh, Do You Know the Muffin Man.
4. Have student circle every picture that begins with the letter M.
5. Using CDs, your MP3, radio or online sources like Pandora or
Spotify, play some upbeat music and march around the
room/house to the music. As you do, you can have them say M is
for music and marching and (other M words).
6. Choose at least one of the three optional activities that will
emphasize the sound of the letter M and give your preschooler an
opportunity to have a little creative fun.

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MMMMM
MMMMM
m m m m m
m m m m m

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Student Name Date

The Muffin Man

Oh, do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man?

Oh, do you know the muffin man who lives on Murray Lane?

Oh, do you know the mailman, the mailman, the mailman?

Oh, do you know the mailman who will bring your mail today?

MMMMM
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m m m m m
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QUESTIONS:

1. What is something in this room that begins with the letter M?


2. Who do you know whose name begins with the letter M?
3. Can you name an animal that begins with the letter M?

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Activity: Milk Magic

Supplies needed: pie plate or round, shallow cake pan; whole milk; food
coloring (2 or 3 colors); dish soap.

Instructions:

1. Pour enough milk in the pan to cover the bottom of the pan (about
inch deep).
2. Help your student drip two or three drops of each color of food
coloring into the milk.
3. Place one drop of dish soap in the CENTER of the milk.
4. Watch the colors scatter and run to the edge of the pan.
5. Explain to your preschooler that the soap works like Magic to pull the
fat from the Milk to the center of the pan.

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Color the picture and add the missing letter to tell what it is.

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M is for
Circle the pictures that begin with the letter M.

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Activity: Masquerade Parade

Supplies needed: paper plates; scissors; glue; beads; feather; glitter;


crayons; markers; tape; craft sticks; yarn

Instructions:

1. Cut holes in 2 or 3 plates for your childs eyes, nose and mouth.
2. Let your student decorate their masks using any or all of the art
supplies listed.
3. Tape a craft stick to the INSIDE bottom of each mask OR poke holes
on both sides (at the ears) and knot an 8-10 inch piece of string in
each hole for tying around your students head.
4. Let your child put on a Masquerade parade after dinner.

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Activity: Make Some Music

Supplies needed: Large craft sticks; rubber bands; strip of paper cut the
same length and width of the craft sticks; toothpick cut in half; one-liter
bottle; rice or beans (raw); yarn; jingle bells.

Instructions:

1. Place the strip of paper between the two sticks.


2. Wrap a rubber band snugly around both ends of the sticks and
paper.
3. Place one half of the toothpick on each end-on the inside of the
rubber band. NOTE: put one toothpick on top of the strip of paper
and the other toothpick under the paper.
4. Let your preschooler play his/her harmonica as they march through
the house.
5. Fill a bottle full of beans or rice, secure the lid and shake, shake,
shake it to the music.
6. String jingle bells on yarn and tie securely to make jingle bracelets
for shaking in rhythm to the music.

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Lesson Two: P
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize student with the letter P.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of letter P.


2. Trace upper and lower case P p and learn the P rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case P p.
4. Select pictures of objects that begin with the letter P.
5. Penguin coloring sheet and facts
6. Experiment with paint (optional)
7. Letter P Dinner Party (optional)
8. Pin the Polka Dot on the Pig (optional) NOTE: Enlarging the pig on
your printer will make the game easier.

Instructions:

1. Introduce the sound of letter P having your preschooler repeat the


sound several times.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace the upper
and lower case P p and lean the P rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler practice making
both upper and lower case P p.
4. Have your student complete the Letter P worksheet.
5. Read the penguin facts and talk about how penguins are different
from people.
6. Choose at least one of the three optional activities that will
emphasize the sound of the letter P and give your preschooler an
opportunity to have a little creative fun.

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P P P P P
P P P P P
p p p p p
p p p p p

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Student Name Date

Peter Piper

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

A Peck of Pickled Peppers Peter Piper Picked.

P P P P P
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p p p p p
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Questions:

1. Name two colors that begin with the letter P.


2. What are three foods you like to eat that begin with the letter P?
3. Find three pages in a magazine or book with the letter P on them.

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The Letter P
Write the letter P beside each picture that starts with the letter P.

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Life Cycle of a Penguin

Did you know

1. Penguins are birds but they cannot fly.


2. A penguin can see better underwater than it can on land.
3. Boy and girl penguins look exactly alike.
4. Penguins can stay underwater for 10 to 15 minutes without
breathing.

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Color the Penguin

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Activity: Experiment with Paint

Supplies needed: Paper or poster board; Paint shirt; Paint brushes; Water;
Finger paints (purchased or homemade); Watercolors; Colored sidewalk
chalk; Plastic bags; Hammer; Small paper cups for holding finger paints
and chalk paints.

Instructions:

1. Supply your preschooler with a paint shirt, several sheets of paper or


poster board and a safe place to paint.
2. Instruct them to paint something that begins with the letter P using
watercolor paints.
3. Instruct them to paint something that begins with the letter P using
finger paints.
4. Instruct them to paint something that begins with the letter P using
chalk paint*.

*To make chalk paint: Place a piece of colored chalk in a small plastic bag.
Seal-making sure you have removed all the air from the bag. Gently crush
the chalk using a hammer. Mix the chalk dust with a small amount of water
to a semi-thick consistency.

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Activity: Letter P Dinner Party

Help your preschooler prepare dinner for the family using only foods that
begin with the letter P.

Suggestions:

Pancakes

Peas

Potatoes

Pot pie

Pickles

Popcorn

Pasta

Pizza

Peanut Butter

Pumpkin

Pastries

Peppermint

Punch

Pop Tarts

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Activity: Pin the Polka Dot on the Pig

Instead of pinning the tail on the donkey, let your preschooler try to pin
the polka dot on the pigs tail (or nose). NOTE: Let them cut out the dots
which are located on the back of this page.

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Lesson Three: O
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize student with the letter O.

Activities:

1. Learn the sounds of letter O. Teach the long O sound, the short O
(awe) sound, the short O (uh) sound and the short O (ou) sound.
2. Trace upper and lower case O o. and learn the O rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case O o and do discussion questions.
4. Select pictures of objects that begin with the letter O.
5. An O is very useful worksheet
6. Cereal creations (optional)
7. The orange octopus (optional)
8. Oil and water dont mix (optional)

Instructions:

1. Introduce the sounds of letter O having your preschooler practice


making these sounds. NOTE: While you will need to explain the
different sounds O makes, your preschooler will not be able to
comprehend the rules of O, so a simple explanation will suffice.
EXAMPLE: O is a vowel. That means it makes different sounds when
put with different letters.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace the upper
and lower case O o and learn the O rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler practice making
both upper and lower case O o.
4. Select pictures that begin with the letter O.
5. Do the O is very useful worksheet.
6. Select at least one of the optional activities to do with your
preschooler to emphasize the sounds of O and to allow them the
opportunity for some creative fun.

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O O O O O
O O O O O
o o o o o
o o o o o

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Student Name Date

All About O

An octopus lives in the ocean.


Oranges grow on trees.
When I sit outside to eat an orange,
The wise old owl calls to me. Whoo Whoo

O O O O O
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o o o o o
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Questions:

1. The word Open starts with O. What are some things you have to
open to use?
2. Name four things you will find in the ocean?
3. Find three things in your house that begin with the letter O.

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O is for..
Put an X on every picture that begins with the letter O.

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O is Very Useful
Use crayons or markers to turn each O into something special.

Draw a flower.

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Draw an octopus.

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Draw a sun.

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Draw a face.

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Activity: Cereal Creations
Supplies needed: Yarn; Construction paper; Glue; Pencil; Scissors; A
variety of o-shaped cereals (Fruit Loops, Cherriosseveral varieties, Apple
Jacks, Cracklin Oat Bran, Honey Crisp)

Instructions:

1. String cereal on the yarn to make necklaces and bracelets.


2. Cut yarn to fit easily around the neck and arm, knot securely and let
your child enjoy their edible jewelry.
3. Use the pencil to draw simple shapes on the paper (SUGGESTIONS:
flower, butterfly, lady bug, caterpillar, house, fish, balloons).
4. Let your preschooler glue cereals to the shapes to create colorful 3-d
pictures.

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Activity: The Orange (Almost) Octopus
Supplies needed: Oranges; Plastic straws; Paring knife; Scissors

Instructions:

1. Let your preschooler roll two oranges back and forth on the
countertop to help release the juice inside (rolling pin style).
2. Use the scissors to cut four drinking straws in half.
3. Using the paring knife, cut four xs in each orange; spacing the cuts
somewhat evenly.
4. Have your preschooler insert the straws (4 pieces per orange) into
the orange.
5. Let them enjoy their juicy sea creature by sucking the juice from the
straws.

While your preschooler is enjoying their juicy drink, talk about things in the
kitchen that a) begin with the letter O b) are shaped like the letter O.

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Activity: Oh, OhOil and Water Dont Mix
Supplies: Clear 2 liter bottle with the top cut off-making the opening as big
around as the bottle itself; 5 paper cups; 1 cup measuring cup; 1 c. EACH
honey, Dawn dish soap, water, cooking oil, rubbing alcohol; food coloring
(2 different colors)

Instructions:

1. Help your preschooler measure one cup of each liquid into a paper
cup.
2. Let your preschooler put 2 or 3 drops of food coloring into the water
and rubbing alcohol and stir carefully.
3. With the help of your preschooler, pour the honey into the bottom of
the 2 liter bottle. When it settles, let your preschooler help you pour
the other liquids into the bottle ONE AT A TIME and IN THE
FOLLOWING ORDER ONLY:
a. Dish soap
b. Water
c. Cooking oil
d. Rubbing alcohol

NOTE: When pouring each of the liquids, it is IMPORTANT that you pour
slowly and carefully into the MIDDLE of the bottle. Do NOT let the liquids
touch the side of the bottle.

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Lesson Four: Character
Lesson Objective: To teach and practice the character traits of obedience
and proper manners.

Activities:

1. Story time-manners
2. Discussion about manners
3. Manners practice:
a. At the table (please, thank you, pass the, sitting properly,
using their utensils properly, waiting their turn to speak, being
excused, polite chewing, examples of good and bad choices for
dinner table discussion)
b. On the phone (how to answer properly, what to say if you
cannot come to the phone, how to call you to the phone, phone
voice)
c. With family and friends (please, thank you, sharing, not hitting,
tattling, respecting privacy, inside voices)
d. In public (inside voices, no grabbing or touching things that
dont belong to you, sharing, kindness)
4. Manners activities
5. Story time-obedience
6. What does it mean to obey
7. Setting boundaries and rules
8. Obedience activities

Instructions:

1. Read a book about manners with your preschooler. Suggestions:


Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners; Richard Scarrys Please and
Thank You Book; Soup Should Be Seen and not Heard; Rocky the
Rude.
2. Engage your preschooler in a brief discussion about manners-what
they are and why we should use them.

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3. Give your preschooler the opportunity to use proper manners in each
situation listed above.
4. Choose one or more of the following activities to encourage good
manners:
a. Play Mother, May I (just in case you dont know how-
http://www.group-games.com/action-games/mother-may-
i.html
b. Place a jar of pennies and an 8 oz. cup for both you and your
child on the kitchen counter. Every time either of you says
please, thank you, excuse me, may I, or Im sorry, you get to
put a penny in your cup. NOTE: Everyone in the family can
participate.
c. Take your preschooler to the parkequipped with rubber
gloves and a trash bag. Pick up trash (good manners includes
keeping the places we like to go neat and clean). After picking
up trash, let them play.

5. Read a book about obedience to your preschooler. Suggestions: Just


Go To Bed; The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf; The Story of Ping
6. Talk to your preschooler about what it means to obey. Talk about the
difference between disobedience and mistakes, why obedience is
important, who to obey (parents, teachers, caregivers, the law) and
when it is OKAY to disobey.
7. Rules to live by activity
8. Choose one or more of the following activities to reinforce the value
of obedience.
a. Play Simon Says
b. Play age-appropriate board games (Candy Land, Chutes and
Ladders, etc.)
c. Visit the local police station to take an age-appropriate tour and
visit with a policeman (call ahead).
d. Bake cookies from scratchstressing the importance of obeying
the instructions

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e. Read Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers and discuss the
lessons about strangers on the last page.

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Activity: Manners Matter
1. Set the table with a plate or saucer, cup, napkin, fork or spoon and
light snack. As you share a snack, teach your preschooler:
a. T not chew with their mouth open
b. To say Please pass
c. To not reach across the table
d. To sit properly
e. To use their fork or spoon properly
f. To not speak with food in their mouth
g. To ask to be excused
2. Use your cell phone or a toy phone to practice basic telephone
etiquette.
3. Take a trip to the grocery store. Help your preschooler hold the door
for someone, thank the clerk who checked you out and offer to
return a shopping cart to the rack for an elderly person or a young
mother with a baby.

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Activity: The Rules We Live By
Children want and need to know why. Why do they have a bedtime? Why
do they have to clean their room? Why do they have to ask permission to
play outside? Why? Why? Why?

Use the following page to write down the rules and expectations in your
home, but first ask your preschooler, What are the rules you have to obey
in our house? (You may be surprised at what your preschooler believes
the rules are.)

As you write each rule, ask them how they feel about it. This is a great
opportunity for open ended discussion.

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Family Rules

1. ___________________________

2. ___________________________

3. ___________________________

4. ___________________________

5. ___________________________

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6. ___________________________

7. ___________________________

8. ___________________________

9. ___________________________

10. ___________________________

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When I Dont Obey
Obeying the rules:

Keeps you from getting in trouble


Allows good things to happen
Keeps you safe

Working as a team, let your preschooler decide how he/she will be


disciplined for breaking the following house rules. Use the sheet on the
following page.

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When I Dont Obey
1. When I dont pick up my toys I will
have to ______________________.

2. When I dont do what you tell me to


do I will have to ________________.

3. When I argue about going to bed I will


have to ______________________.

4. When I fight with my sibling or a


friend or say something unkind I will
have to______________________.

5. When I do something unkind in public


I will have to __________________.

6. If I tell a lie I will have to _________


_______________________________.
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Lesson Five: F
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter F.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of letter F.


2. Trace upper and lower case F f and learn the F rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case F f and answer the questions.
4. Select pictures of objects that begin with the letter F.
5. Do coloring activity.
6. Find the Frog.
7. Finger Food Fun (optional)
8. Flower Power (optional)
9. Big foot, Little foot

Instructions:

1. Introduce the sound of letter F and have your preschooler practice


making this sound.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace the upper
and lower case F and learn the F rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler practice making
both upper and lower case F f.
4. Select pictures that begin with the letter F.
5. Do the Find the Frog worksheet.
6. Select at least one of the optional activities to do with your
preschooler to emphasize the sounds of F and to allow them the
opportunity for some creative fun.

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F F F F F
F F F F F
f f f f f
f f f f f

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Student Name Date

Fish and frogs have lots of fun


They swim and hop all day
They do not walk they do not run
They work and sleep and play

F F F F F
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f f f f f
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Questions:

1. Name three parts of your body that begin with the letter F.
2. How many animals can you think of that start with the letter F?
3. What word begins with the letter F that can keep us warm?

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The Letter F
Draw a line from each picture that begins with the letter F to the F at the
top of the page.

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Color the flowers.

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FIND THE FROG
Find 4 frogs and put a circle around each one.

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Activity: Finger Food Fun
Supplies needed: celery; peanut butter; raisins; crackers; cheese; bananas;
chocolate chips; chopped nuts; granola; shredded cheese; 2 flour tortillas;
butter; grapes; strawberries; blueberries; knife; wooden skewers

NOTE: Feel free to pick and choose which finger foods to make.

Instructions:

1. Explain to your preschooler that finger foods are foods we eat with
our fingers.
2. Make the following finger foods together and enjoy:
a. Ants on a log (celery sticks with peanut butter and topped with
raisins)
b. Banana boats (cut the center out of the banana lengthwise, fill
the opening with chocolate chips, chopped nuts (optional) and
granola, microwave for 15 to 20 seconds and serve warm
c. Cheese and crackers
d. Smiley face (cut eyes and a smiley face in one tortilla, butter
one side of the other tortilla, place the tortilla buttered side
down in a skillet on medium heat, top with shredded cheese
and place the smiley face tortilla on top, cook till cheese is
melted and showing through to make a smiley face, serve
warm)
e. Load fresh fruits onto skewers and enjoy.

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Activity: Flower Power
Supplies needed: small flower pot(s); potting soil; flower seeds (zinnia,
marigold, sunflower or petunias work best); tissue paper; florist wire;
perfume

Instructions:

1. Plant flower seeds in at least one small flower pot (4 to 6 inches


works best). Set in a sunny window, keep moist and watch them
grow.
2. Make tissue paper flowers to decorate the dinner table or to hang
from the ceiling fan in your preschoolers bedroom.
a. Fold full-sized pieces of tissue paper in half twice (the more
colorful the better).
b. Starting at on end, fanfold the tissue paper.
c. Cut a piece of florist wire 12 to 14 inches long for each flower.
d. Bend the wire in half and place the center of the folded tissue
paper inside the bend of the wire and twist the wire a few
times to secure the wire around the tissue paper.
e. Carefully fan both ends of the tissue paper open and begin
separating and fluffing the different layers.
f. Lightly spritz with perfume and enjoy.

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Activity: Big Foot Little Foot
Supplies needed: your preschoolers foot, your familys feet; paper; pencil

Instructions:

1. Trace your preschoolers foot on the next page.


2. Let your preschooler trace one foot of each family member on a
sheet of paper (one piece of paper per person)
3. Ask your preschooler to select the foot that is:
a. Smallest
b. Largest
c. Skinniest
d. Fattest
4. Have you preschooler measure the length of two or three different
places with their feet by stepping it off heel to toe. Record their
measurements below.

PLACE #1:__________________________________________________

PLACE #2:__________________________________________________

PLACE #3:__________________________________________________

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MY FOOT

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___________________________s FOOT

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___________________________s FOOT

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___________________________s FOOT

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Lesson Six: L
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize student with the letter L.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of letter L.


2. Trace upper and lower case L l and learn the L rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case L l.
4. Select pictures of objects that begin with the letter L.
5. Find the L
6. Lets go letter L hunting
7. Look at you go! (optional)
8. Toss the lid (optional)
9. Great big lions mouth (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your student to make and recognize the sound of the letter F.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case L l and learn the L rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case L l.
4. Do the letter L worksheet.
5. Letter L search (similar to a word search puzzle).
6. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to do to
emphasize the letter L and for creative fun.

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L L L L L
L L L L L
l l l l l
l l l l l

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Student Name Date

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb

Mary had a little lamb its fleece was white as snow

L L L L L
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l l l l l
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Questions:

1. What turns on and off in your house that begins with the letter L?
2. What is sour, yellow and grows on a tree?
3. What is the opposite of telling the truth?

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Write an upper case L and a lower case l under each picture that begins
with an L.

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Find the Letter L
Circle every letter L l you can find below.

X e s A D G g j m P L

K L l I o V c x C L z y

J d D I i L s w q l m N

B n b X Z Q A e E U L F

L j E r l y N B p b L i V

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Activity: Lets Go L Hunting
NOTE: All supplies are optional.

Supplies needed: magnifying glass; camera; bag to collect items in

Instructions: Take your preschooler through each room of the house


searching and calling for things that begin with the letter L l by making
the L sound.

Using the space below, ask your preschooler to draw one thing he/she
found that begins with the letter L l.

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Activity: Look at You Go!
Supplies needed: your preschooler

Instructions:

1. Talk about how important our legs are and all the things they allow
us to do.
2. Make a game out of letting your preschooler use his/her legs to:
a. Run up and down the yard, driveway, or sidewalk.
b. Do jumping jacks.
c. March in place.
d. Run in place.
e. Lay on the floor and do the bicycle exercise.
f. Hop across the room.
g. Skip around the room.
h. Kick a ball.
i. Lay on the floor with their legs in the air and balance a pillow
on their feet.
j. Do the duck walk.

NOTE: Make each activity more fun by playing music, timing them,
counting how many repetitions they do in 30 seconds, or by doing the
activities with them.

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Activity: Into the Lions Mouth You Go
Supplies needed: medium-sized box (the size of a microwave, for
example); knife or scissors; butcher paper; tape; markers; 3 or 4 bean
bags*

Instructions:

1. With the help of your preschooler, cover the box with butcher paper.
2. Draw a Lions face and open mouth on the front of the boxlarge
enough to cover the entire surface of the box.
3. Cut a large hole in the box where the lions mouth should be.
4. Mark a spot on the floor with tape for your preschooler to stand on to
try to toss the bean bags into the lions mouth.

*You can make the bean bags with dried beans securely tied with small
muslin bags or by putting dried beans in ziplock sandwich bags.

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Lesson Seven: S
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize student with the letter S.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of the letter S.


2. Trace upper and lower case S s.
3. Write upper and lower case S s.
4. Which words begin with S.
5. Cut out the snake.
6. Alphabet Soup.
7. Salad bar (optional)
8. Soap explosion (optional)
9. Seed art (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound S makes and practice making the
sound.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace the upper
and lower case S s and learn the S rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case S s.
4. Circle the pictures that begin with the letter S s.
5. Color and cut out the s-shaped snake
6. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter S and to enjoy some creative fun.

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S S S S S
S S S S S
s s s s s
s s s s s

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Student Name Date

The silly snake was sleeping in the sun.

When Sam and Sally saw the snake they turned around to run.

S S S S S
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s s s s s
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Questions:

1. Name 3 people you know whose name begins with an S.


2. What do you do at night that begins with the letter S?
3. What falls from the sky in the winter that begins with the letter S?

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S is for
Circle each picture that begins with the letter S s.

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Activity: Cut Out That Snake!
Supplies needed: crayons; scissors

Instructions:

1. After your preschooler colors the snake, have him/her cut it out
following the lines. TIP: Help your preschooler start in the middle.

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Alphabet Soup
Write the letter S next to each dot in the bowl of soup.

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Activity: Salad Bar
Supplies needed: salad; salad bar items (carrots, cheese, croutons, eggs,
peas, tomatoes, etc.)

Instructions:

1. Help your preschooler tear salad greens and prepare salad bar items
for your familys dinner.

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Activity: Soap Explosion
Supplies needed: IVORY soap; knife; glass bowl; microwave

Instructions:

1. Cut the IVORY soap into 3 or 4 pieces.


2. Place a bar of IVORY soap (unwrapped) in the glass bowl.
3. Place the bowl in the microwave.
4. Microwave the soap on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Watch the soap explode.
6. Remove from the microwave. NOTE The soap will be too hot to
handle for a short time.
7. When soap has cooled, let your preschooler play with their soap
crumbles in the tub or a sink full of water and tub toys.

You can see a demonstration at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDmFiiZKYzU

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Activity: Seed Art
Supplies needed: a variety of seeds (beans, popcorn, flower seeds); glue;
poster board; scissors

Instructions:

1. Cut out the S on the following page and glue it onto an 8 x 11


poster board.
2. Instruct your preschooler to glue the seeds onto the S to create a
mosaic.

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Lesson Eight: Opposites
Lesson Objective: Counting to 5 and opposites.

Activities:

1. Counting to five orally


2. Counting to five using groups
3. Recognizing and tracing numbers 1 through 5
4. Writing numbers 1 through 5
5. Number coloring pages
6. Counting games
7. What is an opposite?
8. What is the opposite of....
9. Drawing and identifying opposites

Instructions:

1. Practice counting to five with your preschooler. You can use your
fingers and other objects.
2. Use the worksheets provided to teach your preschooler to count a
group of objects correctly.
3. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace the
numbers 1 through 5.
4. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write the numbers 1
through 5 and learn the number rhyme.
5. Color the number coloring pages
6. Play the counting games according to the instructions given.
7. Explain what opposites are to your preschooler. Give examples to
help them grasp the concept.
8. Do the opposites work sheets.

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How Many Do You See?
Write the number of objects in the space provided.

_________

_________

_________

__________

_________

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Draw a line to match the picture(s) to the number in the group.

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Student Name Date

Trace the numbers below.

111111
222222
333333
444444
555555
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Student Name Date

Trace the numbers below.

111111
222222
333333
444444
555555
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Color the flower below. Write how many you see on the line provided.

__________

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Color the lady bugs below. Write how many you see on the line provided.

_____________

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Color the fish below. Write how many you see on the line provided.

_____________

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Color the beach balls. Write how many you see on the line provided.

______________

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Color the turtles below. Write how many you see on the line provided.

___________

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Activity: Counting Games
Supplies needed: blocks; spoons; socks; DVD cases; books; action figures

Instructions:

1. Give your preschooler a group of items to count (up to five)


2. Have your preschooler count 5 houses on your block, 5 windows in
your house.
3. Have your preschooler find numbers 1 through 5 on a phone, a clock
and the keyboard of the computer.

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WetDryDayNight
What is the opposite of

Tall?

Day?

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Wet?

Cold?

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What is the Opposite Of
Ask your preschooler the opposite of

1. Off
2. Big
3. Stop
4. Wet
5. Tall
6. Night
7. Cold
8. Awake
9. Sick

Ask your preschooler to find something in your house that is the opposite
of

1. Little
2. Dry
3. Young
4. Girl
5. Fat
6. Hot
7. Up
8. Black
9. Soft

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Lesson Nine: Friendship

Lesson Objective: To teach your student what it means to be a good


friend.

Activites:

1. Talk about what it means to be a friend.


2. Do the friend worksheets.
3. Do the friend activities.

Instructions:

1. Talk to your preschooler about what it means to be a good friend.


Talk about:
a. Being honest
b. Being kind and compassionate
c. Sharing
d. Following and leading
e. Bullies
2. Have your preschooler complete the friend worksheets as instructed.
3. Select at least two of the friend activities to do with your preschooler.

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Who Are Your Friends?
Use the space below to draw your best friends.

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What Are Friends For?
Friends help one another and are kind to one another. What would you do
if:

Your friend cant go to the park because she broke her arm?

A friend asks you to tell a lie so they wont get in trouble.

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Someone is being unkind to your friend.

Your neighbor, who is old, needs help.

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Activity: Be a Friend
Choose at least one of the following activities to do with your friend(s).

1. Invite your friends over for:


a. Playing board games
b. A pizza party and movie

2. Make cards and send or give them to your friends.

3. Invite your friends to go to the park to play and have snacks.

4. Be a friend to your neighbors by baking cookies for them and picking


up the trash in your neighborhood.

5. Make a new friend.

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Lesson Ten: A
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter A.

Activities:

1. Teach the sounds the letter A a makes.


2. Trace upper and lower case A and learn the A rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case A a.
4. What begins with the letter A a?
5. Apple facts
6. Connect the dots
7. Make an aproon (optional)
8. Autograph book (optional)
9. Lets fly (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler the different sounds A a makes. (long A,


short a (ah) as in apple and alligator, short a (ah) as in automobile,
barn, short a (uh) as in zebra. Do not worry about tyring to explain
the rules of grammar. Simply teach the sounds.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case A and learn the A rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case A.
4. Do the letter A worksheet.
5. Read Apple Facts and color the apple picture.
6. Connect the dots to make an A.
7. Choose at least one optional activite for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter A for some creative fun.

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A A A A A
A A A A A
a a a a a
a a a a a

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Student Name Date

Aunt Alice wears an apron and eats an apple every day.

She also has an alligator and big red airplane.

A A A A A
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a a a a a
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Questions:

1. What do you call someone who flies in a spaceship?


2. What kind of bug begins with the letter A and likes to eat your food?
3. What do you see at the zoo?

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How many of the following words begin with A? Write that number in the
box below.

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Apple Facts
Did you know

There are over 7,000 different kinds of apples.


President George Washington pruned apple trees in his spare time.
Apple trees can grow up to 40 feet tall.
The first apple orchard in the United States was started in 1730.
An apple a day really can keep the doctor away because apples have
many vitamins and minerals we need to have a healthy body.
Most people eat about 65 apples a year.
The seed in the apple is poisonous.

Color the apple.

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Connect the dots. What did you make?

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Activity: Apron
Supplies needed: one bandana handkerchief; 2 yd. ribbon; needle; thread;
apple slices; caramel; peanut butter; cheddar cheese

Instructions:

1. Lay bandana flat on table and fold the top two corners to the center
as shown below.

2. Cut two pieces of ribbon 12 inches long. Sew one piece to each of
the top corners.
3. Cut the remaining ribbon in half. Sew one end of each piece to the
waist of the apron. NOTE: You will need to measure where the
waist is on your preschooler.
4. Wearing the apron, let your preschooler spread peanut butter or
caramel on apple slices.
5. Wearing the apron, let your preschooler microwave pieces of cheddar
cheese on apple slices for 10 seconds.
6. Enjoy your snack!

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Activity: My Autograph Book
Supplies needed: hole punch; yarn; markers; 7 pieces of construction
paper; pen

Instructions:

1. Explain to your preschooler that an autograph is a word that means


to write your name.
2. Write your preschoolers name on the first line. This is the model. Ask
your preschooler to write his name on the second line. Help them if
needed.
3. While you are writing the models for your preschoolers autograph
book, give your preschooler the title page (located on the following
page). Let him/her color the page. This is the cover of their book.
4. Stack the sheets of paper and help your preschooler punch three
holes (like a binder).
5. Cut 3 pieces of yarn 6 to 8 inches long and tie the paper together.
6. Let your preschooler collect autographs.

Note: You may want to copy or print out the autograph pages on single
sided paper.

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My Autograph
Book

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My Name
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My Friends
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My Family
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My Pet
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My Neighbors
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Activity: Flying High
Supplies needed: paper, instructions from the following websites:

http://www.10paperairplanes.com/

http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/

Instructions:

1. Help your preschooler fold two or three paper airplanes.


2. Have fun flying the paper airplanes.

Additional fun activity:

Take your preschooler to the airport to watch planes come in and out.

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Lesson Eleven: D
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter D.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound of the letter D d.


2. Trace upper and lower case D d and learn the D rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case D d.
4. Letter D worksheet.
5. Give a dog a bone worksheet.
6. D coloring pages.
7. Dancing shoes (optional)
8. Digging for treasure (optional)
9. Donut mania (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound of the letter D.


2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case D d and learn the D rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case D d.
4. Do the letter D worksheet.
5. Do the Give a Dog a Bone worksheet.
6. Have preschoolers color the D coloring pages as instructed.
7. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter D for some creative fun.

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D D D D D
D D D D D
d d d d d
d d d d d

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Student Name Date

Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John


Went to bed with his breeches on,
One stocking off, and one stocking on;
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.

D D D D D
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d d d d d
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Questions:

1. Who takes care of you when you are sick?


2. Name three animals that begin with the letter D.
3. What D word is the opposite of night?

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What begins with D
Put an X on every picture that begins with D.

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Give the Dog a Bone
Color all the bones with the letter D brown.

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Color the D using the following code:

P = Pink B = Blue Y = Yellow R = Red

R
Y

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Draw a picture of you and your dad.

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Activity: Lets Dance
Supplies needed: music; you; your preschooler

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler some basic dance steps and have a lot of
fun!

Activity: Digging for Treasure


Supplies needed; box; packing peanuts, sand or cotton balls; things that
begin with the letter D (dimes, dinosaurs, dice, doll, duck)

Instructions:

1. Fill a box with items that begin with the letter D and either packing
peanuts, sand or cotton.
2. Let your preschooler dig for buried treasure.

Activity: Donut Mania


Supplies needed: plain cake or yeast donuts; sprinkles; icing; chopped
nuts; any other toppings your preschooler likes. (allergies permitting)

Instructions:

1. Let your preschooler decorate donuts for you and your family to
enjoy.
2. Talk about things that begin with the letter D while you work.
3. Enjoy the donuts.

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Lesson Twelve: H
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter H.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound of the letter H.


2. Trace upper and lower case H h and learn the H rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case H h.
4. Letter H worksheet.
5. Find the H h.
6. Animal parade
7. Talking with your hands (optional)
8. Helping hands (optional)
9. Horsing around (optional)

Instructions:

1. Introduce and familiarize your preschooler with the sound of letter H.


2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case H h and learn the H rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case H h.
4. Do the letter H worksheet.
5. Find and circle the letter H h (similar to word search)
6. Find and circle the animals that begin with the letter H.
7. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter H for some creative fun.

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H H H H H
H H H H H
h h h h h
h h h h h

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Student Name Date

When Henrys horse won the race everyone yelled hooray!

Now Henry feeds his hungry a bale of hay three times a day.

H H H H H
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h h h h h
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Questions:

1. Name three foods that begin with the letter H.


2. What is the word we use when we answer the phone?
3. What is black, brown, blonde or red and is on your head?

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HHHHhhhh
Draw a line from each picture that begins with H to the H in the middle of
the page.

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Find the H
Put a circle around every H h you find below.

B w r Y H i
O e G s D j
H p h a X z
F x m N h l
U o A h H s
S d q Q x c

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Animal Parade
Put a circle around every animal that starts with the letter H.

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Activity: Sign Language
Supplies needed: the sign language chart below

Instructions: teach your preschooler all or part of the sign language


alphabet and/or how to spell their name in sign language.

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Activity: Helping Hands
Supplies needed: you and your preschooler

Instructions:

1. Talk to your preschooler about the value of helping others.


2. Work together to decide who and what the two of you can do to help
someone.

Suggested ways to help someone:

1. Rake leaves
2. Pull weeds
3. Plant flowers
4. Go grocery shopping
5. Walk someones dog

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Activity: Horsing Around
Supplies needed: old broom handle or dowel rod (3 ft. long); mans sock;
pillow stuffing; 1 sheet black felt; glue; scissors; brown duct tape; 2 ft.
length of cotton rope

Instructions:

1. Stuff the sock full of stuffing (pack it tightly).


2. Place the sock on the dowel rodstopping at the heel.
3. Holding both ends of the rope at the base of the sock, wrap several
rounds of duct tape around the end of the sock to secure it to the
dowel rod. Wrap tightly.
4. Cut a 2 inch wide strip from the short end of the sheet of felt. Cut
two quarter-sized circles from the felt strip and glue them onto the
horses head where the eyes should be.
5. Cut two nickel-sized circles out of the strip of felt and glue to the
horses head where the nostrils should be.
6. Cut a 2 to 3 inch strip from the felt strip and glue to the horses head
where the mouth should be.
7. Ride em cowboyor girl.

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Lesson Thirteen: Pre-Reading

Lesson Objective: To give your student practice reading three letter words.

Activities:

1. Write the letters O o, A a, M m, P p, L l, H h, S s, D d, F f


2. Letter sound worksheets
3. Finish the word worksheet
4. You can read worksheet
5. Coloring sheets

Instructions:

1. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case letters.
2. Do the letter sound worksheets according to instructions.
3. Answer the riddles to finish writing the word.
4. Read the words on the page.
5. Color the coloring sheet according to the instructions.

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Oo
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O O O O O
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o o o o o
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Aa
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A A A A A
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a a a a a
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Mm
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M M M M M
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m m m m m
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Pp
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P P P P P
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p p p p p
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Ll
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L L L L L
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l l l l l
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Hh
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H H H H H
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h h h h h
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Ss
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S S S S S
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s s s s s
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Dd
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D D D D D
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d d d d d
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Ff
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F F F F F
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f f f f f
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Which Letter Am I?
Write the letter sound each picture begins with.

________ ________ ________ ________

__________ _________ __________ __________

_________

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What Am I
Answer each riddle. Write the letter each answer begins with on the line
provided.

1. I have eight legs and live in the ocean.


What am I? ________

2. I come in all different colors and you


use a brush to put me on paper or
walls. What am I? _________

3. You spend me at the store. What am


I? _________

4. I get bubbly when you put me in the


water and I get you clean. What am I?
________

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5. When I want to say something I bark.
What am I? ________

6. I am the opposite of young. What am


I? _______

7. You live in me. I have doors and


windows. What am I? ________

8. You can eat me and drink my juice.


What am I? ________

9. I am on your face and you use me


when you want to give someone a
kiss. What am I? ________

10. You have ten of mefive on each


hand. What am I? _________

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11. I am the opposite of happy. What am
I? _________

12. I can be red, yellow or green. I grow


on trees and you like to eat me. What
am I? ______

13. You put me on your cereal. What am


I? _________

14. You will find me at the beach and can


make castles out of me. What am I?
________

15. You put shoes on me. What am I?


________

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Look What I Can Do!
Try to read the words below by putting the letter sounds together.

1. Lap
2. Mad
3. Pop
4. Sad
5. Dad
6. Mom
7. Mop
8. Doll
9. Hop
10. Ham

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Color the page following the code.

Sun = yellow. Cloud = blue. Sandcastle = brown.


Umbrella = pink and green. Chair = orange. Ball = red, green and yellow.

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Color the flower following the code.

F = Red S = Yellow L = Green H = Brown O = Orange

P = Pink

F O

O P

L H
L

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Lesson Fourteen: Character
Lesson Objective: Teach your student how to handle anger properly and
the importance of always telling the truth.

Activities:

1. Talk to your preschooler about anger


a. What is anger
b. What makes your preschooler angry
c. What you should do when you are angry
d. What you should not do when you are angry
2. Read stories about being angry
3. Im so mad doll or pillow
4. Talk to your preschooler about honesty
a. What is honesty
b. Why honesty is important
c. Dont be afraid to tell the truth
5. Read stories about telling the truth
6. Tell the truth game
7. Hide n seek

Instructions:

1. Explain to your preschooler what it means to be angry.


2. Ask your preschooler what makes him/her angry and have them
draw a picture of their angry face.
3. Talk about the difference between being angry and being violent and
do the worksheet that shows what not to do when you are angry.
4. Help your preschooler choose a word to use to express their anger.
5. Do the Dont Be a Bully worksheets
6. Read stories about being angry. Suggestions: I Was So Mad; Little
Miss Frustrated; Mad Isnt Bad
7. Talk to your preschooler about the value of telling the truth.
8. Teach your preschooler the difference between telling the truth and
being rude through role playing.

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9. Read stories about telling the truth. Suggestions: Berenstain Bears
Tell The Truth; Pinky Promise; Ricky Sticky Fingers; Liar, Liar
Pants on Fire
10. Play the truth game according to the instructions provided.
11. Play Hide n Seek.

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My Angry Face
Draw a picture of your angry face. Use this page if you are a girl. Use the
next page if you are a boy.

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Thats Not Nice
Put an X on each picture showing the WRONG way to be angry.

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Whats the Magic Word?
Your preschooler needs to know how to express anger appropriately. An
angry word is one way to do that. An angry word is a word your
preschooler (even your family) can use only when they are angry. Using an
angry word is a way to vent without hurting anyone elsephysically or
emotionally. Read the following list of suggested angry words to your
preschooler. Let them choose the one they want to use.

1. KERFUZZLE
2. MUGWUMP
3. ARGLE-BARGLE
4. SNARKLE
5. WHACK-A-DOODLE
6. CHOCLATE
7. KAFOOTIE

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Dont Be a Bully
What is a bully? A bully makes people do things they dont want to by
saying or doing mean things to them.

1. Have you ever been bullied?


2. How did it make you feel?
3. What do you think you should do if someone tries to bully you?
4. Have you ever been a bully?
5. If so, why did you act like a bully?
6. What should you do the next time you start to bully someone?

On the following page, make a list of good and bad words with your
preschooler. For preschoolers bad words may be words such as liar, shut
up, or meanie. Good words are words such as May I and Thank you.

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Good Words
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

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Bad Words
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

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Activity: Sticks and Stones
Teach your preschooler the following rhyme. NOTE: This is not the
traditional form of this rhyme.

Sticks and stones will break my bones but


words can also hurt me.

Supplies needed: tube of toothpaste; paper towel

Instructions:

1. Have your preschooler squeeze a line of toothpaste across the paper


towel.
2. Ask them to put it back into the tube when they are done.
3. When they tell you they cant, agree with them. Explain that saying
hurtful words to someone is the same as not being able to put the
toothpaste back. Once they are said, they cannot be un-said or taken
back.

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Are You Telling the Truth?
Help your preschooler learn to tell the truth in each of the following
situations. NOTE: Using props and role playing makes this activity more fun
and more meaningful. Also, not all preschoolers progress at the same rate.
You must determine if the following activity is appropriate for your
preschooler.

Make (and keep) the promise that you will never be angry at them for
telling the truth, but that you will be angry if they lie.

1. Your preschooler answers the phone. It is for you, but you cannot or
do not want to talk.
a. Tell your preschooler to say you cannot come to the phone.
b. Do NOT tell your preschooler to lie by saying you are not home,
in the shower, etc.
2. Your preschooler did not clean their room or put their toys away, but
when you ask them if they did
a. Dont accuse your preschooler of not doing their chores.
b. Ask in such a way that they cannot yes or no. Instead, say,
Im going to check to see if your room is clean so youd better
finish up now.
3. You know your preschooler is not telling the truth about something.
a. Tell them you know they are not telling the truth and discipline
them for lyingNOT for what they did (or didnt) do.
b. Withhold privileges without warning. When they ask why,
simply say they will get the privileges back when you hear the
truth from them.
4. Your preschooler says he/she is telling the truth. You are not sure,
but
a. Give them the benefit of the doubt until or unless you have
proof you should do otherwise.

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Activity: Am I Telling the Truth?
Supplies needed: a variety of small items; blindfold

Instructions:

1. Blindfold your toddler.


2. Pick up one item at a time, describe it to your preschooler, hand it to
them to feel and let them decide if you are telling the truth. NOTE:
Dont always tell the truth about what you are holding.
3. Switch roles and let your preschooler do the same to you.

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Lesson Fifteen: Numbers 1-5, Opposites
Lesson Objective: Review numbers 1 through 5 and opposites.

Activities:

1. Review recognizing numbers 1 through 5.


2. Review writing numbers 1 through 5.
3. Review counting groups of 1 through 5.
4. Review opposites.

Instructions:

1. Do number recognition work sheets.


2. Do number writing worksheets.
3. Do counting worksheets.
4. Do opposite worksheets.

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Put a circle around all the number 1s and an X on all the number 2s. Color
the picture.

1
2
2 2

1
2

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Three, Four, Five, Bees in a Hive
Color every bee with the number 3, 4, or 5.

3 2 5

4 1

4 2 5

1 3

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Writing Numbers
Trace the numbers below.

111111
222222
333333
444444
555555
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You Can Write Your Numbers!
Student Name Date

12345
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12345
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12345
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How Many
Count the number of items in each row and write the number to show how
many there are.

_________

_________

_________

_________

_________

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Calvin the Counting Caterpillar
Cut out the circles at the bottom of the page. Place the numbers in order
and glue them onto Calvin the Counting Caterpillar.

4
1
3 2
5
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Opposites
What is the opposite of

1. Low

2. Fat

3. Cold

4. Day

5. Big

6. Dark

7. Tall

8. In

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9. Open

10. Down

11. Nice

12. Full

13. Good

14. Off

15. Soft

16. Easy

17. Happy

18. Girl

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Show Me the Opposite
On the following page, draw the opposite of the picture below.

TALL MAN

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Show Me the Opposite
On the following page, draw the opposite of the picture below.

Little Girl

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Lesson Sixteen: B
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter B.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of the letter B b.


2. Trace upper and lower case B b and learn the B rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case B b.
4. Letter B worksheet
5. B is for Bug worksheet
6. B-land bedtime story
7. Lets make butter (optional)
8. Beads galore (optional)
9. Break the Balloon (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to make and recognize the sound of the


letter B.
2. Using the template provided, trace upper and lower case B b and
learn the B rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, write upper and lower case B b.
4. Find the words that begin with the letter B.
5. Read the bug facts and color the bug coloring pages.
6. Do the B-land bedtime story page (similar to Mad-Libs)
7. Choose at least one of the optional activities for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter B and some creative fun.

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B B B B B
B B B B B
b b b b b
b b b b b

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Student Name Date

Bah bah black sheep


Have you any wool
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
One for the master and one for the dame
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

B B B B B
||||||||||||
b b b b b
||||||||||||
Questions:

1. What can you ride that has two wheels and pedals?
2. What day do you turn another year older?
3. What do cowboys wear on their feet?

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Bb
Write an upper and lower case B b under each picture that begins with B.

___________ ____________ ____________

_____________ ______________ _____________

____________ ____________ ___________

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B is for Bug
Read the bug facts and color the bugs on each page.

BEETLE
1. There are many different kinds of beetles. Some are so little you
have to have a microscope to see them. Others are bigger than your
hand.
2. Beetles can live anywhere in the world.
3. Adult beetles chew their food.
4. Some beetles glow in the dark.

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BEDBUG
1. Bedbugs eat only blood.
2. Bedbugs can go many days without eating.
3. Bedbugs dont have to live in a bed.

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BUMBLEBEE
1. Boy bumblebees dont have stingers.
2. A bumblebee will not die after it stings someone like a honeybee
does.
3. Bumblebees hibernate underground.
4. Bumblebees make only enough honey to feed their babies.
5. Bumblebees like purple and blue flowers best.

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B-Land Bedtime Story
Read the story and have your preschooler fill in the blanks with words that
begin with B.

Once upon a time there was a boy


named ______. (Name) loved to bounce a
_______ and eat _______.
One day _________ couldnt bounce his
_________ because he had a blister on his
finger.
Oh, no! he said. Now what will I do?
You can help me take care of the
_______, his mother said.
So _______ helped his mom take care of
the _________. When he was done,
________s mom gave him a big, blue
____________ to thank him for his help.

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Activity: Lets Make Butter
Supplies needed: small glass jar with lid; whole cream; bread;
thermometer Note: Be careful with toddlers and glass jars.

Instructions:

1. Bring cream to a temperature of about 50o F.


2. Fill jar full of cream and seal tightly.
3. Have your preschooler shake the cream vigorously until the butter fat
separates from the cream and begins to hold together.
4. When a lump of butter has formed, stop shaking, undo the lid and
pour the milk off the butter.
5. Salt the butter slightly, spread on toast and enjoy.

NOTE: You may have to help shake if your preschooler gets tired.

Beads Galore
Supplies needed: a variety of beads; string (heavy-weight jewelry thread or
cotton twine works best for little hands); scissors

Instructions:

1. Provide your preschooler with a variety of beads and plenty of string


to make necklaces and bracelets.
2. Knot the first bead onto the string; leaving enough to tie the other
end to it when your preschooler is done stringing beads.

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Activity: Break the Balloon
Supplies needed: 3 to 5 balloons; paper; pen

Instructions:

1. Write simple instructions on slips of paper and place one slip inside
each balloon.
2. Blow up the balloons and tie them shut.
3. Have your preschooler break the balloons one at a time and do the
activity written on the slip of paper.

Suggested activities:

1. Growl like a bear.


2. Find three things that begin with the letter B in the house.
3. Bounce a ball for 10 seconds.
4. Bend over and touch your toes.
5. Brush your teeth.
6. Choose your favorite book.
7. Bake cookies with mom.

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Lesson Seventeen: J
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter J.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of the letter J


2. Trace upper and lower case J j and learn the J rhyme
3. Write upper and lower case J j
4. Letter J worksheet
5. Jungle fun coloring sheet
6. Juicy-juice activity
7. J hunting (optional)
8. Jog and jump (optional)
9. Joking around (optional)

Instructions:

1. Introduce the sound of the letter J and have your preschooler


practice making this sound.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case J j and learn the J rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case J j.
4. Do the letter J worksheet.
5. Color the jungle fun coloring page and read the jungle facts.
6. Make fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemonade.
7. Choose at least one of the optional activities for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter J for some creative fun.

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J J J J J
J J J J J
j j j j j
j j j j j

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Student Name Date

Jimmy Johnson went jogging on the beach today,

He stopped to eat some jellybeans and watch the jellyfish swim away.

J J J J J
||||||||||||
j j j j j
||||||||||||
Questions:

1. What do you do on a trampoline?


2. What is another word for airplane that begins with J?
3. Name 2 people you know whose name begins with J.

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Draw a line from every picture that begins with a J to the J in the middle of
the page.

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Color the jungle.

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JUNGLE FACTS

1. Of all the different kinds of animals in


the world, more than half of them live
in a jungle.
2. The smallest animal in the jungle is an
ant.
3. The fastest animal in the jungle is the
cheetah. A cheetah can run 73 miles
per hour.
4. An elephant spends 16 hours a day
eating grass and other plants.
5. Every zebras stripes have a different
design. No two are alikeever.

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Activity: Juicy Juice
Supplies needed: oranges; lemons; knife; water; sugar; juicer (preferably
the do-it-yourself type pictured below); bowl; drinking glasses; pitcher;
long-handled spoon

Instructions:

1. Have your preschooler roll the oranges and lemons back and forth a
few times to loosen the flesh inside the fruit.
2. Place the juicer over a cup or bowlmaking sure it sets firmly and
that the slits are inside the cup or bowl.
3. Cut each piece of fruit in half.
4. Have your preschooler place the cut end of the fruit (one at a time)
on the juicer and twist back and forth until no more juice come out.
5. Pour the orange juice into a cup(s) and enjoy.
6. Repeat the process with the lemons.
7. Pour the juice into a pitcher, add water and sugar to taste, stir and
enjoy.

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Activity: Lets Go J-Hunting
Instructions:

1. Go from room to room in your house with your preschooler calling


for things that begin with the letter J by making the J sound.

Activity: Jog and Jump


Supplies needed: music or a warm, sunny day

Instructions:

1. If jogging/jumping indoors, turn on the music and jog and jump to


the music for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. If jogging/jumping outdoors, enjoy this time of exercise with your
preschooler for 10 to 15 minutes.

Activity: Joking Around


Supplies needed: kids joke book or access to the following websites:

http://www.constantchatter.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-41957.html

http://giraffian.com/

Instructions:

1. Spend time with your preschooler telling and laughing at silly jokes.

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Lesson Eighteen: R
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter R.

Activities:

1. Learn the sound of the letter R


2. Trace upper and lower case R r and learn the R thyme
3. Write upper and lower case R r
4. Letter R worksheet
5. Find the R worksheet
6. Lets Make Rain
7. R is for reading (optional)
8. Rainbows are everywhere (optional)
9. Off to the races (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound of the letter R and have them
practice making the sound.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case R r and learn the R thyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case R r.
4. Do the R worksheet.
5. Do the hidden R worksheet.
6. Do the Lets Make Rain science activity.
7. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter R for some creative fun.

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R R R R R
R R R R R
r r r r r
r r r r r

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Student Name Date

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream

R R R R R
||||||||||||
r r r r r
||||||||||||
Questions:

1. Name one color that begins with R.

2. What is this toy-- ?


3. What do you wipe your feet on when you come in the door?

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R Words
Circle the pictures that begin with R.

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Find Me
Circle all the upper and lower case rs hidden in the picture. Hint: there are
8.

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Activity: Lets Make Rain
Supplies needed: water; pint-sized clear glass jar; plate; ice cubes

Instructions:

1. Put 2 to 3 inches of HOT water in the glass jar.


2. Have your preschooler set the plate on top of the jarcompletely
covering the opening.
3. Wait a minute or two before having your preschooler place 6 to 8 ice
cubes on the plate.
4. Watch as rain forms and falls in the jar.
5. Explain to your preschooler what just happened.

The ice cold plate causes the warm air inside the jar to condense and form
water droplets. This is the same thing that happens in the atmosphere.
Warm, moist air rises and meets colder air high in the atmosphere. The
water vapor condenses and forms rain that falls to the ground.

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Activity: R is for Reading
Supplies needed: Books

Instructions:

1. Cuddle up with your preschooler to read any of the following:


a. Little Red Riding Hood
b. Rikki Tikki Tavi
c. The Rainbow Fish
d. The Runaway Bunny
e. The Little Red Hen
2. On the following page, draw a picture of the story you read.

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Activity: Rainbows are Everywhere
Supplies needed: white t-shirt; fabric markers; cardboard

Instructions:

1. Place a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt.


2. Provide your preschooler with fabric markers to design a rainbow t-
shirt or the design of their choice using a rainbow of colors.

Activity: The Race is On


Supplies needed: stopwatch; obstacle course items (cones, egg/spoon,
bowl or water; cup)

Instructions:

1. Set up simple relay races for your preschooler to runalone, with


you, or with a friend/sibling.

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Lesson Nineteen
Lesson Objective: Teach your student to recognize and count the numbers
6 through 10 and to recognize and draw simple shapes.

Activities:

1. Trace numbers 6 through 10


2. Write numbers 6 through 10
3. Count the number of items in a group
4. Match the numbers
5. Count it worksheet
6. Identify shapes
7. Trace basic shapes
8. Draw basic shapes
9. Shape fun

Instructions:

1. Using the template provided, trace numbers 6 through 10.


2. Using the paper provided, write numbers 6 through 10.
3. Do the counting worksheet.
4. Do the number matching worksheet.
5. Count different items as instructed.
6. Do the shape identification worksheet.
7. Using the template provided, trace basic shapes.
8. Draw basic shapes as instructed.
9. Do the shape fun worksheets.

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Trace the numbers below.

666666
777777
888888
999999
10 10 10 10
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You Can Write Your Numbers!
Student Name Date

6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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How Many
How many things are on each line? Write the number.

_________

_________

________

_________

________

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Number Match
Draw a line from every group of pictures to the matching number.

10

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What Shape am I?
Name the shapes.

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Trace and Color
Trace and color each shape below.

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Shape Up
Name and draw each shape that you see.

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Name and draw each shape that you see.

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Have Fun with Shapes!
Make a Christmas tree out of this triangle.

200
Make an Easter egg out of this oval

201
Make a Valentine Card out of this heart.

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Lesson Twenty: E
Lesson Objective: Introduce and familiarize your student with the letter E.

Activities:

1. Learn the sounds of the letter E


2. Trace upper and lower case E e and learn the E rhyme
3. Write upper and lower case E e
4. Letter E worksheet
5. Find the letter E worksheet
6. E is for energy activity
7. Its in the envelope (optional)
8. Eggs-actly (optional)
9. The Ear Knows (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler the sounds of the letter Elong E, short E as


in elephant and egg and short E as in ear and envelope. NOTE: While
you will need to explain the different sounds E makes, your
preschooler will not be able to comprehend the rules of E, so a
simple explanation will suffice. EXAMPLE: E is a vowel. That means
it makes different sounds when put with different letters.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case E e and learn the E rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case E e.
4. Do the Letter E worksheet.
5. Do the Find the letter E worksheet.
6. Do the energy activity.
7. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter E and for productive fun.

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E E E E E
E E E E E
e e e e e
e e e e e
READ: Green Eggs and Ham

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Student Name Date

E E E E E
||||||||||||
e e e e e
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Questions:

1. What do chickens lay?


2. What part of your body begins with an E?
3. Name a large bird that begins with the letter E.

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E is for
Put an X on the pictures that begin with the letter E.

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Find Letter E
Put a circle around upper case and lower case Es.

E g z K O m
J e A e X B
N c E p Q s
S t T y U L
V E q a e M
N s t j W w
R r E D I e
Z l U d E Q
P e p h v n
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Activity: Energy is Action
Supplies needed: candle; matches; small inflated balloon; stopwatch;
bathtub toy; bathtub; your preschooler

Instructions:

1. Explain that energy is workmovement is energy.


2. Explain there are different kinds of energyheat, light, movement,
water and electricity.
3. STATIC ELECTRICITY.
a. Have your preschooler rub the small inflated balloon on their
hair 10 to 12 times while standing next to the bathtub.
b. Turn the water onmaking a small stream just stronger than a
constant drip.
c. Have your preschooler move the balloon close to the water
but not touching it.
d. See what happens. The water will bend toward the balloon
because of the extra negative particles of energy on the balloon
(static electricity).
4. HEAT ENERGY.
a. Have your preschooler hold and touch an unlit candle
including the wick.
b. Secure the candle in a candle holder and light the candle.
c. Have your preschooler hoover their hand over the flame at a
SAFE distance, yet close enough to feel the heat.
5. WATER ENERGY.
a. Put some water in the bathtub and place the bathtub toy (boat,
duck or anything that floats) in the tub.
b. Notice that the toy only moves a little bit.
c. Turn on the watercausing a medium to heavy stream.
d. See what happens. The movement (energy) of the water falling
into the tub forces the toy to move faster and harder.
6. MOVING (KINETIC) ENERGY

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a. Have your preschooler sit quietly in a chair. Using a stopwatch,
check their heart rate.
b. Have your preschooler walk through your entire house for 2-3
minutes and check their heart rate again.
c. Have your preschooler run in place as fast as they can for 20-
30 seconds and check their heart rate again.
d. See what happened. The faster we move, the more energy it
takes to pump the blood through our body.

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Its in the Envelope
Color the picture below and sign your name. Cut out the picture and mail it
to your grandma or other special family member in an ENVELOPE.

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Activity: Eggs-Actly
Supplies needed: eggs; additional ingredients for the recipe you select.

Instructions:

1. Let your preschooler choose something to cook using eggs. Be sure


to let them break the eggs.

Suggestions for using eggs:

1. Cookies
2. Deviled eggs
3. Scrambled eggs

The Ear Knows


Supplies needed: blindfold; a variety of items that can make noise (running
water, whistle, plastic bag (shake it), telephone ringtone, bell, etc.)

Instructions:

1. Blindfold your preschooler.


2. Make sounds using the different items and let your preschooler guess
what the sound is.

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Lesson Twenty-one: G
Lesson Objective: Teach your student the sounds of the letter G.

Activities:

1. Teach and familiarize your preschooler with the letter G


2. Trace upper and lower case G g and learn the G rhyme
3. Write upper and lower case G g
4. Letter G worksheet
5. George Washington for President worksheet
6. Ew Gak activity
7. Game day

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to make and recognize the sounds of the


letter Ghard G as in gorilla and gate and soft G as in giraffe and
George.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case G g and learn the G rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case G g.
4. Do letter G worksheet.
5. Do George Washington worksheet.
6. Make and play with gak.
7. Play games with your preschooler.

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G G G G G
G G G G G
g g g g g
g g g g g

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Student Name Date

Georgie Porgie puddin and pie


Kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came out to play
Georgie Porgie ran away

G G G G G
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g g g g g
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Questions:

1. What fruit is small, purple or green, and deliciously juicy?


2. What is green and grows in your yard?
3. What begins with g, makes you sick, and rhymes with worms?

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GGGggg
Write a G under every picture that begins with G.

________ ________ ________ ________

_______ ________ ________ ________

_________ ________ __________ _________

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President George Washington
Read the facts about George Washington and color the American flag.

Facts about George Washington:

1. George Washington was the first president of the United States of


America.
2. George Washington had false teeth made of wood.
3. George Washington was the only president everyone voted for.
4. George Washington never went to college.
5. George Washington loved dogs.

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Activity: Eeww Gak!
Supplies needed: glue; borax; water; food coloring; bowl; spoon

Instructions:

1. Empty a 4 oz. bottle of white school glue into a bowl.


2. Add 4 oz. water and stir to mix well.
3. Add food color to make the mixture the color you want it to be.
4. Dissolve t borax in c warm water.
5. Add water/borax mixture to glue mixture and stir.
6. Let your preschooler play with the gak.

Activity: Play Games!


Instructions:

1. Spend two or three hours playing games with your preschooler.

Suggestions:

1. Candy Land
2. Red Light Green Light
3. Go Fish
4. Tag
5. Mother May I
6. Dont Spill the Beans
7. Hi Ho Cherry O
8. Connect Four

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Lesson Twenty-two: T
Lesson Objective: Teach your student the sound of the letter T.

Activities:

1. Teach and familiarize your preschooler with the sound of the letter T
2. Trace upper and lower case T t and learn the T rhyme
3. Write upper and lower case T t
4. Letter T worksheet
5. Turtle time worksheet
6. T is for taste activity
7. Tie it up (optional)
8. Taco mania (optional)
9. Tape it up (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to make and recognize the sound of T.


2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case T t and learn the T rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case T t,
4. Do the letter T worksheet,
5. Do the Turtle time worksheet.
6. Do the T is for taste activity
7. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter T for some constructive fun.

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T T T T T
T T T T T
t t t t t
t t t t t

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Student Name Date

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.

T T T T T
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t t t t t
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Questions:

1. What do you use to chew your food?


2. You have ten of these on your feetwhat are they?
3. What is sticky and used to wrap presents?

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The Letter T
Put a circle around every picture that begins with the letter T.

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Turtle Time
Color the turtle using the following code:

T = yellow t = green A = brown

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Activity: T is for Tasty
Supplies needed: blindfold; various foods and spices to taste

Instructions:

1. Blindfold your preschooler.


2. Have your preschooler taste a variety of items and try to identify
them.

Tie it up
Supplies needed: shoe with shoe laces

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to tie a shoe.

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Activity: Taco Mania
Supplies needed: ingredients for fixing tacos

Instructions:

1. Have your preschooler help you fix tacos for your familys dinner.

Tape it up
Supplies needed: designer/colorful duct tape; craft paper picture frame OR
2 inch wide strip of poster board big enough to fit over your preschoolers
wrist when formed into a bracelet OR spiral notebook; scissors

Instructions:

1. Have your preschooler decorate one or more of the above items with
designer/colorful duct tape.

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Lesson Twenty-three: Address and Phone
Number
Lesson Objective: Teach your student his/her home address and phone
number.

Activities:

1. Phone number memorization


2. Tracing numbers
3. Writing the phone number
4. How to make a phone call
5. How to answer the phone
6. What is 911
7. Address memorization
8. All about the neighborhood

Instructions:

1. Help your preschooler memorize the home phone number(s)if no


home phone is present, have your preschooler memorize the cell
phone number of one or both parents.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace numbers 1
through 10.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler practice writing the
home phone number.
4. Practice making phone calls.
5. Practice proper phone etiquette.
6. Talk to your preschooler about using 911; what, why, how.
7. Help your preschooler memorize his/her home address.
8. Do the neighborhood activities as instructed.

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Trace the numbers below.

666666
777777
888888
999999
10 10 10 10
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Student Name Date

6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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Activity: Call Me
Supplies needed: phone (real or pretend)

Instructions:

1. Use role playing to help your preschooler learn to make and receive
phone calls properly. You can use a play or non-working phone, OR
make an actual phone call or two to grandparents or Daddy. Make
sure you cover the physical aspects as well as phone etiquette.

911
Instructions:

1. Explain to your preschooler the purpose of 911.


2. Explain why and when your preschooler would need to call 911.
3. Teach your preschooler the 911 song below (sung to the tune of
Three Blind Mice)

Call 911, Call 911

They will help you

When you dont know what to do

The police and the firemen are your friends

When they get to your house you can let them in

They will make sure that you are safe again

Call 911, Call 911

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Activity: This is Where I Live
Instructions:

1. Help your preschooler memorize his/her home address.


2. Complete the following activities:
a. Go to GOOGLE EARTH (https://www.google.com/earth/) or
ZILLOW (http://www.zillow.com/) and show your preschooler
your neighborhoodeven your house.
b. Take a walk through your neighborhood. Pick up trash (use
gloves) and talk about how the houses are alike and how they
are different.
c. Have your preschooler color the house on the following page
and write the home address on the line below it. You may need
to help them with some of the letters.

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Lesson Twenty-four: C

Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarize your student with the letter C.

Activities:

1. Learn the sounds of the letter C.


2. Trace upper and lower case C c and learn the C rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case C c.
4. Letter C worksheet
5. C is forworksheet
6. Story time
7. Candy messages (optional)
8. Clean it till it shines (optional)
9. Clowning around (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and make the sounds of the


letter C; hard C as in cat and crayon and soft C as in city and circle.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case C c and learn the C rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case C c.
4. Do the letter C worksheet.
5. Do the C is forworksheet.
6. Read to your preschooler. Suggestions: Cat in the Hat, Harold and
the Purple Crayon, Caps for Sale, Cookies Week
7. Choose at least one of the optional activities for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter C for some creative fun.

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C C C C C
C C C C C
c c c c c
c c c c c

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Student Name Date

Hey diddle, diddle the cat and the fiddle

The cow jumped over the moon.

C C C C C
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c c c c c
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Questions:

1. What animal is big and tall and has humps on its back?
2. What do we use to take pictures with?
3. What shape is round?

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C is for
Put an X on the pictures that begin with a C.

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Which One Begins with C
Put a C next to the picture in each row that begins with a C.

_________ _________

__________ __________

___________ __________

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Activity: Candy Messages
Supplies needed: Candy bars/candy; printable labels from:

http://www.thedatingdivas.com/you-me/show-him-the-love/clever-candy-
sayings-for-almost-every-occasion/ OR make your own.

Instructions:

1. Look at the website and purchase the candy needed to send the
messages your preschooler wants to send.
2. Make the candy messages and deliver them.

Activity: Clean It Till It Shines!


Supplies needed: pennies; old toothbrush; catsup; cola; salt; lemon juice;
clean rag

Instructions:

1. Gather several penniesthe more tarnished the better.


2. Have your preschooler separate them into three piles; 3 to 5 pennies
in each pile works well.
3. Have your preschooler brush one set of pennies with a small amount
of catsup and wipe clean.
4. Have your preschooler drop another set of pennies into a cup of cola
and let them set for a few minutes.
5. Have your preschooler remove the pennies from the cola and wipe
them dry.
6. Mix a teaspoon of salt into a 1/3 to cup of real lemon juice with
the help of your preschooler.

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7. Have your preschooler drop the last set of pennies into the lemon
juice mixture and leave them for a few minutes.
8. Have your preschooler remove the pennies from the lemon juice and
wipe dry.
9. See how pretty and shiny the pennies are nowthanks to the acid in
the catsup, cola and lemon juice. The acid eats the tarnish from the
pennies.

Activity: Clowning Around


Supplies needed: three tennis balls; makeup (optional); water gun; brightly
colored clothing; 2 or 3 jokes

Instructions:

1. Dress your preschooler in brightly colored clothing and a little


makeup (optional) to look like a clown.
2. Remind them of 2 or 3 of the jokes they learned in the letter J
lesson.
3. Give them 3 tennis balls and help them practice the art of juggling.
FYI: Dont expect too much and dont allow them to get frustrated.
4. Fill a small water gun with water and let your preschooler squirt you
a few times.
5. Encourage your preschooler to do his/her clown act for the family
this evening.

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Lesson Twenty-five: I
Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarize your student with the letter I.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler the sounds of the letter I.


2. Trace upper and lower case I and learn the I rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case I.
4. Letter I worksheet
5. Find the letter I worksheet.
6. Indian facts and crafts
7. Ice cream mania (optional)
8. Ice bowling (optional)
9. Invisible ink (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to say and recognize the sounds of the letter
I; long I as in ice cream and island and short I as in Indian and ink.
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace the upper
and lower case Ii.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case I i.
4. Do the Letter I worksheet.
5. Do the Find the letter I worksheet (similar to a word search).
6. Do the Inuit facts worksheet and craft as instructed.
7. Choose at least one of the optional activities for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter I for some creative fun.

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I I I I I
I I I I I
i i i i i
i i i i i

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Student Name Date

I scream!

You scream!

We all scream for Ice Cream!

I I I I I
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i i i i i
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Questions:

1. What do you call frozen water?


2. How does a mosquito bite make your skin feel?
3. What is the opposite of out?

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The Letter I
Put a circle around the words that begin with the letter I.

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Find the I
Draw a circle around every upper and lower case I you find.

G w q A I h b C M

L S i Z N b x I D

Y A a I d F f P d

I e E i v N i T M

J t D S s X f E W

L i P o u I p Q x

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Inuit Facts
Read the facts about the Inuit people and select one of the crafts to do
with your preschooler.

1. Inuit people live in


the arctic.
2. The Inuit people live
in Greenland,
Canada, and the
United States.
3. The Inuit people are
mostly fishermen and
hunters because it is
difficult to harvest
plants in the Arctic.
4. The Inuit people use igloos to hunt.
5. The Inuit people made their clothes
and shoes from animal skins.

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Activity: Igloo Craft
Supplies needed: sugar cubes or marshmallows, icing, plastic knives, paper
or Styrofoam plate, and a paper cup.

1. Explain that some of the Inuit people, as well as other people of the
arctic, lived in Igloos; however, the igloos were mostly used as
temporary housing for hunting.
2. Cut the top off the paper cup to shorten the cup.
3. Place the cup upside down on the plate. This will be the structure for
your igloo.
4. Have your preschooler use icing as mortar to attach the sugar cubes
or marshmallows onto the paper cup.
5. Save a few marshmallows or sugar cubes to make an entry for your
igloo.

Using a Map!
Using the world map on the following page, show your students the seven
continents of the world and the five oceans.

Seven Continents: Five Oceans

Asia Arctic ocean

Africa Pacific Ocean

North America Atlantic Ocean

South America Indian Ocean

Antartica Southern Ocean

Europe

Australia

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Southern Ocean

Antartica
Activity: Ice Cream Mania!
Supplies needed: ice cream; bowls; spoons; ice cream toppings (nuts,
sprinkles, chocolate sauce, cherries, cookie crumbs, etc.)

Instructions:

1. Let your preschooler fix both of you the ultimate ice cream sundae.
2. Enjoy!

Activity: Ice Bowling


Supplies needed: medium-sized balloons; water; small toys that will fit into
the opening of the balloon (miniature animals, rings, etc.); grassy area
outside; spray paint or duct tape; 4 to 6 empty two liter bottles with a cup
of sand or gravel in them

Instructions:

1. Place a toy inside each of 3 or 4 balloons.


2. Fill the balloons with waterleaving enough room to tie them off.
3. Place the balloons in the freezer until the water is frozen solid.
4. When the balloons are frozen, let your preschooler break and peel
away the balloonleaving a ball of frozen water with a surprise
inside.
5. Tape or spray paint a line in the grass.
6. Place the 2 liter bottles just over the line of tape or paint.
7. Let your preschooler ice bowl; knocking down the pins and melting
away the balls to get the prize inside.

(If the ice is too cold for your preschooler, a pair of gloves will help.)

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Activity: Invisible Ink
Supplies needed: paper; cotton swabs; real lemon juice; cup; heat source
(lamp or blow dryer works best)

Note: Some grocery stores carry frozen fresh lemon juice in the freezer
area.

Instructions:

1. Squeeze fresh lemon juice or pour cup real lemon juice into a cup.
2. Have your preschooler write their name and some letters on the
paper using the juice and cotton swabs.
3. Let the juice dry.
4. When the juice is dry, have your preschooler apply heat to the
writing and watch the message magically appear.

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Lesson Twenty-six: N
Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarize your student with the letter N.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound of the letter N.


2. Trace upper and lower case N n and learn the N rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case N n.
4. Letter N worksheet
5. N coloring page
6. Be Kind to Your Neighbors activity
7. What nurses do (optional)
8. Night time magic (optional)
9. Noodle mania (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and use the sound of N.


2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case N n and learn the N rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case N n.
4. Do the Letter N worksheet.
5. Do the N coloring pages.
6. Do the kindness to neighbors activity.
7. Choose at least one of the optional activities for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter N and have some productive fun.

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N N N N N
N N N N N
n n n n n
n n n n n

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Student Name Date

Night-night, sleep tight


Dont let the bedbugs bite
Night-night, sleep tight
Sweet dreams until daylight

N N N N N
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n n n n n
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Questions:

1. What is the opposite of day?


2. What should you say if a stranger asks you to come with them?
3. What month do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

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The Letter N
Draw a line from the N in the center of the page to every picture that
begins with an N.

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Color Me
Color the pictures that begin with the letter N.

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Activity: Be Kind to Your Neighbors
Supplies; ingredients to bake cookies; small zip bags; construction paper;
pencil

Instructions:

1. With the help of your preschooler, bake cookies and bag them up to
take to the neighbors.
2. Have your preschooler write FROM and their name on a piece of
paper for each bag of cookies you will be giving away.
3. Bag the cookies and take them to your neighbors.

Draw a picture of some of the houses in your neighborhood.

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What Do Nurses Do
Instructions:

1. Make arrangements to visit your doctors office or the local health


department with your preschooler for a vision and hearing test, to
listen to their heart with a stethoscope, and to check their reflexes.
Every well visit is a field trip!

Activity: Night Time Magic


Supplies needed: a starry night and the chart below

Instructions:

1. Use the chart on the following page to help your preschooler find
basic constellations. NOTE: Let your student lead. Finding the big
and/or little dipper is enough if that is all your child wants to do.

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Activity: Noodle Mania
Supplies needed: dried noodles (pasta) in a variety of shapes and sizes;
template (below); poster board; glue;

Instructions:

1. Cut out and trace the template below onto a small poster.
2. Provide your preschooler with glue and pasta shapes to make a
mosaic of your house. NOTE: You can dye the pasta with food colors
prior to this activity if you wish. Just be sure they are dry before
using them.

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Lesson Twenty-seven: Numbers 1-10
Lesson Objective: Review numbers 1 through 10.

Activities:

1. Practice counting to 10.


2. Trace numbers 1 through 10.
3. Write numbers 1 through 10.
4. Counting worksheet
5. How Many worksheets
6. Counting games

Instructions:

1. Practice counting up to 10 with your preschooler. Count different


items in your home (windows, doors, shoes in their closet, spoons,
cans in the pantry, etc.)
2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace numbers 1
through 10.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write numbers 1
through 10.
4. Do the counting worksheet.
5. Do the number selection worksheets.
6. Play counting games with your preschooler. Suggestions: Connect
Four, Sorry, Hopscotch, Crazy 8s.

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Trace the numbers below.

111111
222222
333333
444444
555555
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Trace the numbers below.

666666
777777
888888
999999
10 10 10 10
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Trace the numbers below.

111111
222222
333333
444444
555555
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Trace the numbers below.

666666
777777
888888
999999
10 10 10 10
You Can Write Your Numbers!

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Student Name Date

12345
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12345
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12345
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Student Name Date

6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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Student Name Date

12345
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12345
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12345
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Student Name Date

6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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6 7 8 9 10
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Number Match
Draw a line from the number to the correct group of pictures.

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3

10

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How Many
Count how many pictures there are and write the number on line below.

____________

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_____________

272
____________

273
____________

274
____________

275
____________

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___________

277
_____________

278
____________

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_____________

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Lesson Twenty-eight: Days of the Week
Lesson Objective: Teach your preschooler the days of the week

Activities:

1. Memorize the days of the week


2. Read books that teach the days of the week
3. Day of the week book
4. Chore chart

Instructions:

1. Help your preschooler memorize the days of the week by learning the
day of the week rhyme.
2. Read books that teach the days of the week. Suggestions: The Very
Hungry Caterpillar, Cookies Week, Today is Monday, Seven
Blind Mice.
3. Do day of the week drawings. Note: Print page copies for student to
create a book. Hole punch and tie with ribbons.
4. Start a weekday chore chart

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Day of the Week Rhyme
Sing to the tune of Ten Little Indians

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


Thursday, Friday,
Then theres Saturday
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Sat-ur-day.

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My
Days of the Week
Book

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What Did I Do On Sunday?

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What Did I Do On Monday?

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What Did I Do On Tuesday?

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What Did I Do On Wednesday?

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What Did I Do On Thursday?

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What Did I Do On Friday?

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What Did I Do On Saturday?

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Activity: Chore Chart Activity
Supplies needed: Chore chart template on the next page; markers and/or
stickers

Instructions:

1. Complete the Chore Chart Template on the following page. List about
5 items that your preschooler can complete every day, one for each
square.
2. To help your student memorize the five daily chores, associate each
chore with a finger on their right or left hand.
3. Have your preschooler begin marking off the chores they do each
day of the week.

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My Chores Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun

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Lesson Twenty-nine: K
Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarize your student with the letter K.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler the sound of the letter K


2. Trace upper and lower case K k and learn the K rhyme
3. Write upper and lower case K K
4. Letter K worksheet
5. Kangaroo Katy worksheet
6. Keys to learning activity
7. King for a day (optional)
8. Kick ball (optional)
9. Kite flying (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and practice the sound of K.


2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case K k and learn the K rhyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case K k.
4. Do the letter K worksheet.
5. Do the Katy Kangaroo worksheet.
6. Do the keys to learning activity.
7. Choose at least one of the optional activities for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter K for some creative fun.

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K K K K K
K K K K K
k k k k k
k k k k k

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Student Name Date

Fly the kite high, fly the kite low

Fly the kite on a windy day and watch it

Go...gogo

K K K K K
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k k k k k
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Questions:

1. Who is married to the queen?


2. What do you get from your mom when she tucks you into bed at
night? HINT: It goes with a hug.
3. What animal carries its baby in a pouch?

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What Begins With K
Put an X on every picture that beings with a K.

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Katy Kangaroo
Draw a line from every K to Katy Kangaroos pouch.

K e J L K P q

A M n x k C

D T t
W S f K B b o

T R V i U k Z

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Keys to Learning
Let your preschooler choose one or more of the keys to review what they
have learned over the past several weeks.

Opposites

Counting to 10

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Letters P, A, G and L

Address & Phone number

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Activity: King for a Day
Supplies needed: crown (purchased or handmade); sash (optional)

Link to make a crown: http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-


games/Craft-activities+1/Craft-a-silver-foil-crown+11006.htm

Instructions:

1. Allow your male preschooler be king for the day at your houseno
chores, chooses what to eat, chooses activities, given a special treat.

Activity: Kick Ball


Supplies needed: ball

Instructions:

1. Spend time kicking a ball back and forth with your preschooler. Each
time you kick the ball you say a letter. Each time your preschooler
kickes the ball, he/she must say a word that begins with the letter
you said.

Activity: Kite Flying


Supplies needed: kite or supplies to make a kite (http://www.my-best-
kite.com/how-to-make-a-kite.html) and a windy day

Instructions:

1. Purchase or make a kite.


2. Help your preschooler fly the kite.

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Lesson Thirty: W
Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarize your student with the letter W.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and practice the sound of W.


2. Trace upper and lower case W w and learn the W rhyme.
3. Write upper and lower case W w.
4. Letter W worksheet
5. Color the W worksheet
6. Whale watching worksheet
7. Dig for worms (optional)
8. The Sword in the Stone (optional)
9. Story time (optional)

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and use the sound of W.


2. Using the template provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case W w and learn the W thyme.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case W w.
4. Do the letter W worksheet.
5. Do the coloring worksheet.
6. Do the whale watching worksheet.
7. Choose at least one optional activity for your preschooler to
emphasize the letter W for some creative fun.

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WWWWW
WWWWW
w w w w w
w w w w w

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Student Name Date

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck

If a woodchuck could chuck wood?

WWWWW
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w w w w w
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Questions:

1. What letter comes after V in the alphabet?


2. What should we drink lots of?
3. What season is it when we celebrate Christmas?

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W is for
Put a W under each picture that begins with a W.

___________ ___________ ___________

__________ ___________ ___________

___________ _____________ ___________

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Color the W using the following code:

W = purple w = blue A = yellow

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Whale Watching
Color the whale and learn some interesting facts about whales.

1. Whales are not fish. They are mammals like humans.


2. Whales are the biggest animals in the world.
3. Some types of whales enjoy living together as a familythe
grandparents, parents, and whale babies.
4. A group of whales is called a pod.

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Activity: Digging for Worms
Supplies needed: gummy worms; vanilla ice cream; crum; chocolate cookie
crumbs; spoon; 8 inch square pan

Instructions:

1. Partially thaw the ice cream, put it in the pan.


2. Stir in a few gummy worms and spread evenly in the pan.
3. Top with cookie crumbs.
4. Freeze solid.
5. Give youre preschooler a spoon and let him/her dig for worms and
enjoy a cold and gummy treat.

Whistle for Willie


Read Whistle for Willie and practice whistling with your
preschooler.

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Lesson Thirty-one: Q, U, V
Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarize your student with the sounds of Q,
U and V.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and make the sounds of Q, U


and V.
2. Trace upper and lower case Q q, U u and V v.
3. Write upper and lower case Q q, U u and V v.
4. Letters Q, U and V worksheet
5. Letter quilt activity
6. Listen to the Violin activity
7. Story time

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and use the sounds of letters Q,


U and V.
2. Using the templates provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case Q q, U u and V v.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case Q q, U u and V v.
4. Do Letters Q, U and V worksheet.
5. Do the letter quilt activity.
6. Do the violin music activity.
7. Read The Ugly Duckling

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QQQQQ
QQQQQ
q q q q q
q q q q q

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U U U U U
U U U U U
u u u u u
u u u u u

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V V V V V
V V V V V
v v v v v
v v v v v

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Student Name Date

Q Q Q Q Q
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q q q q q
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Questions:

1. What do we cover up with at night that starts with a Q?


2. Who is the kings wife?
3. What is another word for stop that begins with Q?

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Student Name Date

U U U U U
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u u u u u
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Questions:

1. What is the opposite of down?


2. What can we use to keep the rain off of us?
3. What is the opposite of over?

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Student Name Date

V V V V V
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v v v v v
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Questions:

1. A mountain with hot rock and lava inside is called a what?


2. What are we using when we talk?
3. What do grapes grow on?

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Q U and V
Write a Q, U or V under each picture that begins with a Q, U or V.

__________ ___________ ___________

__________ ___________ ___________

__________ ___________ ___________

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Activity: Letter Quilt
Supplies needed: 2 yards of solid-colored fleece fabric; scissors; fabric
markers; yardstick

Instructions:

1. Lay the fleece out flat on the floor and make 3 to 4 inch deep cuts
every 3 inches on all sides of the fleece.
2. Help your preschooler knot each strip.
3. Use the yardstick and a black fabric marker to mark off squares on
the fleece.
4. Let your preschooler use the fabric markers to make a picture quilt
by drawing on each square.

Activity: Listen to the Violin


Supplies needed: Pandora account. (www.pandora.com) NOTE: This is free
and easy to do. Another option: Violin Solo on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Md4A8pobI

Instructions:

1. Log into your Pandora account and type in a search for violin music.
2. Listen with your preschooler.

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Lesson Thirty-two: X, Y, Z
Lesson Objective: Teach and familiarizeyour student with the letters X, Y
and Z.

Activities:

1. Teach your preschooler the sounds of X, Y, and Z.


2. Trace upper and lower case X, Y, and Z.
3. Write upper and lower case X, Y, and Z.
4. X, Y, and Z worksheet
5. Zoo coloring sheet
6. Water glass xylophone
7. All about YOU

Instructions:

1. Teach your preschooler to recognize and use the sounds of the leters
X, Y and Z.
2. Using the templates provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case X x, Y y, and Z z.
3. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case X x, Y y, and Z z.
4. Do X, Y, and Z worksheet.
5. Color the zoo coloring sheet.
6. Make a water glass xylophone.
7. Answer the All about You questions.

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X X X X X
X X X X X
x x x x x
x x x x x

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Y Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y Y
y y y y y
y y y y y

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Z Z Z Z Z
Z Z Z Z Z
z z z z z
z z z z z

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Student Name Date

X X X X X
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x x x x x
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Student Name Date

Y Y Y Y Y
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y y y y y
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Student Name Date

Z Z Z Z Z
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z z z z z
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XYZ
Find one picture on this page that begins with an X, one that starts with a
Y and one that starts with a Z.

_________ __________

__________ _________

___________ _________

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Color the zoo.

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Activity: Water Xylophone
Supplies needed: 4 or 5 glass drinking glasses (all the same size); water;
spoon

Instructions:

1. Set the glasses on a flat surface in a straight line.


2. Put an inch or two of water in the first glass. Put an additional inch or
water in each glass (3 inches, 4 inches, etc.)
3. Let your preschooler lightly tap the rim of each glass with the spoon
to hear the different sounds the glasses make.

Note: Be careful to show your student how to lightly tap the glass without
breaking it.

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All About Y-O-U
Have your preschooler answer the following questions:

1. What color are your eyes?


2. What is your favorite food?
3. What do you want to be when you
grow up?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. What are you afraid of?
6. Who is your best friend?
7. What is your favorite book?
8. What is your favorite thing to do?
9. Where would you like to go that you
have never been before?
10. What is your favorite movie?
11. How tall are you?

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Lesson Thirty-three: Shapes
Lesson Objective: review shapes and opposites

Activities:

1. Go shape hunting.
2. Trace the shapes.
3. Draw the shapes.
4. Opposites worksheets

Instructions:

1. Take your child through each room in your house; asking them to tell
you what shape things are.
2. Using the templates provided, have your preschooler trace the
shapes.
3. Follow the instructions to draw different shapes.
4. Have your preschooler answer each question and complete the
opposite worksheet.

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Trace the Shapes
Trace each shape.

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Draw the Shapes
Draw each of the shapes below.

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What is the Opposite of
Ask your preschooler to answer each of the following questions

What is the opposite of:


1. Hot
2. Big
3. Mean
4. Up
5. In
6. Open
7. Sad
8. Tall
9. Skinny
10. Dry
11. Awake
12. Boy
13. Laughing
14. Stop
15. Day
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16. Dark
17. Pretty
18. Under
19. Sweet
20. Old

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Draw the Opposite
In the space below, draw the opposite of the following.

Little bug

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Draw the Opposite
In the space below, draw the opposite of the following.

Cold ice

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Draw the Opposite
In the space below, draw the opposite of the following.

Happy boy

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Draw the Opposite
In the space below, draw the opposite of the following.

Skinny giraffe

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Lesson Thirty-four: Review Alphabet
Lesson Objective: review entire alphabet and read simple words.

Activities:

1. Trace upper and lower case alphabet.


2. Write upper and lower case alphabet.
3. Which letter worksheets
4. Read these words
5. Write this word
6. Alphabet soup
7. Alphabet mosaic

Instructions:

1. Using the templates provided, have your preschooler trace upper and
lower case letters of the alphabet.
2. Using the paper provided, have your preschooler write upper and
lower case letters of the alphabet.
3. Do the letter worksheets.
4. Have your preschooler read the words on the page.
5. Do the complete the word worksheet.
6. Make alphabet soup.
7. Make a name mosaic.

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Trace the letters.

Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh
Ii Jj Kk Ll
Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt
Uu Vv Ww Xx
Yy Zz
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Upper Case
Student Name Date

Trace and copy the letters.

ABCDEFG
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HIJKLMN
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OPQRSTU
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VWXYZ
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Lower Case
Student Name Date

Trace and copy the letters.

abcdefg
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hijklmn
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opqrstu
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vwxyz
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Which Letter Do I
Start with?
Write the correct letter next to each picture to tell what each one starts
with.

_________ __________

__________ ___________

__________ _________

__________ ___________

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___________ ___________

___________ ___________

___________ _________

___________ ___________

__________ ___________

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__________ ___________

_________ __________

_________ __________

___________ __________

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Look What I Can Do!
Have your preschooler read each of the following words by blending the
sounds of the letters together. Note: Encourage them to use the different
vowel sounds until they find the right one.

Mat Hat Bug Am

No Yes Dog Cat

Arm Leg Bed Dad

Mom Me Log Pig

And At Put Lip

Dig Zip Hit Up

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Finish the Word
Look at the picture and finish the word.

____OPCORN

____ANDLE

_____EE

_____ION

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Activity: Alphabet Soup
Supplies needed: chicken broth; alphabet pasta shapes; salt to taste;
chopped carrots; chopped celery; cooked and diced chicken breasts;
cup chopped onions (optional); seasonings of your choice.

Instructions:

1. Assemble all ingredients and have your preschooler help you


assemble the soup for lunch or dinner.
2. Cook the soup by bringing all ingredients to a boil and lowering the
heat to simmer until the vegetables are cooked thoroughly.
3. Enjoy!

Activity: Name Mosaic


Supplies needed: scissors; small poster board; glue; magazines

Instructions:

1. Let your preschooler cut several letters from magazine ads that spell
their first and last name.
2. Have your preschooler glue the letters on the poster board in mosaic
fashion.

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