(Sidenote: I just realized this is my 200th, wow! 200th post, so I’m thinking a giveaway is in order. Check back later this week when I’ve had a minute to get my plans typed up and posted.)
Lay out colored tiles in patterns. Have preschooler copy and/or guess the next color(s).
Count the tiles in each pattern.
I had meetings every day last week so I got behind in preschool. You’ll recognize Monday and Tuesday as Wednesday and Thursday from last week. Plus I’m adding in one more of my favorite books: The Hat by Jan Brett. I can’t believe I forgot all about it last week!
Sing I Have Two Little Hands (CS p.272)
Introduce letter Hh.
Trace hands on paper and cut out. Glue eyes, beak, and wattle on thumb and feathers on the other fingers to make a turkey.
Read My Two Hands, My Two Feet
Look at The Horse Breeds Poster Book
Talk about horse starting with the letter H and how we feed Canyon (our horse) hay in the winter.
Climb on the hay stack and jump off a few times. Collect some hay.
Glue hay on letter H.
Introduce the letter Ii and its short and long sound.
Read Imogene’s Antlers. Stop part way through and have preschooler imagine how he would use antlers.
Make cut out letter i. Dip “ice” cube (sugar cube) in paint and stamp on letter I.
Talk about in and out. Practice saying in and out while putting blocks in a bag and taking them out.
Read In a People House (Bright & Early Books(R)).
Talk about the Ii sound in ice and igloo.
Name other words that make short and long Ii sounds.
Make igloo out of sugar cubes and glue. (It will be squarish not domed due to preschooler skills.)
Talk about eskimos and where they live(d) while making the igloo.
Read The Israelites in the Wilderness (Old Testament Stories, chapter 18)
Make paper bowls of manna–one with two holes cut out for fingers to stick through. Draw eyes and mouth on index and middle finger.
Talk about how Jesus told the Israelites to only gather enough manna for one day.
If they tried to store extra the next day the manna would smell bad and be full of worms. Poke fingers with faces through holes in manna.
Explain that Jesus wanted the Israelites to keep the Sabbath (explain Sabbath = Sunday) day holy so He told them to pick up extra manna the day before. That manna stayed good for the Sabbath. The people did not have to work on the Sabbath.
Talk about what things our family can do to be prepared for the Sabbath so we don’t have to work.