I like each of my children to have their own nativity to keep in their rooms during the Christmas season.

We’ve made the people from toilet paper tubes
 and cut up tree branches in years past.
I realized that my youngest children have never made a nativity so on Wednesday I pulled out the fabric scraps and the glue gun.

 
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I got behind posting my preschool ideas so these last few are pretty sketchy. They’re mostly a reference for me anyway for the next little cowboy.
Letter Vv
Glue velvet on cut out letter V
Make volcanoes with cup, playdough, vinegar, and baking soda. (Source: Preschool by Stormie and Kate–thanks!)
Words that start with Vv: violin, violet, vinegar, velvet, volcano, […]

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Letter Ss

Read Verdi, talk about snakes shedding skin.
Decorate cut out letter Ss with star stickers.
Words that start with Ss: star, sticker, snake, snow, slow, sponge, string, square, sock, sponge, salad, strawberries, spinach, skin, sled
Make a salad with spinach and strawberries, seven
Make Sammy Square-glue eyes, nose, mouth, etc. on square. Compare to rectangles of last week.
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Letter Rr
Read Red Red Red

Find things in our house that are red
Compare squares and rectangles
Make robots with rectangles (Source)
Learn and sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Paint Rainbows, talk about how they form, use activity on this site if it’s a sunny day
Make cut out letter R, color it red, glue on pieces of ribbon (Source)
Read Raindrop, […]

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Letter Pp
Read If You Give a Pig a Pancake Big Book

Have preschooler help make pancakes for breakfast this week.
Have preschooler set plates on the table for breakfast this week.
Have preschooler help make pizza for dinner on Monday.
Make peanut butter playdough (1 cup each of peanut butter, honey, oatmeal and powdered milk)
Source: Preschool by Stormie
Have preschooler […]

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Letter Nn
Read The Napping House

Math: Count number of feet in story. Make paper doll cut out for each member of our family. Count number of feet in our family.
Words that start with Nn:  nap, nest, note, night, noon, necklace, nice
Draw/Write a note for a family member. Sign name.
Glue noodles on cut out letter N
Letter Oo
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Monday
Introduce letter Ll and its sound.
Practice saying words that start with Ll. (light, little, lion, lollipop, lick, like, lemon, lime)
Talk about sweet and sour tastes. Taste some sugar (sweet), taste some lemon juice (sour).
Make lemonade.
Tuesday

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Play Zingo.
Match Alphabet Puzzle Cards.

Practice writing first name.
Practice ordering letters of last name.
Play Alphabet Bingo

Count to ten using various game pieces.
 
 

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Read King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
Point out the letter Kk. Talk about the sound it makes.
Begin work on retelling the story in preschooler’s words. Make tub for each page and have preschooler add simple drawings and cut outs to go with the story.
Put lipstick on and kiss a cutout letter K.
Practice ordering letters of last […]

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Monday

Introduce the letter Jj and its sound.
Practice jumping and hopping. Talk about the difference.
Find preschooler’s jacket and ask what letter it starts with.
Read The Jacket I Wear in the Snow. Let preschooler say words when book shows pictures.
Glue/sprinkel jello on cut out letter J. (source: Preschool by Stormie)
Tuesday
Make Jello Jigglers
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(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.)
Daily
Lay out colored tiles in patterns. Have preschooler copy and/or guess the next color(s).
Count the tiles in each pattern.
Write […]

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Daily
Lay out colored tiles in patterns. Have preschooler copy and/or guess the next color(s).
Count the tiles in each pattern.
Write name.
Monday

Introduce Gg and the hard and soft sounds it makes.
Read Georgie and the Robbers
Make a ghost using a kleenex, cotton ball, and twist tie
Tuesday

Talk about the color green and how it starts with the letter Gg. […]

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Daily: Lay out a pattern in colored tiles. Have Preschooler copy it. Later see if he can guess what comes next. Write name on whiteboard or with finger in salt.
Wednesday

Introduce Ff and its sound.
Read Fidgety Fish
Paint large paper blue for the ocean. Cut out fish shape from bubble wrap. Paint bubble wrap and press onto […]

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