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Letter Q Activities

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Yeesh, I haven't posted in such a long time! Here are a few activities you can try for letter Q. They're very simple to have your kids do, and they are also great memory helpers for reviews! Q is for QUILT. I supplied some fabric scraps cut out in square shapes and had them glue the pieces into a large rectangle. I encouraged patterning, but the next time I looked, they were doing whatever they wanted. But that's okay, it was creativity at its best!
For our Math day, we matched and sorted some QUEEN crowns. That was pretty fun for them. Ben always likes to play games in school. But, my siblings never have fun in school. It's always work and no play.... ...... ...... Hahaha, yeah right! ;) We always have a BLAST! I'm the best Teacher evah! For our Fine motor/Sensory project, we did QUARTER RUBBING. I laid 5 or 6 quarters under white paper, and showed them how to lightly rub over the paper to reveal the coins underneath. They had to do quite a few pieces of paper after th…

Letter J activities

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Here are a two letter J activities you can try with your class. The first idea: paint their hand and help them stamp the print onto paper. Let them join the fun by giving them a straw, pencil eraser, or small paintbrushes to dab blue dots all over their art. Have them draw different colored lines in between the fingers to make more tentacles. Super easy and cute to look at!
Next craft: J is for Jewel. Draw a large letter J. Wide enough to glue objects in. Have them color the letter J and then attach sequins and rhinestones to the inside of the J. Glitter-ize it!
Thanks for reading!

Dollar Store Gift Idea- Nail Set

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This is a great last-minute gift to make- and a lot cheaper too. It's very simple - I bought everything in that bucket from the Dollar Tree. First, start by buying a cheap bucket at Dollar Tree.

Buy nail stickers and confetti that can be glued on the nails.
Get some special polishes like a striper or a glow in the dark polish. (Okay, so I can't safely say I bought EVERYTHING from the Dollar store - I got the glow-in-the-dark polish at Meijer.... 2 bucks.... on clearance.)
Add in some pretty colors, and a couple sparkly ones too. Go bold, or stay cool.
Don't forget the nail tools!

Cotton and nail files. I didn't have to buy these- got them from my bathroom :)


Finger and Toe nail clippers.

Place it all neatly in the basket and you've got a pretty nice gift!

I'm sure she'll be glad to get this! You get a lot more for your money, instead of buying those silly gift kits at Walmart (they hardly come with as much as you paid for!) It's definitely money well spent. You do…

Seek and Find Alphabet Game

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We just did this project on Friday during Preschool and they loved it! It's very, very simple to do- a great learning activity as well!!

I started by writing down all of the letters we have learned so far (up to N) on small papers and put them in a large container- the same container I use for our sensory table.

Next, I went searching through the playroom for different toys and small objects that began with the same letters on the small papers. I dumped the stuff in the bin and poured our sensory macaroni on top of all of it, covering most of the things, including the letters.

Then the game began! I had the kids use measuring cups or plastic tongs to dig through the macaroni and find the treasures.
After they had dug through all of the macaroni, they began to sort out of the objects and letters. I told them to find out what letter goes with which object or toy. It was very quiet for a whole 5 minutes. And I loved it! Mainly because they were so busy concentrating on the letter sounds,…

Seek and Find Alphabet Game

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We just did this project on Friday during Preschool and they loved it! It's very, very simple to do- a great learning activity as well!!

I started by writing down all of the letters we have learned so far (up to N) on small papers and put them in a large container- the same container I use for our sensory table.

Next, I went searching through the playroom for different toys and small objects that began with the same letters on the small papers. I dumped the stuff in the bin and poured our sensory macaroni on top of all of it, covering most of the things, including the letters.

Then the game began! I had the kids use measuring cups or plastic tongs to dig through the macaroni and find the treasures.
After they had dug through all of the macaroni, they began to sort out of the objects and letters. I told them to find out what letter goes with which object or toy. It was very quiet for a whole 5 minutes. And I loved it! Mainly because they were so busy concentrating on the letter sounds,…

Seek and Find Alphabet Game

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We just did this project on Friday during Preschool and they loved it! It's very, very simple to do- a great learning activity as well!!

I started by writing down all of the letters we have learned so far (up to N) on small papers and put them in a large container- the same container I use for our sensory table.

Next, I went searching through the playroom for different toys and small objects that began with the same letters on the small papers. I dumped the stuff in the bin and poured our sensory macaroni on top of all of it, covering most of the things, including the letters.

Then the game began! I had the kids use measuring cups or plastic tongs to dig through the macaroni and find the treasures.
After they had dug through all of the macaroni, they began to sort out of the objects and letters. I told them to find out what letter goes with which object or toy. It was very quiet for a whole 5 minutes. And I loved it! Mainly because they were so busy concentrating on the letter sounds,…