Monday, August 17, 2009

Letter A


Introduction:

Apple, ambulance, ant, alligator, axe, apricot, anteater, avalanche, airplane, astronaut, Alaska, animals, avenue, apes, aardvark, Africa, adventure

Books:

The A Book
Addy (American Girl series)
Angelina Ballerina series
Alphabet books (ie - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault)

Music/Movement:

The Ants Go Marching

I like to eat Apples & Bananas
Allee Galloo
Alphabet Song
Johnny Appleseed
Lots of other poems and finger plays about Apples here

Activities:

Build an Ant Farm

Ant Watching (ie - put a piece of food down on the ground outside and watch for awhile to see if ants come, how they scout out food, how they follow one another's trails and scents, etc)

Matching game - apples (make a variety of cards: ie - 2 cards with red apples, 2 with yellow apples, 2 with green apples, etc or 2 with 1 apple, 2 with 2 apples, 2 with 3 apples, etc)

Bob for apples

"Alligator, alligator, what time is it?" Game ("Alligator" player stands at one end of the room, all the other players stand at the other end of the room and ask "Alligator, Alligator, what time is it?" The Alligator says a time and then the players take that many steps toward him (ie - 2 o'clock - take two steps). When the players are getting close, when asked what time it is, the Alligator says "Lunch time" and then chases after the players, who run back "home" (the end of the room where they started). If he catches one, that player is the Alligator next time around.

Crafts:

Paint an Apple tree (green handprint - tree, red fingerprints - apples)
Fingerprint Ants (3 fingerprints)
Build an ant (egg carton body, pipe cleaner legs, etc)
Make paper airplanes
Make a salt dough map of Africa /Alaska/Arizona/Arkansas

Snacks:

**A lot of these snack ideas can be made by kids with little to no help, which would be a fun activity to do together!

Apple sticks
Ants on a log (raisins on peanut butter on celery sticks)
Apple muffins
Apple-bagel sandwiches
Applesauce
Animal crackers
Alphabet crackers (Cheezit crackers often have letters in them)
Alphabet soup
Animal cookies
Apple creatures

1 comment:

  1. This is GREAT! I'm doing a little co-op preschool with my son, and I will definitely have to come browse next week when it's at my place! I always need new ideas because I don't have an ounce of creativity in me!

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