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the letter U

Hi preschooler parents! This week’s letter is the letter U. Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter U, and then do a show and tell. Need some ideas? How about an umbrella, a unicorn, or even (gasp!) underwear?  You could even do show and tell under the dining room table!

Talk about how the letter U sounds, and how it looks.  Then sing the alphabet song together. Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter U in them.  Take advantage of the lovely sprong weather, and go outside to jump up (and down)! This week’s craft is all about the USA.  Look at a map of the USA, and talk about it.   Be sure to point out our state and city, and places where family members live.  The print out the map and color it in together.  You could even mark all the places that your child has been with stickers!  Then print out the letter U homework and do it together.  Have fun! 

Isn’t the letter U useful?

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the letter H

Hi preschooler parents! This week’s letter is the letter H. Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter H, and then do a show and tell. Need some ideas? How about a hat, a hula hoop, or a hairbrush?

Talk about how the letter H sounds, and how it looks.  Then sing the alphabet song together. Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter H in them. Learn how to say hello in lots of different languages (see a list here). You could even have an H snack.  Try a honey and peanut butter sandwich.  Yum!  Your H craft is fun–make a  handkerchief puppet.  Directions can be found here.  Then print out the letter H homework and do it together. Have fun!  And don’t forget to hug your child, too!

Doesn’t the letter H make you happy?!

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the letter K

 

Hi preschooler parents! This week’s letter is the letter K. Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter K, and then do a show and tell (in the kitchen!). Need some ideas? How about a key, a kiwi, or a kleenex? (Or, if you want to get into silent letters, you could try a knee, a knight, or a knot.)

Talk about how the letter K sounds, and how it looks. Then sing the alphabet song together. Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter K in them. Make “kiss me shamrocks” together and decorate your house with them for St. Patrick’s Day. Your K craft is perfect for the spring that will soon be here. Make a kite! Directions and patterns can be found here. Be sure to go out and fly your kite together, and don’t forget to hang it in your child’s room when you are done. Then print out the letter K homework and do it together. Have fun!

Isn’t the letter K keen?!

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The letter F

 

Hi preschooler parents! This week’s letter is the letter F. Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter F, and then do a show and tell. Need some ideas? How about a footprint, a flower, or a folder?

Talk about how the letter F sounds, and how it looks. Then sing the alphabet song together. Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter F in them. Take a walk outside with the whole family and look for any flowers that might be popping up early. Your F craft is to make an alphabet book all about your child’s family. Decorate the cover of a blank notebook, and help your child write the title “My Family”. Together write the letters on the alphabet, one letter on each page of the notebook. Finally, pick one attribute about your family that starts with that letter of the alphabet, and illustrate the page with that attribute. For example, for the letter P there could be a picture of popcorn, because your family likes to eat popcorn and watch movies together. You could have your child draw the pictures, or you could go through old magazines and cut out appropriate pictures, and glue them in your book. Then print out the letter F homework and do it together. Have fun!

Isn’t the letter F fantastic?!

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The letter G

Hi preschooler parents! This week’s letter is the letter G. Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter G, and then do a show and tell. Need some ideas? How about a guitar, a gold crayon, or some gum?

Talk about how the letter G sounds, and how it looks. Then sing the alphabet song together. Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter G in them. Make gingerbread kids and decorate them together, either real ones or paper ones. Your G craft is messy but fun. Have your child make a pattern on a piece of construction paper using a bottle of Elmer’s glue. Place the paper in a shallow box, then sprinkle glitter all over the paper. The glitter will only stick to the glue pattern–how glamerous! Then print out the letter G homework and do it together. Have fun!

Isn’t the letter G great?!

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the letter W

Hi preschooler parents!  This week’s letter is the letter W.  Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter W, and then do a show and tell.   Need some ideas?  How about a wagon, some water, or a wheel?

Talk about how the letter W sounds, and how it looks.  Then sing the alphabet song together.  Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter W in them.   Don’t forget to go out and play in the winter weather.   Your W craft is to paint using toy car wheels.  Then print out the letter W homework and do it together.   Have fun!

Isn’t the letter W wonderful?!

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The letter N

Hi preschooler parents!  This week’s letter is the letter N.  Help your child find objects around the house that start with the letter N, and then do a show and tell.   Need some ideas?  How about a napkin, a noodle, or a nickel?

Talk about how the letter N sounds, and how it looks.  Then sing the alphabet song together.  Read a book with your child, and look for words that have the letter N in them.   Take a nature walk with your child, and collect items to make a nature collage.   Your N craft is to glue dried noodles onto a big letter N.  Then print out the letter N homework and do it together.   Have fun!

Isn’t the letter N nifty?!

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