I’m back with some more Letter of the Week fun! This time I’ll be sharing what we did for “C” and “D.”
As I mentioned before, I try and do a few things with each letter:
- A Letter Craft – you know, making that letter into something
- A Sensory or Fine Motor Skill
- A “Math” activity – more like counting, sorting, measuring, etc.
- A Cooking Activity – L loves helping in the kitchen and we keep it really simple
- A Coloring Page or Another Craft if I can come up with something.
Again, don’t put a ton of pressure on yourself – especially with a 2 year old! I don’t do those things every week (as you’ll see) and sometimes we really fall behind.
LETTER OF THE WEEK – “C”
I always start with a letter craft. This week we made a “C” Caterpillar. We used lots of glitter (Lucas was very into glitter that week) and poms and pipe cleaners. It is certainly the work of a 2 year old – and I LOVE it!
For our cooking activity we made Cookies – not even CLOSE to being original but Lucas likes stirring things and they’re pretty easy to make. We did chocolate chip cookies actually for lots of “C” goodness.
We also had a Car Wash! It was super easy to set up and really entertained Lucas – like for a LONG time (which is awesome for a toddler mom). We got a little wet, but hey, it’s just water!
We took some of our matchbox cars and a few bowls of water and a brush. It was easy as that. Easy activities that provide a decent amount of entertainment time are winners in my book for sure.
Coloring pages found at education.com are easy and we love to color!
Finally we did some counting activities. We sat down and counted everything we saw…his cars, his books, his stuffed animals.
All very easy activities but it gave us a bit of structure to our day and made learning fun!
LETTER OF THE WEEK – “D”
“D” was a fun week for us!
We made a Dinosaur out of the letter D. Some green construction paper, paint, eyes and glue and we were good to go!
We did a Dino Dig for our sensory activity. I had set up the exact same thing for part of his second birthday celebration so I just recreated it (the sand was still in the pool at that point)! He loved digging for the dinosaurs.
D was for Dance Party this week too. Okay, this was not a math activity at all BUT Lucas loves to dance. And there is just something about the joy on his face when we turn on music and all go to town dancing. Let’s just hope that Lucas got my dance skills and NOT Darrin’s…
For our food we made Dirt – yes that Dirt that we all grew up with at birthday parties at school. Smashing Oreos, mixing pudding, spooning everything together was really, really fun for us. I used the recipe found here as my guide (although we didn’t use gummy worms)!
Are you doing any preschool activities at home with your little ones? I’d love to hear what you’re doing – I’m always looking for fun new activities for us so make sure to share!