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Letter C Activities

Preview: Letter C Activities that would be perfect for preschool or kindergarten. Sensory, art, fine motor, literacy and alphabet practice all rolled into Letter C fun.

Up next in our weekly alphabet study is the letter C activities. This week was full of activities that started with the letter C like cookies, cutting and cream (shaving). We also spent some time reviewing other letters we've learned and building our sensory and fine motor skills. 

Join us each week for some alphabet activity fun!
Letter C Activities that would be perfect for preschool or kindergarten. Sensory, art, fine motor, literacy and alphabet practice all rolled into Letter C fun.

Teaching About the Saints

With All Saints' Day fast approaching, there is no better time to get some new ideas for teaching about the saints. Teaching about the saints doesn't have to just be reserved for November 1st. Saints studies are perfect all year long, and now more than ever they are accessible for younger students too through books, videos and hands on learning activities. I've rounded up some ideas for ways that you can add more to your saint studies with your students or even your own children. 
Ideas for teaching about the saints to kids. This is perfect for All Saints' Day and has lots of ideas for Catholic schools and homes.

St. Francis of Assisi Bird Feeders

We often associate St. Francis of Assisi with all things nature! With fall here and winter fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to tie in the Feast Day of St. Francis (October 4) with a great fall activity - making bird feeders. With just a few simple supplies (toilet paper tube, popsicle stick, peanut butter, birdseed and a marker) you can create an adorable bird feeder and enjoy God's creation as you watch birds flock to it.
Super cute St. Francis of Assisi bird feeder craft. Great way to connect with God, nature and a favorite saint.

To get the complete list of supplies and all of the directions, check out my post on CatholicTeacher.com.

Letter B Activities

Preview: Letter B Activities that would be perfect for preschool or kindergarten. Sensory, art, literacy and alphabet practice all rolled into Letter B fun.

After all the fun we had with our Letter A Activities, my daughter was excited to jump into Letter B Activities. We did some of the same activities we did with letter A, just to help get her into a routine. This also means that some of these activities can be done independently by her now that she knows how to use the supplies. So when mommy is trying to make lunch, she can practice handwriting without help from me. We also had fun with our art project and the sensory bin is always a hit!

Letter B Activities that would be perfect for preschool or kindergarten. Sensory, art, literacy and alphabet practice all rolled into Letter B fun.

Bear Picture Books

Preview: A list and description of fiction picture books all about bears. Perfect for a study about bears or a study of the letter B.

While we are focusing on letter B activities this week, bears became a word that came up a lot. And it just so happens, library story time had a focus on bears this week, too. Perfect timing. If you are studying the letter B like us, or just want to focus on a bear study, check out some of these Bear Picture Books.
A list and review of fiction picture books all about bears. Perfect for a study about bears or a study of the letter B.

Mother Teresa Bulletin Board Idea

Mother Teresa has so many relevant and relateable quotes. One of my favorites is, "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world." I decided to turn this quote into a fun bulletin board idea. Students create 3D pencils (yes I am obsessed with using Pencils on Bulletin Boards) to display around the quote. The pencils could be used as place holders for awesome student work. Students could also write about the quote and how God is using them for the good of the world. They could also do a research assignment about St. Teresa and display it on the bulletin board. The possibilities are endless.
Free pencil themed bulletin board based on a quote from Mother Teresa.
Head over to CatholicTeacher.com to grab this freebie and the directions.

Letter A Activities

Preview: Letter A Activities that would be perfect for preschool or kindergarten. Sensory, art, literacy and alphabet practice all rolled into Letter A fun.

With my oldest starting kindergarten this year, it meant one on one time with my 3.5 year old. I decided to take the informal homeschool preschool approach with her just like I did with her sister. My plan this time, is to spend sometime focusing on each letter of the alphabet. We will still have thematic studies, but we are going to start with letters. We spent a week doing all sorts of letter A activities. Handwriting, art, literacy, sensory play and more were all included as we focused on the letter A. With this alphabet focus, my intent is to have my daughter recognize more of the letters of the alphabet. If she picks up on sounds along the way, then that is great, but my main goal is just to be able to identify the letters. 

Because my plan is to keep this informal and work around our schedule, I really have no set schedule beyond a letter each week. Some days we do two or three activities. Some days we just do one. I kind of go with the flow and see how my daughter is doing and if she is ready for more or needs a break. Join us each week for some alphabet activity fun!
Letter A Activities that would be perfect for preschool or kindergarten. Sensory, art, literacy and alphabet practice all rolled into Letter A fun.

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