Hands on letter activity ideas. Each week we try to choose one of these.
- make the letter out of play-doh or any other modeling compound
- make pancakes or cookies in shape of the letter
- trace the letter in a box with salt or sand or go outside & draw it in the dirt
- make it out of sticks (best with straight line letters)
- make jello & use cookie cutters to make letter shapes
made turtles out of paper bowls & green foam for the legs, head, & tail; read The Tortoise & the Hare; I watched during the week to catch them using perseverance, and they did a couple of times :) ; sorted out small animal reptiles & played in water with them; talked about the characteristics of reptiles; and observed our own red-eared slider, Timmy (sorry, didn't get a pic).
|all his work for the unit|
|Math sheet "turtle race", working on ordinal numbers (MFW)|
|Kumon cutting sheet was about a turtle race!|
|T is for tower!|
|reptile sensory bin|
|making letters out of sticks|
|the finished product|
|Kruiser at his desk, which is in the other room to avoid distractions.|
|This is how active boys read.|