2) Alphabet Puzzle: Each week we like to do an activity to see the alphabet as a whole. This week we did one of our favorite alphabet puzzles. I've seen foam alphabet puzzles at the Dollar Store, if you're interested in a less expensive one.
3) Read The Letter A Book from The Measured Mom: We have really enjoyed reading these short letter books! It's simply eight or so pictures of things that start with letter A. I like the simple pictures, learning new vocabulary and the big Letter A on every page. As we read, I would constantly ask my two, "Which letter is this?" while pointing to the Letter A. This book is a great introduction to the Letter A. Click the title "Letter A Book" to print.
4) Make Letter A Handprint Art (Apple): I love any kind of project involving my two's handprint! I am saving each of these and compiling them into an Alphabet Handprint Art Book at the end of the series. I'll most likely put them in a three ring binder in sheet protectors. Here's what you need:
- White Paper - card stock is best
- Black Marker (to write a Letter A)
- Washable Kid's Paint - Red, Green & Brown
- Draw a big Letter A at the top of your piece of paper.
- Paint your child's hand red and help him/her stamp it onto the middle of your paper.
- Paint on the stem and leaf of the apple with the backside of the paintbrush.
- Hang on fridge to look at during the week. Have your child identify letter as you walk by and compliment him/her on their artwork.
This year, I have a three and one year old. Instead of only reading the songs and rhymes, I'm putting together 3-5 songs/rhymes for them to learn each week that include movement, props and/or sound. Click the link to view my Letter A Songs & Rhymes.