~Sunshine Girl is 47 months and Baby Boy is 20 months~
Right now in our preschool, we are focusing on spring related subjects with our letters of the week. I was doing K is for kite with Sunshine Girl and then my mother-in-law suggested the idea W is for wind. They went together perfectly!
K is for kite
After decorating our K template from DLTK with popcorn kernels, Sunshine Girl painted a kite. The original plan was to paint the kite using watered down paint and blowing on it through a straw to represent the wind. But she was having a hard time with that so she asked if she could just paint it.
We then decided to paint like we were the wind. In the collage above, Baby Boy and I painted the blue picture and Sunshine Girl painted the bottom grayish picture. We painted in a carefree fashion like we were the wind.
We played many K is for kite games from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
We also flew kites but no pictures because the photographer was running around with four children trying to help get the kites into the sky. Trust me, you don’t want a picture of that. Plus, I was never able to get one into flight! :0)
K is for kitchen
Sunshine Girl helped out in the kitchen by setting out carrots for lunch. Of course, she had to wear her apron!
Flower Girl and Sunshine Girl prepared these tasty playdough treats in their own personal kitchen.
Books we read for the letter K
W is for wind
Above I mentioned how we painted like we were the wind. We also spent time out in the wind with our pinwheels and blowing bubbles into the wind.
We talked of how we can not see the wind but we can see the wind at work. We also talked about how we can not see God with our eyes but we can see God at work and we talked about things that God does for us and others.
W is for water
W is for wheels
Using wagon wheel pasta, Sunshine Girl decorated her white Letter W template. We also glued wheels to vehicles drawn by Sunshine Girl’s oldest brother.
In keeping with wheels and kites (flying objects), we discussed transportation. We talked about things that fly in the sky and things that go on the ground. I made a simple drawing of the sky and the ground. Sunshine Girl painted it with her poster paint pens and then classified transportation stickers by placing them in the air or on the ground.
We read books by Donald Crews:
Freight Train, Truck, and School Bus
We also read Bears on Wheels by Stan and Jan Berenstain
W is for Wednesday
On Wednesday, we read Wacky Wednesday and Today is Monday. Then we sang our Days of the Week song:
(To the tune of “Oh my darling Clementine”)
There are seven days, There are seven days, There are seven days in a week
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss
W is for our last name
Our last name starts with the letter W so I wrote Sunshine Girl’s name on a page in a fairly large print. She traced over her name numerous times. When I taught elementary school, I did this for spelling and we have always called it rainbow words because the children use various colors for the tracings. By the time they are finished, the words look like a rainbow!
We had a great time learning the letters K and W. To see what we have planned for the weeks ahead, see this post on our planning for April.
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