Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Preschool Fun

Today Crazy Horse is feeling 100% better!  But we kept him home again to protect the other children from the "unknown germs."  So I pulled out some preschool activities and let him enjoy!

He worked on an ABC puzzle.  He ended up counting the pieces instead of focusing on the letters, but hey, he was learning. ;)

Then he worked on matching letters using clothespins and a sentence strip.  I wrote the names of some of his favorite things (fire truck, backhoe, irrigation, etc.) and he matched the letter on the clothespin to the correct letter on the sentence strip.

Next, he used the color wheel to practice color matching.  He then told me the name for each color.

Then he traced the letter Aa.  I found lots of great "A" activities on this wonderful blog, Confessions of a Homeschooler.  I laminated this paper and let him use washable markers on it...that way we can reuse it.

He also practiced his scissor skills.

To go along with our Apple Unit this week, he counted apple seeds and matched them with the correct numeral.  He did so well!!!  I can already see improvement and maturity in his skills. :)

Then he had an opportunity to explore the sensory bin I created for the book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.  If you'd like more information on the sensory bin, please click here to see my other post.  Crazy Horse loved pouring the oatmeal and running his hands through it!  He smelled the cinnamon and said, "This smells belicious!!!!"  We love how he says belicious and bisgusting...we almost don't want to correct him. :)

The last activity of the day:  Old Crow and Crazy Horse used pattern blocks to create animals.  They enjoyed making giraffes, snakes, and fish.  He identified and named each shape.

Having both boys home today was wonderful!  They worked great together and enjoyed being with one another.


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