Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Letter A Preschool Fun!

Today We Started Preschool!
We learned about the letter A.

We started by reading My "A" Book
By Jane Moncure

This is an oldie but a goodie.
Little "a" puts things in his box that start with the letter A.
When the box breaks,
An astronaut comes and puts it back together for him.

That inspired me to have the kids pretend to be astronauts,
and build their own space ship.
I got out an big box that I had and my scrap paper.
They cut out their own art work and glued it on the space ship.

Then we took it outside and they pretended to be astronauts.
I made astronauts helmets out of paper mache.
Go here for my paper mache recipe.

We also learned how to form the letter A
By putting Cheerios in the do a dot circles,
They ate Cheerios one by one when they finished.

For our snack, we made "apple trees".
We used a Ritz cracker, green frosting, a pretzel stick,
and fruit loops.
They had a lot of fun making these on their own.
And most of them made two.
(I separated the red Fruit Loops,
but they crashed to the floor just before everyone arrived.
So we had rainbow apples!)

These are the other Letter A books we are reading this week:

The Adventures of Abby Alligator

I like all of the reoccurring letter a words in this book.
My favorite part of this book is the picture page in the back.
The children point to the things that start with A.

Up, Up, Up,
It's Apple Picking Time
I love this book!
It is so fun for harvest time.

Alligator Alphabet
I like the artwork in this book.
I also like how every page is a different animal.

There's an Alligator Under My Bed

I haven't actually read this book yet,
But I love Mercer Meyer and I'm excited to get to know it!


  1. That looks like so much fun! I love the Alligator Alphabet book. The pictures are fantastic!

  2. Love it, looks like you had a great time! Thanks for linking back to my website too :o)


  3. I bet they had a lot of fun with that space ship. It's amazing how fun a box can become.

  4. Congrats on your "first day at preschool". Love your apple tree, very cute and yummy!!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



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