Here is how I decided my "theme" for this round of Blogging Through the Alphabet. As I was going through old blog posts recently, I noticed I have some neat ideas for activities and crafts that I did with in the past. Unfortunately, I always included them in my weekly wrap up posts or more recently in Poppins Book Nook posts, so they sort of got buried. I can't really share them as individual activities or create pinnable images to promote them and share my ideas, which is why I started this blog in the first place (to share my ideas with others who work with children). So, I am going to make new posts for these ideas.
I have found there is a huge benefit in this strategy. I am remembering ideas that I had forgotten, which means I can now do these activities with the younger children. I will be sharing the old pictures and possibly sharing new pictures of the younger children participating.
Several years ago, during our letter H week, I made the girls a fun, beginner way to play with fractions.
H is for. . . Hands-On Halves
I originally called this activity "Matching Halves" but Hands-On Halves sounded better for an "H is for..." post. I made some square and rectangle boards that included half of the image blank, while the other half had construction paper attached. I did this by cutting the construction paper into either a square or rectangle. Then I traced it onto a piece of white paper (in hindsight, cardstock would be more sturdy). I then cut the shape in half and attached half, while leaving the other half for the girls to use to find the matches. No printer required.
I laid the white half bases in a circle, placing the colored halves in the center and they had to match them up.