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.
K is for Kittens
Several years ago, we were up to the letter K and I found a cute version of Three Little Kittens written by Jerry Pinkney. The illustrations were beautiful and the story is cute. Though I have to warn you, the story is told quite a bit differently.
I then found a free lapbook activity over at Homeschool Share. The girls needed to color and cut out some mittens.
Then I hid them around the living room. Amelia then took a turn hiding them from me. I did decide to just use these as activities instead of a lapbook.
Then the girls cut apart the pages and glued the little pictures that I had printed out from Homeschool Share. I then decided to ask the girls if they wanted to make pie. So we made a nice simple chocolate peanut butter pudding pie. I follow the instructions on the box of instant chocolate pudding. Except I usually double the recipe, add a 1/4 more milk and add 3-4 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter. Then I add chopped up Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. The girls took their turn cutting them.
And adding the pudding mix.
Then they added the chopped up candy when I was done mixing it.
I told the girls they could eat the pie for dessert at dinnertime while wearing some mittens.
Yes, they soiled their mittens.