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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Letter of the Week Packet for A


A Letter of the Week Packet for A for Preschool and Kindergarten!



This packet for the letter A packet (over 40 pages worth!) is available at our store, here:
 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Letter-of-the-Week-A-1948189

 So many of the craft ideas you will see here are available for download. I'll go over a bit of what's inside this Awesome and Amazing packet. 


This might seem like a simple craft (and it is!) but it is just the thing to start out your small chilluns with.  There was nothing they enjoyed more than sticking their finger through that beautiful apple and wiggling it around like a little worm.  Joey opted for an angry worm face on his finger, as you can see, but we are all about smiles, too.

Because we have a large Homeschool following, I include scripted lesson plans in each letter of the week packet:



You'll notice that in the lesson Plan above, each activity is themed with apples.  We try to make sure that every day has a theme as move through the letter of the week.  Children like to be able to predict, and knowing that one day will all be about apples, is comforting and exciting for them at the same time.

How about those Astronauts?  We include a fun astronaut craft in our letter A packet, but we also have this extra idea about dressing up with an Astronaut helmet.



Astronauts are a lot of fun to talk about.  One of my kids' favorite videos is the Cat in the Hat "Space is the Place" dvd.  In this video, they can travel with Nick and Sally (and the Cat) to outer space and meet an astronaut and learn some neat scientific facts while they're there.  We actually love the Cat in the Hat made for television series.  It's a great educational series.




But, our Astronaut Craft looks more like this:



All you need is a photo of your favorite child popped into the inside of that helmet!




We love guided crafts, and I think one of my favorite parts about this craft (besides how great it looks at completion) is that children form the letter A for the Ant's legs before they add the pompoms! We always share which additional materials you might need, and we try to keep those reasonable.



Another craft idea I want to include here, is these cute little clothespin alligators:



They are so fun!  I love their mouths that kids can open and shut.  But not all of us have time to get the materials together for that, so I created a paper printable alligator like this for our Letter A packet: 



One thing I'm really excited about are the letter cards that I created for our packet.  Each of them has a schtick, included to help the kids remember the sound for that letter.  So this one, for A...


 ...our cat character, Glimmercat, has climbed up the A to try to get those apples in that tree, but she slipped and says, "Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!" (short a sound) as she slides down the A.  We even created a little song to the tune of "Say, say oh playmate"...



...to make it all that more easy to remember.  A says (Aaaaaaaaaa!).



These are just some of the projects and activities in our letter A packet.  Remember, you can download it here in our store:

And here's the full list, Alphabet Letter of the Week packets:


Letter of the Week for A

Letter of the Week for B

Letter of the Week for C

Letter of the Week for D

Letter of the Week for E  

Letter of the Week for F

Letter of the Week for G

Letter of the Week for H

Letter of the Week for I

Letter of the Week for J

Letter of the Week for K

Letter of the Week for L

Letter of the Week for M

Letter of the Week for N

Letter of the Week for O

Letter of the Week for P

Letter of the Week for Q

Letter of the Week for R

Letter of the Week for S


Letter of the Week for T

Letter of the Week for U

Letter of the Week for V

Letter of the Week for W

Letter of the Week for X



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