The idea for a “Bug” lunch came from this site. My kids loved them, and they were as easy as making a normal lunch!
For our letter “B” week, we made these wonderful blueberry mini pies.
This was very kid friendly. And delicious!
For a fall activity, the kids and I went on a “Leaf walk”.
After gathering buckets of leaves, we made “Leaf men” (the idea for which came from this site).
Evie did a great job choosing her leaf man parts and gluing them down. I helped a little with Beck’s…..
It just so happened, too, that we found this book at the library, which worked perfectly with this project.
Each week I try to have a snack theme that ties in somehow with what we are studying. For our week on the letter “A” I did apples. Everyday we had a different apple snack, each one a surprise to my kiddos. Not only was it incredibly fun to watch their anticipation for what the day would bring, but also a great way to kill that post-nap funk. Here is what I came up with:
Day one: Apple mouths
I got this brilliant idea here. My kids loved it, and now they know what a marshmellow is, so double win for them!
Snack 2: Apple stamps, which came from this site.
Snack 3: Apples dipped in PB, with a few chocolate chips thrown in.
Snack 4: Apple rolls, which were a variation on this. We just wrapped green apples and brie slices in crescent rolls.
We did this one with friends. It was very easy for kiddos to help with, and to eat.
Hope you enjoy your snacks!
I am always looking for ways to teach my 3-year-old to recognize letters without doing straight memorization. I want her to memorize things without realizing she is doing it. I know I remember things better this way, and I have a feeling she might too.
One idea I discovered here was to make construction paper letters that looked like objects that started with that letter. We stuck with the Totally Tots idea for our lowercase “a”, but for our uppercase “A” we used asparagus, mainly because I had some real asparagus in the fridge, which we ate after making our letters. The surprise bonus of doing the asparagus “A” was that the nubs on the stems kind of look like “A”s, so it was a fun way to incorporate penmanship practice. Can you tell which nubs my 3-year-old did?
Obviously, to make this craft preschool friendly, you have to cut out all the major pieces yourself. But I did let my 3 year old cut out the “seeds” for the apple using kiddy scissors, and she was able to use a glue stick to assemble the letters.