Monday, October 20, 2014

The Letter M and Monsters and Mummies!

The Letter M and Monsters and Mummies!
The Letter M
M is for Monster

M is for Mouse

M is for Mountain

Mummy and Monster Projects
Hand Print Monster
Paint both hands and press onto a piece of construction paper, overlapping the thumbs.  When dry, glue on triangle teeth and googly eyes!

Big Green "Frankenstein" Monsters
Cut out a rounded corner, rectangle shape for the head, black hair, black mouth, 2 black bolts, two long, rectangle strips for the legs (accordion fold the legs), black boots.
Directions:  Glue the hair, mouth and bolts to the Monster's head, Glue the accordion folded legs to the back of the head and glue on the boots.  Glue on two googly eyes and draw 2 scars on the Monster's face with black marker.

Coffee Filter Monster
Cut out 3 circle eyes from craft foam - or use different sized googly eyes.  Cut out a black mouth and white, sharp teeth.
Directions:  Paint a coffee filter with watercolor paint and let dry.  When dry, glue the painted coffee filter onto construction paper.  Glue on the eyes, mouth and teeth.  Write M is for Monster at the top.

Shaving Cream Mummy
Cut out a mummy shape from black construction paper.  Mix together shaving cream and white glue.  Place the shaving cream/glue mixture into a baggie and cut off an end.
Directions:  Use the baggie as a decorating tool.  Squeeze the baggie to make white strips on the 
mummy.  Glue on googly eyes.

Cardboard Tube Mummy
Wrap a cardboard tube with white strips of gauze or bandages.  Glue on two googly eyes.

Learning Activities
Monster Memory Game
Skills:  number recognition, counting

Here is the link to the Monster Memory Game

Monster Tracing Lines
Skills:  tracing, beginning writing, fine motor

Monster Patterns
Skills:  patterns, gluing

Monster and Mummy Lacing Cards
Skills:  Lacing, fine motor 

Here is the link to these cute Lacing Cards

Monster Mm Writing
Skills:  letters, letter M, letter writing

Here is the link to these cute Monster writing and drawing pages 

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Letter P and Pumpkins!

The Letter P and Pumpkins!
The Letter P
P is for pumpkin

P is for pirate

P is for penguin

Pumpkin Projects
Hand Print Pumpkin
Paint one hand orange and press onto paper.  Paint 1 thumb green and press onto the top of the hand print pumpkin to make the stem.

Cut and Paste Pumpkin
Skills:  scissor practice, gluing, letter P
Print out or draw a pumpkin pattern onto white paper.  Cut out small rectangular/square pieces of orange paper and a few brown pieces.
Directions:  Cut out the pumpkin
Glue the pumpkin to a colored piece of construction paper.
Glue the cut pieces of orange paper to the pumpkin.
Glue a couple pieces of cut, brown construction paper for the stem.
Write (or trace) the letter P above the finished pumpkin.

Paper Plate Pumpkin
Cut out the center of a small paper plate.  
Cut two leaves from green felt.  Twist 1/2 of a green chenille stem.  Use the other half to make the hanger for the pumpkin.  Punch a hole in the top of the plate and in the bottom of the leaves.
Directions:  paint the paper plate orange. When dry - string the chenille stems through the punched out holes in the leaves and through the paper plate.  Twist together to make the stem and hanger for the pumpkin plate.

Lego Painted Pumpkin
Cut out pumpkin pattern from white paper.
Directions:  Press a Lego into orange paint and then onto the pumpkin.  Continue until the pumpkin is covered.  Repeat with brown paint for the stem.

Pumpkin Learning Activities
Pumpkin Name Puzzles
Skills:  name writing, name recognition,  gluing
Cut out a pumpkin from orange paper. Draw sections onto the pumpkin and write your child's name.  I wrote Keely's name, but had Joey work on tracing his name.  Cut the sections - or have your child cut the sections.  Lay out the sections in order and then mix them up!  Have your child find each letter in his name and place them in order.  Then glue the puzzle onto another piece of paper.

Pumpkin Letter Matching
Skills:  Upper and Lowercase letter Matching, letter identification
Cut out small pumpkins shapes from orange paper.  Write a matching upper and lowercase letter on each pumpkin.  Cut each pumpkin apart separating the upper and lowercase letters.  
Directions:  Glue the matching  upper and lowercase letters to a piece of paper.

Pumpkin Name Tracing
Skills:  name writing, name identification, gluing
Cut out small, orange pumpkins and write the child's name, so they can trace over each letter.  
Directions:  Trace each letter.  Glue each pumpkin onto a strip of paper to spell out your name.

Pumpkin Find the Letter Pp
Skills:  letter P, letter identification, following directions
I found this cute Pumpkin and letter P activity at  Here is the direct Link.
Directions:  Find the P p's the page.  (circle the P's, use a dot dabber, or use finger in an ink pad)

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Letter C and Fall Fun!

The Letter C and Fall Fun!
The Letter C
C is for cookie

C is for caterpillar

C is for car

C is for Corn
Paint one hand yellow and press onto white paper.  Paint both hands green and press onto white paper - somewhat overlapping the palms.  When dry cut around the hand prints and glue onto a piece of construction paper to make the hand print corn!

C is for Crayon - letter writing
Skills:  C letter writing, 
Tana practiced writing the letter C and c.  Cc is for crayon!

Fall Projects
Fall Shape Tree
Skills:  shapes, colors, counting, gluing
Cut out a tree trunk from brown construction paper.
Cut out squares, circles, triangles and rectangles from colored paper.
Glue the tree trunk to a piece of construction paper.  Glue on the different shapes (leaves).

Cork Painted Fall Tree
Cut out a brown tree trunk and glue to white paper.  Press a wine cork into red, yellow and orange paint.  Press the cork on the paper to make Fall Leaves!

Fall Learning Activities
Leaf Patterns
Skills:  Patterns, name writing
I cut out leaves from orange, yellow and red construction paper.  
Tana wrote her name on the top and then made her own leaf patterns.

Keely did her own pattern too!

Leaf Shadow Matching
Skills:  matching
I found this cute matching activity at  Here is the link

Leaf Scissor Practice
Skills:  scissor practice, name writing
I traced leaf patterns onto construction paper and had Joey and Tana cut out the leaves and glue the leaves to construction paper.  

ABC Fall Family Tree
Skills: scissor practice, writing, letters, patterns, counting, ordinal numbers, addition, most and least
Addie was home sick from school the other day, so we did a fun Fall Project for school.  
I cut out the fall leaves.  Addie wrote the letters of the alphabet on the leaves.  She only wrote the letters that people in our family start with.  Then she wrote each family members name on the corresponding leaves.  I traced Addie's forearm and hand onto brown paper and she cut it out.  Addie glued the tree and leaves onto the paper.  She wrote Addie's ABC Fall Family Tree. (We also added green construction paper for grass)

I had Addie answer questions about her project on the back of the paper.  She counted all of the names, identified the pattern of leaves, Identified ordinal numbers, identified most and least number of names, and did an addition problem

Roll and Say Fall ABC
Skills:  letter recognition
I placed the page on a lid for my cake pan.  Tana and I took turns tossing/rolling an acorn onto the page and then saying the letter the acorn landed on!
Here is the link to this fun letter recognition game

Tana rolling the acorn

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Letter A and Apple Fun!

The Letter A
A is for apple

a is for apple

A is for alligator

Apple Projects
Look What's Inside an Apple
I typed and printed up the heading and the poem:
Sing to the tune:  I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little apple, short and round. I make a munchy, crunchy sound.
If you bite into me you will see – I’m delicious as can be!
Cut out an apple shape.  Dip finger into red paint and press around the outside edge of the apple.  Color the stem brown and leaf green.  Press finger onto a black ink pad and press onto the center of the apple to make seeds.
I found this cute poem and project here!

Hand Print Apple Tree
Paint 1 hand green and press the painted hand onto white paper three times.  Paint a brown tree trunk.  When dry glue on red construction paper apples.  Add a stem and leaf to each apple.

Apple Hand Print Poem
Cut out a red apple and brown stem.  Glue the apple and stem to a piece of white paper.
Type and print out the poem:
This little apple that you just see
Was made for you just from me.
You'll never see one like it in all this land,
Because for a leaf I used my own little hand!
Paint one hand green and press onto the red apple
I found this cute poem and project here!  I changed the poem just a little bit to suit our needs.

Apple Learning Activities
A is for Apple Letter Writing
I cut out an apple shape from red paper and added a leaf stem and white lined paper.  I had Tana practice writing her uppercase and lowercase A's

My Apple Book
I created this book to work on number recognition 1-5 and counting.

Seed Counting
I cut out apple shapes and glued them to a piece of construction paper.  I put the numbers 2-5 on the stem's of each apple.  
Tana read each number and used a black ink pad to make the same amount of seeds on the each apple.