Homelearning fun

Now I know my A B Cs

March 22, 2013

The kids have been homelearning for a while now, and I have revisited the basics with them through tracing, drawing, singing, counting and colouring.

We learned the letter A through counting and eating lots of apples. I bought this learning and counting tool from The Mind Store called Attribute Apples, and taught the kids to sort the apples and their different attributes (by colour, by worms, by stalk, by size). The kids also traced the letter A with the materials from Hands on Homeschooling and printables from Kids Learning Station and went stalking ants downstairs with their magnifying glass, looking at aeroplanes at the airport and watching Chip and Dale pick acorns in a classic Disney cartoon.

Apples galore

Becks counting apples

Ben counting apples

The Traceable Letter A Worksheet that I used from Kids Learning Station can be downloaded here.

We learned the letter B through playing with balls and in boxes. The printable worksheet for the Letter B can be downloaded here.

Balls everywhere

Playing in a box

We just finished learning all about the letter C. I told them about the story of the Cross, and why Jesus was crucified to it. Ben learned how to spell some simple words like ‘car’ and ‘cake’, and we traced some candles and coloured them. We also coloured corals and made them as colourful as we could, in preparation for a mini aquarium project to come.

Colouring corals

The printables for the corals can be found here. Here is another useful worksheet with illustrations for the Letter C.

It has been fun learning our A B Cs! Now to move on to the other letters.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Lydia September 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    I love all these ideas. How do you find time to find and prepare all the relevant materials? How much table time do you have with them everyday?

    • Reply MotherKao October 2, 2014 at 12:42 PM

      I just prepare when inspiration hits and don’t do learning for more than an hour, really! As long as the kids have fun, and take away something from their time with me!

  • Reply Jack Kie March 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    What yummy ideas! Ooh, I wanna go for these lessons too! 🙂 

  • Reply Maddie March 22, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    really liking this, thanks! ^^

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