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