Homeschool preschool letter of the week activities change so that they preschooler does not get bored. Also, they will look forward to the time you are spending with them. Whether they are an only child, or have several siblings they will hold this time with you as special. My creativity was tested each week as the brainstorming would begin to take place. Doing the dishes gave me time to think of several ideas and put them to paper. I wanted to come up with different themes each week to build on.
Several of them became everyday activities that we practiced while out running errands. Keeping to a standard of only teaching them to learn at home doesn’t help them to see the education around them. Shopping, eating and daily observance of the signs around them are ways to begin the road to reading. That in my mind is a good reason to enforce homeschool preschool time.
Homeschool Preschool Letter K Objects
Letter K objects placed strategically around the home are part of this game. It is not to be played all at once. As a matter of fact they can be used strategically throughout the week. I used almost all of the rooms in my home, an after the first day they would be brought into conversation. I would point out the first one to identify what it was we would be doing.
For example, if the letter k object was sitting in the living room I would point it out. Then say the name. Next, I would repeat the letter. Throughout the week I repeated this same tactic. My goal was by the end of the week they would see something I had placed and tell me the name and letter. Besides learning the letter of the week, it helped with observance. Also, I always did the letter of the week poster first thing Monday morning. This gave me something to work with on the objects.
Homeschool Preschool Hopscotch
In each of my letter of the week activities I always added a game. It may be a new game or old one reinvented, but we played games. Hopscotch is one that got my kids’ moving, and was fun. I have used this game for more than one of our letter of the week activities. The good part is that flexibility played a big part in this game. I love games that can be used for more than one purpose.
Set up the hopscotch with more than one k. Add in big K’s, little K’s, and few cursive K’s. The goal is to make sure they land on a “K” more than once.
Letter K Kaleidescope
One year we made a kaleidoscope and that was a lot of fun. My son was able to use this activity all day and we practiced the letter K. My third son did the same activity but I added a large K to the side of the kaleidoscope. My fourth son did the same two activities, and I added one final thing to the Kaleidescope activity.
We made the Kaleidescope, added the letter K to the side of it, then we watched a video all about kaleidoscope’s. Each one built on the other one, and none of them were hard, expensive or boring. This would work with even one child. Bring in the same activity to review, play with it, then the next day add something. Another option would be to add ribbon to the side of the Kaleidescope. Or paint with a different brush. Anything to use the same concept but grow with it.
Hands On Learning Letter of the Week
Hands on learning stimulates learning with a kinesthetic touch. See it, say it, touch it, remember it. That has been a quote that I use several times in our learning even today. When I use this method on anything that I want them to recall in the future it has worked well.
Most of my homeschool preschool activities involve something that holds to using more than one of our senses. Kids’ recall and remember what they learn. Memory work plays a key role in the remembering process, but we don’t just memorize. I know my childhood phone number because I used it so many times. The correlation between my childhood phone number and my memory is the phone. Every time I used it, the phone was in my hands. That was a hands-on activity that has held with my to this day. When creating activities for learning that story has reminded me of how our wonderful minds work.
There are several resources to use free preschool curriculum for homeschool. Preschool does have to be fun, and engaging for the preschoolers to want this special time with mom. Center activities around games and hands on learning to make a complete educational experience.
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