I hope Ruble loves his preschool workboxes as much as I do because I really get a kick out of putting them together. Lately, I have been trying to think of new things for all the children to avoid getting in a rut.
E is for Egg
You have to break out the Easter eggs is you are studying the letter E. But, I didn’t really want to have an egg hunt so I brought out some beans, scoops, an empty Parmesan cheese container (cleaned, of course) and some other fun items to let Ruble practice scooping and dumping. We had beans everywhere. If that is a problem for you, I recommend putting down a sheet first or placing everything inside a large tub.
Ruble also did a lot of the E is for Egg printables from 1+1+1=1 and we had an egg tasting challenge but I am saving those details for another post. (I’m such a tease!)
E is for Elephant
The E is for Elephant printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler are a lot of fun and Ruble really liked sorting the elephants by size although he could not grasp the concept yet. He really just wanted to count them and tell me the colors. I’m okay with that.
The puzzle was his favorite, by far, as you can see from the excitement on his face. He loved putting this together over… and over… and over…
And, I had to bring out one of their favorite games, Elefun. It is so cute watching the kids chase these little butterflies and Ruble was extremely happy to get the game all to himself for a while.
E is for Envelope
Lawteedah has this cute activity in her Mailman Unit but I just lifted the envelopes. While she recommends leaving the envelopes together as a sorting map, I wanted to cut them apart and used packing tape to attached them to real envelopes. The stamps can then be placed inside and we can even pretend play that we are mailing a letter.
Speaking of mailing letter, I dug this baby toy out of the closet and Ruble was very happy to see it. He played with this shape sorter for quite a while.
Other activities for the letter E:
- Verse and song of the week from Raising Rock Stars at 1+1+1=1
- Letter E Cut & Paste activity
- Read The Odd Egg, The Ant and the Elephant, and some other fun books
- Letter E stamping
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This post is linked with love at Homeschool Creations Preschool Corner.