Today's preschool unit is the letter "A".
Book we used: "Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie"
I let my daughter point out the letter A's in the book and we talked about how apple has the short A sound. We also talked about other A words, like Alligator, Adam (as in Adam and Eve), and Ant. But today's focus was the apple.
Our craft project was really simple.
Here's what we used:
- 3 popsickle sticks
- construction paper - red, green, and one other color of choice
- Dot A Dot Art Makers
What we did:
Just take one of the popsicle sticks and cut in half. Have child form the letter A on the construction paper using all 3 popsicle sticks.
Then glue onto paper.
Using the Dot A Dot Art maker, have child dot-paint the letter A. Then using the red and green construction paper, cut out an apple and stem. Have child glue it onto the paper beside the letter A.
|gluing the popsicle sticks|
|"Z" forms her letter A. She is very pleased with her creation!|
|Dot-painting her letter A|
|Apple and stem already glued and more dot-painting.|
|Our A was a little sidways but we thought it just had character! "Z" proudly displays her work of art.|
We got this far:
Ok, so we did bake a pie--- BUT let's just say it wasn't perfect. But oh, was it fun! :-)