Each week I'll give you 2 to 3 (sometimes more!) activities, books, crafts, or songs that you can do with each letter!
This week is the letter F!
Items that could go in a F Mystery box!
Feathers (different shapes, sizes, colors)
Clip boards (or notebooks)
Place the feathers in a small container.
Lay out the magnifying glasses on the table next to the feather container.
Show them that they can put water droplets on the feathers.
Allow the children to draw what they see on the feathers.
Here are some questions to ask during their observations:
Why do you think birds have feathers?
Are all feathers the same?
Do all birds have the same type of feathers?
What happens when you put the water on the feathers?
Why do you think that happens?
Create Your Own Frog Pond (in 5 days)
Poster board (or card stock)
Blue finger paint
Green basket grass
Green, brown, and grey construction paper
Day 1 - Let the children finger paint all over the poster board or their card stock. Let dry.
Day 2 - Let the children glue the green basket grass on the poster board or their card stock. Let dry.
Day 3 - Let the children create frogs with their construction paper. Supervise the use of the scissors.
Day 4 - Let the children create tadpoles with their construction paper. Supervise the use of the scissors.
Day 5 - Have the children attach their frogs and tadpoles to the poster board or their card stock.
Feeling the Letter F
Hang up a poster board on the wall. Add uppercase and lowercase F's all over the board out of different textures. You could use felt, fur, flannel, foil, etc. Allow the children to touch them.
Here are some great questions to ask:
What do you think they will feel like?
Did it feel like how you thought?
Have you ever felt those things?
Other Fun F Ideas
Float like feathers
Tell folktales and fables
Play flutes or fiddles
Form F's on the floor with the children's bodies
Make funny faces