This unit will focus on the letters I, J, and K.
The theme will be all about FALL.
We are spending three weeks on this unit, but feel free to make up your own plan!
Jump straight to each activity by clicking the link below:
Week 4: (Review Week)
Letter I and Fall Week 1
Fall Leaf Craft
For this fall idea, we headed outside and collected leaves.
My preschoolers love to collect leaves.
Once we had a nice collection, we used acrylic paint to make designs and patterns on the leaves.
Painting on a new medium is a great way to expand an activity and provide a new experience for little ones.
Felt Turkey Fun
These felt patterns are so easy to make and provide lots of learning fun.
You do have to pay for the patterns, but well worth the $4.
Or make your own patterns, crafty mama!
Board Game Day
Board games have so much educational value.
We play games almost every day and my kids LOVE them.
We had a fun board game day.
We grabbed some of our favorites and set to playing!
Here is a FREE printable from Powerful Mothering.
Print out the mazes and laminate or place in a sheet protector.
My kids love using dry erase markers, and it allows us to use the printable over and over.
Pumpkin Scented Playdough
Your Modern Family has this AMAZING pumpkin scented playdough recipe.
It smells so good and provides lots of fun for little ones.
Big Alphabet Memory Game
Q-Tip Painting Printables
There are so many ways to use these printables.
I is for Igloo Craft
Gluing and cutting are the main skills for this craft.
Do a Dot Letter I Worksheets
These are awesome.
My kids love Do a Dot Markers (grab some below)
I is for Insect Paper Craft
Letter J and Fall Craft Week 2
Letter J Do-a-Dot Printable
J is for Jellyfish Craft
Magnet Letter Review
Grab this free Faith Filled Parenting Printable here in the resource library.
This printable uses magnet letters as a matching and recognition activity.
J is for Jelly Craft
Review Letter Writing Printable
Grab the FREE Faith Filled Parenting printable that is part of the resource library here.
Write the letter in the same color as the card.
Fall Pattern Fun
Check out these fall patterns from How Does She.
I am loving theme!
If you are creative, you can create your own patterns.
We made a place setting and fall tree.
Pinecone Bird Feeders
Pumpkin Shape Printable
This pumpkin matching idea is adorable.
Head over to Tot Schooling.net to grab your free printable.
I have been so excited for this craft!
Painting acorns is so much fun.
It is part nature scavenger hunt, part craft, and ALL FUN.
Basic Math with Fall Leaves
Fall leaves can be used for just about everything, including math.
Go over big, small, light, dark, and any other variation with fall leaves.
Pinecone Bird Feeders
Letter K Maze
These alphabet mazes are fun for preschoolers to work through.
K is for King
This craft shows your little ones to associate the letter K with the word king.
Sort Magnetic Letters
We use our magnetic letters every week. (See which ones I have right here)
Make a Kite
Create a diamond out of construction paper.
Decorate with cut up pieces of tissue paper and add string for a tail.
Check out this idea from Blessings Overflowing.
Letter Sound Printable
Phonics is the key pre-cursor to learning to read.
I love this fun printable from The Measured Mom.
Leaf Name Game
Get outdoors and go on a leaf hunt.
Once you have your leaves, use them to write your child’s first name down.
Help your preschooler put the letters in order, and then practice writing down the name.
Pumpkin Seed Printable
Letter matching with pumpkin seeds is the perfect fall activity.
The Kindergarten Connection has an adorable printable.
Sight Word Coloring
This is a great introduction to sight words.
Crayons and the printable from Tot Schooling is all you need.
Pumpkin Apple Stamps
Apples turned into pumpkins using paint.
See the whole idea here from Frugal Mom, Eh!
Find the Letter on the Pumpkin
I first saw this idea on Hands on As We Grow.
Draw a pumpkin and write letters.
Call out a letter and have your preschooler find the letter.
This sheet from The Phonics Phenomenon is perfect for reviewing letter sounds.
We went through it several times to practice each letter sound.
Once again, we are using magnetic letters!!
Find my favorites here:
Use this printable from The Letters of Literacy and magnetic letters to find the missing one.
Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
This is the perfect matching and sequencing activity for preschoolers.
I used this YouTube video to listen to the song and matched the animals as we listened.
As an extra activity, we tried to remember the order the next time around on our own without the video.
Letter Tracing with Pom Poms
This is a perfect review activity.
Have your little one match up the pompoms to the letter printable.
Scarecrow Letter Patches
I love this idea from Jodi at Growing Book by Book.
Draw a scarecrow and decorate with letter patches.
Here are 3 Fall Crafts we did to end our Fall Unit:
Pumpkin Pie Craft
This is adorable.
Sponge Paint a Monster
The original craft was to use blow paint the monsters with straws.
I did not quite think my 2-year-old was ready for that activity so we sponge painted instead.
See the original idea here by The Seasoned Mom (or sponge paint a cute monster like we did!)
I love paper plate crafts.
By keeping paper plates and construction paper on hand, I know we can find a little craft or activity to do together.
Fall Leaves Matching Game
My toddler and preschooler are all about matching.
Have your little one gain confidence as they match each one.
Autumn Animals Tracing
This is the perfect pre-writing exercise for preschoolers.