Last week, we studied the letter I. Since it’s getting to be warmer weather, I thought insects would be the perfect theme to go with the letter I! We enjoyed our week.
You’ll find plenty of activities from other very creative mamas, but I also included some of my own free printables to go with the insect theme. Maybe you could use them, too!
I Do-a-dot–he decided to connect the capital and lower case i’s
I Tracing–I placed a green dot to show him where to begin with forming his letters. I plan on printing all these tracer pages out, mounting them, and laminating them when I get a “free moment” (What’s a free moment, you might ask…I have no idea).
Of course, you can’t forget Starfall!
The next few printables are ones I made. You can click each title to download.
Back in the summer, ALuv did this same game with the -ug family, but we adapted it last week to review some letters/sounds.
Here’s the pocket chart set up (with MBug posing). The object of the game is to hide the bug behind a rug while the child closes his/her eyes. After the child opens his eyes, you give hints as to where the bug is hiding and the child tries to find the bug.
MBug was hilarious with this game. She sat in my lap and “helped”. Every time I’d tell NJoy he could open his eyes, and I’d open my mouth to start giving hints, she’d start yelling the letter name: “S! S!” or “N! N!” I guess she really wanted NJoy to find the bug! 🙂
There’s also an emergent reader version (with “I see” sentences) on the download.
I drew the body of a ladybug on red construction paper and he drew the “dots”. (I just love the grip on the marker, don’t you?? Some days he’s got it and some days he just goes for it any way he can!)
Insect do-a-dotting with numbers 1-20
What’s Different?-He REALLY likes doing these!
Discovery Toy’s Busy Bug Game-This game touches on color matching and patterns.
Chunky Bug Puzzle-she did this one over and over again
CRAFT: Butterfuly Sun Catchers (Great for Fine Motor)
I shared how I adapted this craft with MBug on my Facebook page. I like to post extra tips and literacy ideas on my FB page.
We read several “bug” books this week, including:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
The Grouchy Ladybug (Eric Carle)
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog (Jack Kent)
The Lamb and the Butterfly (Arnold Sundgaard)
Over in the Garden (Jennifer Ward)
I Wish I Were a Butterfly (James Howe)
Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies (Harriet Ziefert)
This post was linked to Carisa’s I is for Iguana Tot School.
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