Category Archives: Writing

Writing Tray

Up-Cycled Writing Tray

I created a writing tray from a recycled box that has been a big help for my three-year-old. It makes writing a more feeling activity and this helps her to understand the lines that she is creating. I recommend that before you start to use this tray that you create a few letter and shape card and have your child trace them with their fingers. This will help them to learn the lines and curves. Once they have done that for a while you can then move on to this writing tray.

Numbers 6-10 Pre-Writing Activity

We have been having  really hectic weeks lately, and it’s been leaving me with less time to plan activities. That’s okay with my girls because they love when we learn on the fly, and that’s exactly what we did with this week’s Early Childhood Education Theme: Numbers 6-10.

 

With no real plan in mind that means I didn’t pull any resources for the week, so I had to use what was at hand. In the end, we ended up with a week long hands-on pre-writing activity that was engaging and creative for both my two and five-year-olds.
Some of the skills we focused on were: counting, tracing and following directions.
Home-made color counting book and activites for preschool aged kids

Counting Colors Book and Activity

Welcome to another Early Childhood Educational Wednesday post, where a team of homeschool and education bloggers share some free hands on lessons once a week. This week’s Theme is Colors, last week we covered All About Me. This week I am sharing about a oops on momma’s part that turned into a fun lesson

I was going to do a craft with the girls. When we went to grab some materials we discover that we had no brown pom poms to work with. 🙁 That means momma needs to go to the store and, I don’t do store runs unless I have a nice list.

So to figure out what other color pom poms I needed, I pulled out our color cards (given to me by my best friend, I laminated them to keep them safe to pass on). We laid them on the table and the girls went and grabbed one pom pom of each color. From there they figured out which colors were missing.

After we figured what colors were missing we looked at our jars and guessed which colors we had the least of. To see if we were right we placed all the pom poms on their colors, then counted each color.

Preschool Theme: All About Me

All About Me Booklet

Welcome to another Early Childhood Educational Wednesday post. This weeks Preschool Theme: All About Me , last week we covered Teaching Responsibility.

We had a very fun week learning all about ourselves. I tried to present activities that both of my girls could participate in. Each one got something different out of each activity and with each activity they discovered a few new things about themselves and that makes me happy.

 

With our “All About Me” topic I touched on

  • Name
  • My Body
  • My Likes
  • Family
  • Emotions

 

We put together an All About Me book for each of the girls and we took our time putting it together. So by the end of the week we had a nice sized book that covered a few areas about that I touched on.