Happy Presidents' Day! This holiday is pretty exciting where we live because students are off from school for the entire week! While my preschooler is home from school, we'll have plenty of time for playdates, relaxing at home and of course I'll sneak in a little learning time too! This week's preschool activity trays are a bit of a hodgepodge....a Presidents' Day activity, a snowman poem, a Valentine's Day book, letter writing practice and polar region animal cards. As you can tell we're playing catch-up on a few activities we ran out of time for earlier this winter! Here's what our preschool activity trays look like:
I kept this tray simple and only included sorting pennies and quarters since this is my preschooler's first money activity and first time learning about the presidents. You can download a copy of this printable HERE.
I have wanted to set-up a poetry tray for some time now and finally got around to it! Last week we had quite a bit of snow around here and we were finally able to build a snowman! So I picked a cute snowman poem from CanTeach and set-up this poetry tray. You can download a copy of this poem HERE.
My preschooler is so anxious to read! The only problem is she only knows a handful of sight words making reading even the simplest Ready to Read books a bit too challenging. So I created this super simple reader all about pets. It's repetitious and only includes a few sight words! You can download a copy of this reader HERE.
This week we'll group letters into families by the way they look and by the way they are formed (tall letters, round letters etc.) and practice writing a couple letters from one family group. In the picture I show the lined side of the dry erase board, but I think we'll most likely use the the backside of the board without lines so my preschooler doesn't get frustrated trying to stay in the lines.
Last month my preschooler used these 3 part "Montessori" cards to match-up animal pictures and learn the names of each polar animal. This time I plan to review the names of the animals and play a memory match-up game with her.