Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities

Learning to Write His Name

It’s been awhile since my last post.
I’ve been posting fewer home activities since I started sending Caleb to preschool. We’ll be going to the big school next school year!

Anyway, I wanted to share this great activity for learning to write one’s name 🙂 Thank you Teacher Nicole for sharing this with me!

I printed Caleb’s name on paper and had it laminated. The font I used was the KG Primary Dots Lined. I started with all capital letters since this was easier for him to write.

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You can use both sides of the laminate. I put numbers at the back.

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Caleb used a whiteboard marker to write. Easy to write with and erase for reuse! He learned to write his name in all capital letters but he needed to master writing his complete name.

So here… (hindsight: Maybe it would’ve been better if I taught him to write his complete name instead of just CALEB.)

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I left the last line blank with just lines so he could write his name by himself without tracing 🙂

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How did you teach your kids to write their name? Please share or comment! I would love to hear from you! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted in All Kid Activities, Life Schooling, Literacy Activities, The World is Our Classroom

World Classroom: Supermarket

I bring Caleb to the supermarket with me every week. I think its high time he gets his own list of things to buy. This is a great application for reading, counting, and matching real objects to pictures.
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When we arrived at the supermarket, I gave Caleb the list. He was able to “read” it easily and was happy to see that there was broccoli on the list (this is his favorite vegetable).
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As we made our way to the fruit and vegetable aisle, Caleb picked up a couple of things on his own. When we reached the fruit and vegetable section, he got so excited to complete his list!
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He crossed out the items that he already put in his cart.
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Caleb got all the things on his list pretty fast. He was so proud that he could “read” his list all by himself. I should add more items to his list next week!
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Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

Animal Action Dice

I made these using Caleb’s building toys. We took turns rolling them and acting out feelings and making animal sounds. This was a fun way to teach feelings and play pretend at the same time!
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Here’s Caleb as a surprised tiger.
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Another way we do animal actions is by using this book by Karen Pandell and Art Wolfe.
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It has wonderfully clear pictures of animals and children imitating them. Easy for Caleb to “read” and copy even when I’m busy doing other things.
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How about you, what do you like to do for pretend play with your kids? Any recommendations? I would love to hear from you!