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Today I had the joy of teaching concepts of print to my three-year-old.
Concepts of print. Sounds real exciting, huh?
To a three-year-old, you bet it is!
I chose an activity from my giant All About Me Theme pack.
First, we pinned our pocket chart up on the bulletin board. This handy tool is left from my teaching days, and I’m thrilled I get to pull it out to use with my own kids!
Next, I pulled out all the words I had printed and cut out from the download you’ll find at the end of this post. My Three helped me sort the cards by those with pictures and those without. (You can see the little hand of my 19-month-old, who wasn’t about to be left out!)
In the download you’ll find a variety of options for building sentences. This time I decided we would build five simple sentences.
“I can see the…”
“I can smell the…”
“I can touch the…”
“I can taste the…”
“I can hear the…”
For each sentence, my Three helped me find each word.
(Meanwhile, my One was staying busy in her own way!)
He was able to find the words “I” and “can” without any trouble. He knows the letter I, of course (thanks and could find “can” by the sound /k/. I helped him find the other words. He chose which picture card to put at the end of each sentence.
(Note: The point of this activity was not to teach him to read. That will come later. The point was to teach the concept of word.)
This was the fun part! After we built the sentences, I pulled out our brand new pointers (which we LOVE – so glad I ordered the long ones!), and he pointed to teach word as he “read” it. I put read in quotes there because he really does not know these words in isolation.
By pointing to each word and naming it, he is learning SO much.
- Print goes from left to right.
- Each word you speak matches a single word of print.
- Sentences have to make sense.
When we had built all the sentences, he “read” through them a number of times. And later, when Daddy came home, he remembered them and read them again.
And Little Miss Copycat had her turn too!
We hope you enjoy our pocket chart sentences for the five senses!
Get your free five senses pocket chart sentences!
Five Senses Theme for Preschool
This unit includes easy-to-follow circle time lessons, with original rhymes and songs!
Is this freebie still available? When I click on the icon to download I can’t get anything to happen. Thank you!
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. When you click on the green box to download the file, you’ll be invited to enter your email address. As soon as you enter that info, the file will be sent to your email immediately. Open the email and click on the blue link that says something like, “CLAIM YOUR OFFER.” Enjoy the freebie!
Thanks for your wonderful work.
You’re welcome, Shad!
Can I download or purchase just the 5 senses clip cards?
No, I’m sorry, Marianna. They are only part of the set.
Ok, Thanks anyways.
Faiza Saal Slabbert
Thank you so much for another great activity. It’s very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome!
thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us. it has been a big help to me.
I’m so glad to hear that, Tracey!
it is a lovely activity very nice thanks a lot all your resources very nice can you send me an activity for building sentence for kindergarten 2? thanks again Anna
I’m glad you can use this, Nesreen! This activity is also designed for kindergarten; I don’t have different sets for K.
Your resources are wonderful!!!.I am a teacher in Kenya and have just discovered
your website. I plan to home school my 3 year old grand daughter using these resources because we live far from quality child care programs.
I’m so glad you can use my resources with your granddaughter, Catherine!
Kimberly J. Welch
VERY disappointed with this link. All I want is the 5 senses clip cards which are advertised as FREE and it has taken me an hour to even be able to get access to this stuff and now I find out that it’s really $12! What the heck. I am not paying that for a few clip cards. Very, very misleading!
No, the five senses clip cards are not advertised as free. Where do you see that? The main image is a set of pocket chart sentences, which are indeed free. Maybe someone pinned the clip cards to Pinterest and wrote that they were free, but I certainly didn’t do that. I’m sorry you were disappointed, but if you’d look around this website, especially my free printables page, you’d see that 95% of what I share is completely free, which is much more than you will find on nearly any other website.
Also, you wouldn’t be paying $12 for “a few clip cards.” You’d be paying $12 for a very high quality set of printable cards, pocket chart sentences, books, learning centers, activity pages, and more. Frankly, $12 is a pretty amazing deal if you check around Teachers Pay Teachers and see what other sellers are charging.
It does say free on your web page. Also, i purchased your all about me package and i only received one part of the clip arts which is the touch.
Hi Elena! Yes, it says “free pocket chart sentences” which is what you’ll find when you click on the green download button. Everything else is in the paid bundle. There are three downloads to the bundle, so be sure to check all three. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to email me and I’ll make sure you can find what you’re looking for. It’s anna(at)themeasuredmom(dot)com.
Is there a way to purchase just the clip cards, I would really like to use them for a center with my kinders.
No – it just comes in the bundle. I think you should check out the bundle though – it’s PACKED with useful materials.
Thank you so much for sharing! I believe the children are really going to like this activity!
I hope you get a chance to try it, Alicia!
I just ordered from you and also downloaded it off of teachers pay teachers\
I hope you and your students enjoy the pack, Elizabeth!
Thanks so much for another great activity.
Love all your ideas. I have been a Head Start teacher for almost 15 years and I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing!
You’re very welcome, Donna! Thanks so much for reading.
How can I download the freebie on the 5 senses?
This is Kate, Anna’s assistant. Please click on the green box that says, “CLICK HERE TO GET THE FREE PRINTABLE.” Then you’ll enter your email address and the file will be sent to your inbox. You should have it right away. If you can’t find the email, please check your spam, junk, trash, or promotions folders. Thanks!