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We did it! We made it to the last week of our series of alphabet activities for toddlers.
We had to keep our activities short this week. That’s because I was cleaning the house for overnight guests, which always takes a couple of days. After seven years of work, my husband is graduating with his PhD (yay!).
Thankfully, my daughter already knew letter Z’s name at the beginning of the week – so there was no need to do more than a handful of activities.
Here is a very simple art activity, and the only one we did for the week: Zero prints! We used a canning ring and washable tempera paint.
Here’s another freebie you can get at This Reading Mama’s site – a book of letter Z pictures that your child can color. We read the book first. Then my daughter colored until she tired of it (I don’t think she made it through the whole book this time).
Now that we’ve been doing alphabet activities for over a year, I pulled out this advanced activity from Letters of Literacy. My daughter pulled block letters (from this great toy) out of a pot, located them on the page, and colored them.
Actually, we took turns coloring the letters, because she didn’t feel like doing it all herself.
I thought that she might enjoy helping me make play dough letters. This wasn’t her favorite, though, so we only did a couple pages. It’s still very hard for her to roll play dough snakes by herself, so I did most of the rolling. You can find these pages at 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
We’ve done very few focused math activities with this series because my daughter simply wasn’t ready for them. But she did like doing these zoo counting mats with me. I counted aloud as she placed each gem on the circles.
Finally, here’s a great vocabulary builder! I named the pictures, and she covered them using poker chips. You can get these picture cards (plus some colorful letter cards) in the free download below.
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