This week we learned Kk is for Kites and Kings. We started the week with this worksheet from Beginning Learning and I couldn't believe how well they did with it! Not only did they find all the K's, they dotted them perfectly with no help at all. I'm sure that 2 1/2 year olds should probably be able to do this, but I've never tested them and they did great! Using some contact paper, torn up tissue paper and popsicle sticks, we made a suncatcher kite... We had friends over for a Kings (and Queens) tea party and decorated kite shaped sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles - yum! - and decorated paper crowns to wear for our party.After they made the crowns, they wanted to wear them for the rest of the day! We rolled out playdoh into snakes and shaped the letter K (a favorite from last week)... The last thing we did this week was sponge painting to make a kite collage with the letter Kk. I cut a kitchen sponge into kite shapes and they dipped them in paint to press onto the paper. Once it dried, I added the 'strings and cross bars' to the kites. After I cut the sponges into kite shapes, I realized that the leftover corners made kites too when they were rearranged. I quickly drew a 'puzzle' on a piece of cardboard and they figured out how to assemble the kites based on sizes, shapes and colors. Not too shabby for a freebie! We have family visiting next week (yay!) but we're going to press on with the letter Ll. Any good ideas for activities? I'm linking to Tot School at 1+1+1=1
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