I have three young kiddos close in age – like 30 months between all of them close. This makes homeschooling a bit tricky on occasion. My oldest of the three has struggled with learning letter sounds and remembering them, while the younger two seem to pick it up fairly quickly. So this year, I decided that we needed to do more hands-on learning and be really pro-active in our letters and sounds to see if we could get that light bulb to turn on in his little mind.
So over the course of the next 26-weeks, I will be sharing with you printables, crafts, activities, books and recipes for each letter of the alphabet! Hopefully this will inspire you in your homeschool journey to make these younger years full of FUN and LEARNING!
Check out these 27 Letter A Crafts over at Crystal & Co
Apple Pie Scented Playdough (No Cream of Tartar)
31 Must Read Letter 'A' Books:
Apple Annie Farmer | Monica Wellington
Amazing Airplanes | Tony Mitton
A Letter to Amy | Ezra Jack Keats
A is for America | Devin Scillian
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day | Judith Viorst
Hey, Little Ant | Phillip M. Hoose
One Hundred Hungry Ants | Elinor J Pinczes
The Biggest Apple Ever | Steven Kroll
Amanda and her Alligator | Mo Willems
An Anteater Named Arthur | Bernard Waber
Dr. Seuss' ABC | Dr. Seuss
Alexander, Who Used to be Rich last Sunday | Judith Viorst
Amelia Bedelia | Peggy Parish
Animal Cafe | John Stadler
Alligator Shoes | Arthur Dorros
How Do Apples Grow? | Betsy Maestro
A Day at the Airport | Richard Scarry
The Icky, Sticky Anteater | Dawn Bentley
Baby Alligator | Ginjer L Clarke
Zack's Alligator | Shirley Mozelle
Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom | Bill Martin Jr.
Apples, Apples, Apples | Nancy Wallace
Are You an Ant? | Judy Allen
Arthur's Eyes | Marc Brown
Autumn Leaves | Ken Robbins
Johnny Appleseed | Jodie Shepherd
Ten Apples Up on Top | Dr. Seuss
There's an Alligator Under my Bed | Mercer Mayer
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World | Marjorie Priceman
The Apple Pie Tree | Zoe Hall
The Lady with the Alligator Purse | Nadine Bernard Westcott
ABC Handwriting Cookies – if you're really ambitious, do these every week!
Other snack/food ideas include: Apple slices, avocado slices, apricots, asparagus, ants on a log (celery filled with peanut butter & topped with chocolate chips),
Other great resources
Letter Block letters are a great way to fill in with objects that begin with the letter being studied.
Letter of the Week Lesson Plans from Meet Penny.
Want more ideas? Follow me on Pinterest and check out my Homeschool: Letter Aa board!
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.