{Totally 3} Letter A Review

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

As we jumped back into school last week, I just wasn’t sure how much Thing 3 had retained from our long break off.  So I decided that it might be best to do a couple of weeks of review for Thing 2.  So we started back with the letter A.

Thing 2 has been really interested lately in helping me in the kitchen lately, so I have changed started making some of his alphabet activities relate to food.  I have created the Yummy ABCs.  This week was the letter A for apples.  I though about adding asparagus, but there was no way he was going to go near that.

You can download what I have of the Yummy Letter A {HERE}.

Since it was a review week, we didn’t get to everything and I didn’t take very many pictures.


Thing 2 completed the pre writing and letter A sheet.  I let him use a pencil, but he asked to use the dry erase markers.


This week in math Thing 2, worked on sorting by colors and shape.  He also ordered apples from biggest to smallest.  We also worked on graphing.  He loves using the do a dot markers.  Lastly, we worked on patterns.

Pre Reading:

For pre reading practice, I read him a book and had him point out all the letters he recognized.

Letter Activity:

We did several different letter activities.  He did a do a dot page, a poking page, and a letter maze.


My plan this week was to make homemade applesauce, but we didn’t get to it.  Instead I took the boys to the zoo since it was going to be 75 degrees.  However, here is how you would do it.


apples (3-4 lbs.)

1. Core and peel all the apples.
2.  Cut into approximately 1 inch pieces.
3A.  Then steam until soft.  Once soft, add a little bit of the water and mash until the desired consistency.
3B.  If you don’t want to steam the apples, you can put them in a pot with water covering them and boil until soft.  Remove from water and put into a bowl.  Mash the apples.  You may want to add a little bit of the water from the pot that you cooked the apples.  Mash until your apples are the desired consistency.


Do you have any yummy recipes for apples?  Leave a comment and share with us.

Comments: 4

  1. We’ll have to try your applesauce recipe. I’m sure my girls would love to see how we make it. Applesauce is one of their favorite snacks.


  2. Jill says:

    I am just hopping over to thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop! Love the pre-reading skills you are working on (and who doesn’t love the Dot-A-Dot paint!). I tried making applesauce this past fall, one recipe worked and the other was awful!

  3. Katie says:

    Mmmmm applesauce! I’ve never made it before. My mom works at an apple farm in the fall (it’s her fun retirement job!) and they make AMAZING applesauce…but its JUST apples. That’s it! I’m salivating just thinking out it….Anyway your activities sound so fun! Thanks so much for linking up with Thrifty Thursday!