Category: Letter Pp

{Story & Art} : A Penguin Story

This weeks story and art project is from one of Thing 2’s favorie books, A Penguin Story by Antoinette Potis.

A Penguin Story is a cute story about Edna the penguin who is looking for something.  She is looking for a color other than black, white or blue.  Eventually, she finds humans who are dressed in orange.

Our simple art project was inspired by the artwork throughout the book.  Using light blue, black and white construction paper.  I cut out an “Edna” for each boy that they glued onto the paper.  Then using a scrap of white paper, they tore pieces of to make snow.

Thing 1 thought this was a lot of fun.  Thing 2 loved make his “baby Edna,” but then all he wanted to do was cut his Edna out because he “just really likes to cut things out.”  Whatever floats his boat.

What fun penguin activities have you done?

{Totally 3} : P is for Penguins

In case you didn’t know, Thing 2 loves penguins.  So I knew this week was going to be a big hit for Thing 2.

We practice counting 1-15 using our little penguins.  We also continued to work on locations such as top, bottom, left and right.

He also practiced writing the numbers 1 and 2.

Thing 2 did his letters maze, circle the letter, and putting the pieces together.

Thing 2 helped me locate the letters P and p in several books this week.  He has also started to notice letters on different signs and such as we are out and about.

Like I noticed last week Thing 2 does a much better job of knowing the sounds of the letters than the names of the letters.

Although we didn’t do as many hands on activities as we did last week, Thing 2 still had a great time learning since he was able to play with the penguins all week during school time.

{HERE} is a copy of the printables I made for the week.

How was your week?

Yummy ABC Printables

Towards the end of last year, Thing 2 showed a real interest in helping me in the kitchen.  Thus, I created Yummy ABCs for him.  However, as with any three-year old, his interest have changed.

I had created most of the alphabet and since we will not be using them, I won’t be writing any blog post about them.  So, in case there is anyone out there who might find them helpful, I thought I would put the whole collection that I completed in one blog post.

Each letter includes:
Beginning Writing
Letter Writing Practice
Blackout Game
Letter Maze
Lacing or Punching Pages
and more!

Letter A
Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
Letter F
Letter G
Letter H
Letter I
Letter J
Letter K
Letter L
Letter M
Letter N
Letter O
Letter P
Letter Q
Letter R
Letter S
Letter T
Letter U
Letter V
Just to let you know, I have not done the final editing on most of them.  I usually do that once we have worked through them.  However, since we never worked through them, they were never fully edited.

Hope you enjoy!