"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Playschool: Letters J & K

Once spring arrived, our learning activities came to a screetching halt. Instead of covering a letter in a generous 2-week time frame, we are now averaging about one a month. At any rate, here is what I can remember of the letters J and K.

Letter J

Mystery Box:
Jesus, jewelry, jar, jackrabbit, Jack-o-lantern, picture of Julia, St. Julia statue, and Jellybeans (not pictured because they were immediately consumed)

Books we Enjoyed:
The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed  by Eileen Christelow
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure by Laura Joffe Numeroff
My "J" Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure

Food We Ate:
Jam, Jello, and Jellybeans
Perhaps his first time eating Jello - he was obviously pleased

So was baby sister


I really loved the activity ideas on Natural Beach Living for this letter, so we basically just did that!

We buried jewels in shaving cream:
"You put in one and I'll put in six."

Then we had fun playing in the squishy shaving cream
and when we were done, we put all the jewels in the strainer and washed them off.

I put numbers on an old muffin container and then gave him a bowl of Jellybeans. He then put the corresponding number of jellybeans into each muffin cup (then gobbled them up!).
We practiced unscrewing jars - this was surprisingly easy for him at 3.5 years old.
We locked up some jewelry and he practiced unlocking them.

 He also practiced spreading jam on bread. 

Our letter craft was a jellyfish.

Letter K

Mystery Box:
Keys, Koala bear, Kangaroo, kite, and kaleidoscope

Books we Enjoyed:
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
The Kettles Get New Clothes by Dayle Ann Dodds
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
Kipper Books by Mick Inkpen
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik

Food We Ate:

Kiwi and a Kitty sandwich


After reading Katy No-Pocket, we looked up videos of a kangaroo with a baby in it's pouch. We also borrowed a few Kipper videos from the library.

We formed letters with our new Wikki Stix pack.

We played kitchen - I gave them each a bowl, some utensils, dried beans, pasta, and a spice jar filled with rainbow rice.

Andy was pretty thrilled to come home and find this one.

 We made a kite out of contact paper and tissue paper.
We picked out a balloon and then flew it like a kite outside.

Our letter craft was a kangaroo.

1 comment:

  1. Kids are such a joy!

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