Preschool Lessons for the Letter I
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The letter I was tons of fun – and my big kids even took part in putting together some of the activities. They make very good preschool teachers, too!
An insect poster graces our alphabet wall.
Icky experiment #1 – a miniature volcano
The volcano was made by my older son very simply. Play dough was formed into a volcano shape with a deep hole in the center. A tad bit of baking soda was placed in the hole, then vinegar was poured into the hole for the reaction.
Icky experiment #2 – slime
Mix one part Elmer’s glue with one part liquid starch and a little food coloring. It’s that simple.
Tactile experiment #1 – getting insects out of ice
Freeze some plastic insects in a small bowl of water. Let your little one use whatever materials you like to get the insects out. We used a dropper and warm water, salt, a spoon for ice picking and safety goggles.
Tactile experiment #2 – painting with ice
We happen to have an insect shaped ice cube container. I froze colored water and let him paint with the insects. I also froze regular ice cubes in this container throughout the week for special drinks.
Playing instruments keeps Eli busy for a long time.
We inked the I’s from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Inchworm activities – measuring, patterning, matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Color matching and small motor practice had nothing to do with the letter I, but placing colored paper clips onto colored cardstock was a fun activity this week.
Ditto straw stringing. Clip colorful straws into 1-2″ pieces and string them on shoe laces.