The Letter I

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.

Sorting insects and non-insects was a great science activity.

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.

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