Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fallin' in Love with Letters!

Fall is here! Yay!! J
The chill is in the air and the leaves are changing colors! 
    The Fall season is probably my favorite season when it comes to fun crafts and activities. I have many  ideas in mind…let’s see how much I can actually accomplish in the classroom or at home.
    In my classroom, we are Falling in Love with Letters! We have been doing lots of work with letter identification, but more specifically, our focus is on the letters in our names.
    I made these fall tree mats into an alphabet matching game.
    The munchkins used our new alphabet stampers to stamp out the letters of their names.

    And my aide had her heart set out on this Fall Tree art.  Isn’t it the cutest thing?

  And my munchkins even got some fine motor work when I put out some faux leaves, a Fall Scene Mat and some tweezers!
I had some little cheaters...but that only showed me that they need some more fine motor practice to strengthen those little muscles in their fingers! 
And then I had some kiddos that really were focused on the task!

     I even got my own little one excited about Fall!
     I recently subscribed to Scholastic Weekly, for my own personal use at home. We read through “Busy, Busy Squirrel”, and had fun with the “I Spy” type activity on the back. 
And then, I decided to start our own Fall unit at home!
     Here, I took some foam leaves and wrote the letters of her name on each one and had her stick them onto a Fall Tree Template I created.

     Click here to get your own copy of this tree and I am sure you can come up with several fun ideas on how to use this!!



  1. Thanks so much for linking up with such a great freebie today at TBA and your pictures are wonderful!
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    1. Thanks... I wanted to make something simple that can be used in different ways!

  2. Great ideas! Thank you for joining my linky party. I am your newest follower! Christine

    1. Thanks for following! I look forward to sharing prek ideas with you!

  3. Awesome ideas Sara! Hope you are doing well!
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    1. Thanks... All is well here. The school year is underway and well, so far its been good. =) Hope all is well with you!!