Letter A

## Wednesday, August 24, 2016

### Letter A

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Here is what we did for our preschool week on the alphabet letter a.

If you are looking for ideas for teaching the alphabet to kids in a letter of the week type aproach, you are going to love our letter units.

Here is the first, Letter A

## Letter A

### Practice Making the Letter A for Preschoolers

We practiced making the letter a using several fun, hands on, and FREE printable preschool worksheets. We did one worksheet, read one book, and did one activity a day

### Apple Stamping

We did the “classic” preschool activity where kids use actual apples to make apple prints. I saw on Pinterest (lots of places) the idea of cutting the apple like this to give kids a handle. Genius!

### Sorting Upper & Lowercase A’s

We had some fun sorting upper and lower case As’s with our Letter A Apple Trees.

### A is for Airplane

We made an A is for airplane craft. See how we made the Simple Airplane Craft for Kids.

### Letter A Math & Science

Fold a paper airplane for each person – it doesn’t need to be anything fancy. {Just in case you don’t know how – here is a great You Tube Tutorial}

Take the airplanes outside or to a large room and standing at the same starting line, fly them. Give the children a measuring tape and have help them measure how far each airplane went.  Whose went the farthest?

Let everyone make modifications and do a 2nd test. Again, have your child measure how far each one went. This is a great way to introduce measurement and numbers.

Now add a paperclip to the front of your airplane. Have your child make a hypothesis {educated guess} if it will go farther this time. Repeat your test. Was your hypothesis correct?

Finally add the paperclip to the back of your airplane. Have your child make a new hypothesis as to how far the airplane will go. Repeat your test. Not your observations.

### Airport Creative Play

Set-up chairs two in front of each other to make your own airplane.You can print out a passport and plane tickets free here.

If you have a small suitcase, get it out – your kids will enjoy playing with it! Roll play going through security, immigration, boarding an airplane, stowing your carry-ons, the take off, serving beverages and retrieving your luggage.

### Letter A Book Recommendations

Here are some of our favorite Letter A books:

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