For those of you considering a summer home preschool program, here are some resources we are using:
- Get a free Print Dashed font download. With this you can type any word and print for your child to practice writing.
- Confessions of a Homeschooler has free printables and tons of alphabet activity ideas. Just click her ABC’s and 123′s button.
- We are using ZooPhonics and loving it! It uses movement to help small children learn letter sounds.
- Alphabet Activities and printables from First School.
Shapes and Patterns:
- We love the Power Magnets found on Amazon. You can draw shapes on a white board with a dry erase marker and have the children copy with magnets. You can also use them to make patterns, letters and group by color.
- I have cut several shapes out of construction paper, laminated them and put them on a keyring. We will use it to go on a shape hunt through the house, yard and on various outings (including grocery shopping).
- More shape activities via Confessions of a Homeschooler.
- Another key ring, this time full of colors for a daily color hunt.
- The pink flower shown above is actually part of a board book I purchased at the Dollar Tree and cut up to use as flash cards. I couldn’t find any color flash cards that I liked, so I improvised!
- Printable coloring pages. You could also look for a color-themed coloring book at the local dollar store.
- Paint Brush color matching, color words and color puzzle activities can be found on Confessions of a Homeschooler.
- Our circle time number activity is the Number Hop. We are progressively working our way to the number ten this summer, and our little dollar store frog (attached with velcro) is hopping from number to number as we go! Once he lands on the number of the week, we leave him there and remove the number card. It gets used for various counting activities throughout the rest of the class time.
- Lots of number review activities from Confession of a Homeschooler. I love that blog, in case you didn’t notice.
- Making Learning Fun has a huge list of activities and free printables.
- Tons of preschool packs from Homeschool Creations.
- Free holiday tot kits from Lawteedah.
- Free tot kits from Mama’s Monkeys.
- Tons of free tot kids from 1+1=1.
- 2TeachingMommies has several preschool packs and many activity ideas.
- Ideas galore for preschool activities from Homeschool Share.