I really wanted to make an Environmental Print ABC book, be we don't get the paper so we don't have any coupons or fliers that would have popular names brands in them. (like McDonalds, or any other name brands the kids would recognize)
I did find a teachers resource magazine, so I cut out lots of pictures from it. I also had a random Fred's flier that came in the mail, so we had food pictures too. We started our Beginning Sounds ABC Chart. We did not finish, since we had a lot of pictures, but we will come back and keep working on it from time to time. Maybe even tonight with Daddy!
Our supplies: Chart divided into sections and labeled, baggie of pictures, glue. I started with the glue stick, but ended up using runny glue instead. It really doesn't matter.
The activity was pretty simple. The kids chose a picture from the baggie, said the name of the picture and placed it under the letter that matches its beginning sound.
I should have done better when adding the pictures to make sure I didn't include any digraphs (ch, ph, wh, etc..) but I was just trying to get things ready, so I didn't pay much attention. A few slipped through as you can see in the video.
It took a little extra guidance, but he got it. In fact, he did all of the beginning sounds. Abby and Andy could tell me the name of the pictures, but only Isaac could identify the beginning sounds. That's probably because the twins don't play with the Leap Frog letter thingy as much as Isaac did. We'll work on it. :)
Here is Abby putting down her picture of 'cake'.
Isaac putting down his picture of 'sunshine'.
Andy was not impressed. He put down 2 'train's and a 'tree', but after that he was done. He colored quietly the rest of the time. I think he didn't like having to wait his turn.
So, Abby and Isaac did around 5 more turns apiece before Abby dropped out.
I moved her to her high chair so she wouldn't color on the table. She tends to use everything as her canvas, including herself.
Isaac kept working pretty well, but it wasn't as fun without siblings to help.
So here is our started project. The "C" page filled up quickly. We probably won't work on it tomorrow. I want Ike to work on his 3-letter words some more. We might pick it back up on Thursday.
p.s. if you get the paper and want to save some fliers for us, you would be my new favorite person! Or you could help by cutting labels off of boxes of things that you use around the house. (after you're done using them of course) Like Coke labels, or cereal or pizza boxes, McDonalds bags... anything you think they would recognize.
(Isaac read Papa Johns, he didn't just call it 'pizza', so that tells me he knows his brands!)