Exploring The Letter V: Vegetables, Volcanoes, and Violins

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At the beginning of our letter exploration, we start by looking at the letter and tracing this letter with our fingers. During this time, I make the sound that particular letter makes and LC repeats it back to me.We use an alphabet placemat for this portion. We then sing the ABC song, putting emphasis on the letter we will be learning about. Since the school year is back in full swing, I’m not with LC all day anymore. Ugh! We now take about 5 to 7 days to get through each letter. You may find that time frame is either too long, or too short, for your own little one, but it works for us.




The idea behind OUR letter units is to provide opportunities for hands on learning that allow LC to learn each of her letters, the sounds they make, and to make real world connections with these letters, while also touching on other concepts and subject areas. For example, when we were working on the letter A, we learned that the word “apple” starts with A. Rather than just leaving it at that, we took that opportunity to learn more about apples. How they grow, what colors they come in, the different ways we can use them, and so on. There is an opportunity to learn something new every single day and we fully plan on taking advantage of these opportunities. Here are our activity and projects all about the letter V ! Be sure to check out our previous post: ” Exploring The Letter U: Umbrellas and Unicorns “.

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Eating our vegetables has never really been a problem for us, THANKFULLY, but for many parents, the struggle is REAL! If you are finding yourself in that situation, here are some activities and project ideas for learning about vegetables, how they grow, why they are essential to our a well-balanced diet, and to experiment. We’ve listed some of our own project ideas, but we also searched around for other ideas to help children of all ages learn about vegetables and encourage them to eat the rainbow!

Here are the activities we did for this portion of our exploration of the letter V:

Zucchini Muffins

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Zucchini Muffins are a staple in our household. The best part about these tasty snacks? They’re sweet and taste nothing like a vegetable! Which is the goal when trying to your picky eater to get their veggies in for the day. Check out this simple muffin recipe from our post ” Cooking With Toddlers: Yummy Zucchini Muffins “. We promise you won’t be disappointed !

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Last Christmas, we made this adorable felt garden for LC. This is a great dramatic play activity for little ones and it’s actually pretty easy to put together yourself after a quick trip to a craft store. As far are the container for the garden, we used an old diaper box and covered it with fabric. You can find wooden crafts at your local craft store, but using this old diaper box was more convenient for us and allowed us to re-purpose rather than throwing the box out. We didn’t take pictures of the creation process for our box, but here is an AMAZING tutorial post that gives you step by step directions on how you can create your own box. Seriously, this tutorial is amazing and I kind of wish I had it when I made ours last year!

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Vegetable Coloring Sheets – Here is a link to the coloring sheets and “try something new ” chart we used for this portion of our letter exploration unit.

Here are some great links to other blogs and sites for more veggie themed educational connects and project ideas:

How To Teach Nutrition To Kids

23 Books About Vegetables 

Scrub Those Veggies: Sensory Table Play

More Veggie Coloring Pages For Your Toddler

Fruit and Vegetables Activities For Kids

Here are the videos we used for this portion of this unit:

Vegetable Song

Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables For Kids

Learning Vegetables 

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The science and discussion that goes into a properly executed volcano unit is a bit over our 2 year old’s head, but it was still fun introducing her to this subject area. We talked about the basics of a volcano and introduced her to some new words like lava, erupt, and so on. While the concept may be advanced for LC’s age group, the discussion and hands on experience provides an opportunity to build vocabulary and ignite a scientific curiosity!

Here are the activities we did for this portion of our letter V exploration:

Colorful Volcano

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To create your own colorful volcanoes, you will need baking soda, white vinegar, food coloring, dish soap, and several small containers.

First, add your baking soda and dish soap to the ramekins or containers you will be using for your volcanoes. We added about 1/3 of a cup to each container and about 1/2 tbsp of dish soap. Remember that this is a messy project, so be sure to either do this activity outside or on a surface that can easily be cleaned up.

Next, in another container, combine your vinegar and food coloring. When you are all set for your ” explosion ” simply add your vinegar mixture SLOWLY to your baking soda.

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Tissue Paper Volcano

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Simple assembling projects like this focus on building fine motor skills. To do this project, you will need construction paper, in two different colors, red and orange tissue paper, and a glue stick. Simple tear or cut your tissue paper into small pieces and cut out a volcano shape from one of your pieces of construction paper. Glue your volcano on to your other piece of paper and let your little ones get busy adding the ” lava ” to their piece.

Volcano Coloring Sheets – Here is a link to the volcano coloring sheets we used for this portion of our letter exploration unit

Here are the videos we enjoyed for this portion of our letter unit:

Explore Volcanoes With National Geographic 

All About Volcanoes For Kids

Volcano 

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It is never too early, or too late for that matter, to introduce your children to music and various musical instruments. We’ve been talking about different kinds of instruments and what sounds that make, so for this unit we decided to focus on one that doesn’t get that much attention these days!

Here are the activities we did for this portion of our letter unit:

Traditional V For Violin

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Gather some construction paper, glue sticks, scissors, and a sharpie for this project. Select one piece of construction paper that will serve as your background. Make sure that you have a brown piece of construction paper to create your violin. On your piece of brown paper, trace out a violin shape and a bow. You can either free hand this violin or use this link as a template. Once you have your violin and bow outline, cut them out and add the violin’s features using your sharpie. Using another piece of construction paper, in a different color, cut out the letter V and add this detail to your violin. Hand over the glue stick to your little ones and let them assemble their violin piece.

Here are the videos we used for this portion of our unit:

Elmo’s World: Violins 

Classic Sesame Street Clip

Sesame Street – The Letter V 

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And that concludes another letter exploration unit! Thanks for reading about our exploration and we hope you try one of these activities during your own letter of the week units!  Check out our next letter post ” Exploring The Letter W: Whales, Watermelons, and Weather “.

Brittany XOXO

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Exploring The Letter U: Umbrellas and Unicorns

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At the beginning of our letter exploration, we start by looking at the letter and tracing this letter with our fingers. During this time, I make the sound that particular letter makes and LC repeats it back to me.We use an alphabet placemat for this portion. We then sing the ABC song, putting emphasis on the letter we will be learning about. Since the school year is back in full swing, I’m not with LC all day anymore. Ugh! We now take about 5 to 7 days to get through each letter. You may find that time frame is either too long, or too short, for your own little one, but it works for us.




The idea behind OUR letter units is to provide opportunities for hands on learning that allow LC to learn each of her letters, the sounds they make, and to make real world connections with these letters, while also touching on other concepts and subject areas. For example, when we were working on the letter A, we learned that the word “apple” starts with A. Rather than just leaving it at that, we took that opportunity to learn more about apples. How they grow, what colors they come in, the different ways we can use them, and so on. There is an opportunity to learn something new every single day and we fully plan on taking advantage of these opportunities. Here are our activity and projects all about the letter U ! Be sure to check out our previous post: ” Exploring The Letter T: Trees, Turtles, and Teeth “.

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We’ll be honest, U was a difficult letter for us. Between thinking of what starts with U that would be interesting to learn about and then thinking up cool ideas to do with those items…. it was definitely a challenge. Thankfully, our little one gets excited about almost anything if you present it to her right! For this unit, we decided that rather than learning ABOUT umbrellas, we just used umbrellas as more of a theme to our letter work this week.

Here are the activities we did for this portion of our letter exploration:

Traditional Letter U Project

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The first project we did for this unit, was this traditional letter project that most kids do in a preschool setting. LC loves messing around with a glue stick any chance she gets, so this simple project was a hit with her. During the creation process, we talked about what an umbrella does and why they are a useful tool.

To create this project, you will need 4 different colored pieces of construction paper, one for the background, 2 colors for the umbrella and definitely a blue piece to represent the rain. Take these pieces of paper and cut out the pieces as seen in the left picture above. Guide your little one in assembling their umbrella piece and let them use a glue stick to attach them items to your background piece of construction paper. We always add a title line when we make projects like this. It’s a great way to familiarize, or introduce text to younger children.

Umbrella Number Match Game –

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Using a few pieces of construction paper, glue, and buttons, we put together this cute matching game for LC to play with. Simple cut out 5 umbrella tops and stems, assemble with glue and add a number to each umbrella. This is the dialogue we used for this games:

” How many buttons does this umbrella need? ”

( 2 ! )

” That is a 2! So let’s find 2 buttons and put them on its matching umbrella ”

For older children, you could ask WHY they think that umbrella needs two buttons and start challenging their thought process. This is a great way to get them to start being able to explain their thought process and why they came to that conclusion. We use this technique all the time in our Kindergarten class and it’s amazing to hear a 5-year-old explain WHY they came up with their answer. This is a great technique to use when you are trying to determine if a child is just remembering facts or truly understands a concept!

Umbrella Coloring Sheets – Here is a link to the coloring sheets we used during this portion of our unit.

Here are the videos we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Umbrella Song

Playdough Videos For Children – How To Make An Umbrella 

 

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Yes, we know, unicorns aren’t real, but this was our way of making the letter U interesting to our little one and grab her attention. We read fairy tales and talked about how similar they are to horses. We also informed LC that unicorns aren’t real animals, but she didn’t believe us for a second. If you do a search on the web for unicorn images, it’s hard to convince a 2-year-old that it isn’t real! If it’s on the internet, it must be true, right? 🙂

Here are the activities we did for this portion of our letter exploration unit:

Building A Unicorn With Shapes

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These funky shape unicorns were actually really fun to make! I will admit they look at little … off ? … but our little one LOVED this project and we’re all about reviewing concepts.

Using white construction paper, we cut out various shapes to form our unicorn and added small touches of color using markers. We colored one of triangles in rainbow colors to represent our unicorn’s horn and colored its feet gold since, well, it IS a unicorn! You could take this project one step further and add yarn or string to add a colorful tail and mane! We assembled our unicorn on a sheet of red construction paper using a glue stick.

Unicorn Coloring Sheets – Here are the coloring sheets we used during this portion of our letter exploration unit.

Here are the videos we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Mermaids and Unicorns In Real Life

Uni The Unicorn Song

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This was a difficult letter to prepare for! The options for the letter U are limited, but even more so with a toddler. We think that we did a pretty good job and since LC can’t stop talking about unicorns or contain her excitement when she does, I’d say that she agrees! We hope that you have enjoyed this unit and will join us next week for ” Exploring The Letter V: Vegetables, Volcanoes, and Violins ” !

Brittany XOXO

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Exploring The Letter T: Trees, Turtles, and Teeth

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At the beginning of our letter exploration, we start by looking at the letter and tracing this letter with our fingers. During this time, I make the sound that that particular letter makes and LC repeats it back to me.We use an alphabet placemat for this portion. We then sing the ABC song, putting emphasis on the letter we will be learning about. Since the school year is back in full swing, I’m not with LC all day anymore. Ugh! We now take about 5 to 7 days to get through each letter. You may find that that time frame is either too long, or too short, for your own little one, but it works for us.




The idea behind OUR letter units is to provide opportunities for hands on learning that allow LC to learn each of her letters, the sounds they make, and to make real world connections with these letters, while also touching on other concepts and subject areas. For example, when we were working on the letter A, we learned that the word “apple” starts with A. Rather than just leaving it at that, we took that opportunity to learn more about apples. How they grow, what colors they come in, the different ways we can use them, and so on. There is an opportunity to learn something new every single day and we fully plan on taking advantage of these opportunities. Here are our activity and projects all about the letter T ! Be sure to check out our previous post: ” Exploring The Letter S: Sleep, Space, and Seahorse “.

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We got lucky during this unit and get to experience the changing of the leaves! Our home backs up to a heavily wooded area, so we get a wonderful hands on experience with this topic. Since fall has arrived, the trees have been changing colors and the beautifully colored leaves have been falling and covering the ground. Such perfect timing once again!

Here are a few of the activities and projects we did for this portion of our letter exploration unit:

The Seasons in Trees – As stated above, our home is surrounded by trees, so we get to see the changing of seasons up close and personal. Given our recent change in seasons, we thought it would be fun to incorporate this concept will also learning about trees in this unit.

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Using 4 different pieces of construction paper to represent the 4 seasons, we drew outlines of trees and used different colors of tissue paper to create how each tree looks in that particular season. Since our little one is pro at using a glue stick now, we stuck to using that method to attached our tissue paper. Projects like this are a great way to focus on and refine those fine motor skills! While we worked on each of our trees throughout the week, we talked about the seasons and what changes we see in the trees, as well as the world around us. If you are learning about seasons, here are 5 other wonderful activities to do with your little ones.

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Autumn Trees

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Since we were right in the middle of the leaves changing, we thought it would be fun to do a fall themed activity during this unit by creating an autumn colored tree using a fun painting technique. We used a scrub brush, dipped in paint, and a basic outline of tree and it’s bare branches to create this beautiful tree. You can pick up a scrub brush for this activity, and to use in future projects, at your local dollar store!

Letter T Coloring Sheet – Here is the link to the coloring sheets we used for this portion of our letter unit.

Here are the videos we used for this letter T unit:

Learn Trees

Curious George: Curious About Trees

The Wind In The Trees

Check out all of our fall themed projects in our post ” 25 Days of Fall: 25 Craft Ideas and Hands On Projects For Toddlers and Preschoolers “. This post features 25 different ideas for fall themed crafts and projects including sensory bin activities, painting projects, educational connections, and more!

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LC has really taken on a role of a turtle lately and wears it proudly. Daddy started comparing her quick sand speed to that of a turtle and now she prides herself on being authentic and moving as slow as possible at the least convenient times. Besides her ability to slow down time, she really is interested in turtles and loves looking at them. Over the summer, we had a pet turtle for a whole 20 minutes after Poppy found one trying to escape under our fence. We contemplated keeping our shelled friend, but after a quick search on what it takes to care for a turtle, we decided that this was just too much for us and our 2 year old. We released him back into his natural habitat ( the wooded area behind our home ) and that was that. Since we couldn’t keep the turtle, we thought we’d make it up to LC during this unit and just learn all about these green guys!

Here are the activities and projects we did for this portion of our letter exploration unit:

Paper Plate Turtles

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We created these super simple paper plate turtles during this unit, not only to cement our knowledge of turtles, but also to review and work with shapes.

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To create your own turtles, you will need a few pieces of green construction paper, scissors, a paper plate, a glue stick, googly eyes, green crayons or markers, and a sharpie.

First, flip your paper plate over and color the bottom portion. Next, using your green construction paper, cut out 4 legs, a head, and several shapes ( as seen in the picture above ). Now attach your legs and head to your ” turtle shell ” and glue on your turtle’s googly eyes and maybe even add a little smile!

Now let your little one add their green shapes to the shell, but remember to use this time to talk about the shapes and their characteristics, i.e. how many sides each one has, does a circle have sides?, and so on. For us, we laid the shapes out on our table and asked LC to find a specific shape and add it to her turtle’s shell. We then talked about why she thought that was the shape we asked for. This creates an opportunity for a child to learn or review information, but it also allows them to expand their thought process and answer WHY that is the shape they are looking for.

Sand Writing The Letter T – During our ” Letter R ” unit, we created a rainbow sand writing activity using a cookie tray, sand, rainbow paper, and a pack of alphabet cards. For this unit, we just changed on the paper for a bright green sort and again, worked on our letter formations. Here is a link to this fun and colorful sand writing activity!

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Here are the videos we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Sea Turtles – Animals For Kids

Sea Turtle By The Whiz Pops 

I Had A Little Turtle Nursery Rhyme

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Teaching little ones early that their chompers are incredibly important is a great move for parents. Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy can be very beneficial to your overall health. Since we adults have experienced first hand what happens when you don’t take care of your teeth properly, it’s critical that we pass on to our daughter just how important dental hygiene is. Not to mention just how expensive it can be to fix an avoidable issue! We’ve been brushing LC’s teeth since the first two popped out and this is essential part of our bedtime routine has always been one of her favorites. She’s now to the point where she wants to help and brush on her own, with a bit of help from Daddy.

Here are a few of the activities and projects we did for this portion of our letter T exploration unit:

Mouth Care Routine – Each morning and night, Daddy and LC brush their teeth together. I think it’s cute and during the summer, when Daddy didn’t get to see LC as much, this was a great opportunity for bonding between them. During this unit, we talked about each step and why it’s important to keeping our teeth healthy. We also talked about the foods that we ate and why we should avoid certain things. LC doesn’t drink juice for several reasons, mainly being that it can be expensive and we feel that it isn’t necessary, but also because it can do plenty of damage to little one’s teeth. Yes, we’re aware that these baby teeth ARE going to fall out no matter what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to care for them while they are around.

Any dentist will tell you that the care of your baby teeth can directly effect your adult teeth and the health and well being of your child. Plus, the habits you instill now are incredibly beneficial in the long run when your little ones grow up and are taking care of their own teeth.

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Marshmallow Teeth Counting Game – Speaking of bad things for your teeth…. We worked with numbers as well during this portion of our unit and created this fun math game for LC to play with. We may, or may not have decided on using marshmallows to bribe her to play…

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For this game, you will need at least 10 marshmallows, construction paper, a sharpie, and a set of dice. First, fold your piece of construction paper in half and cut out a circle. Be sure to cut in a way that lets your two circles stay attached, as this is suppose to look like a mouth. Next, open your piece of paper up and draw 5 large circles on either side where teeth would be.

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We started with all of our marshmallows in a small bowl and let LC roll one the dice. We counted the dots on the dice to identify the number of ” teeth ” we’d be adding to our mouth. One by one, LC put all of her teeth in place. Once we had a full set of teeth in our ” mouths “, we then rolled the dice to determine how many teeth our little mouth was going to lose. This is a great game for working with numbers, but it also presents an opportunity for your little ones to start their journey into understanding addition AND subtraction. Not all of our teeth made it to the end since our little one loves marshmallows, but loves feeding them to the dogs even more!

Here are the videos we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Elmo Brush Your Teeth

How To Brush Your Teeth Properly For Kids

Brush Your Teeth Song

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And that concludes our Letter T unit! This week, our little one learned so much about how important her teeth are and that if you don’t take care of them, you don’t get to enjoy all of the wonderful and yummy foods out there. We also devoted a good amount of time to working on letter formation as LC has re-discovered her love for sand. It’s great when your little one think they are just playing and having fun, but you know that they are also learning and building skills for the future ! Tune in next week for our Letter U unit: Exploring The Letter U: Umbrellas and Unicorns.

Brittany XOXO

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Exploring The Letter S: Sleep, Space, Seahorses

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At the beginning of our letter exploration, we start by looking at the letter and tracing this letter with our fingers. During this time, I make the sound that that particular letter makes and LC repeats it back to me.We use an alphabet placemat for this portion. We then sing the ABC song, putting emphasis on the letter we will be learning about. Since the school year is back in full swing, I’m not with LC all day anymore. Ugh! We now take about 5 to 7 days to get through each letter. You may find that that time frame is either too long, or too short, for your own little one, but it works for us.




The idea behind OUR letter units is to provide opportunities for hands on learning that allow LC to learn each of her letters, the sounds they make, and to make real world connections with these letters, while also touching on other concepts and subject areas. For example, when we were working on the letter A, we learned that the word “apple” starts with A. Rather than just leaving it at that, we took that opportunity to learn more about apples. How they grow, what colors they come in, the different ways we can use them, and so on. There is an opportunity to learn something new every single day and we fully plan on taking advantage of these opportunities. Here are our activity and projects all about the letter S ! Be sure to check out our previous post: ” Exploring The Letter R: Rain, Rainbows, and Rhinos “.

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Oh, sleep. How I wish we could have just convinced our daughter to get some hands on experience with this one and just take a nice LONG nap! Some days she’ll nap forever, but other days, she’ll “rest” for about 30 minutes. We fear she’s going to be one of those children that gives up naps early, whether we like it or not. For this portion of our letter S unit, we just wanted to focus on sleep, why it’s important for our bodies, what our bedtime routine is, and cover lullabies. Lullabies seem like trivial, but singing these songs are actually a great memory improvement activity!

Here are some of the activities we did for this portion of letter S unit:

Our Bedtime Routine – Each night, we did our bedtime routine as usual, but we were sure to talk about each thing that we did and why it’s important to getting a good night’s rest and beneficial for our bodies. In our next unit, we are going to be talking about our teeth, so we thought this would be a great introduction to that topic by talking about and pointing out how each night we give our teeth some love and brush them well.

We feel, along with plenty of researchers, that having any type of routine can be very beneficial to children. Routines can eliminate power struggles, as children know what is expected and are less stressed and anxious about what is going to happen next. They can also give children a chance to develop self-awareness and confidence in their abilities to perform certain takes. All children, and even adults, fear the unknown. When we know what’s going to happen next, we all feel prepared and confident. Throughout the day, having a routine is very important, especially during bedtime. We want our daughter to be calm and ready to sleep when her bedtime goes around. There have been very few times where we get tantrums during bedtime and they usually occur when something out of the norm is happening, like grandparents in town or one of us isn’t here.

Singing Lullabies – LC loves lullabies and often asks for them right after bath time. And when I say asks for them, I mean she wants EVERY SINGLE SONG she knows to be sung to her! Lullabies are great for not only building memory, but they also present an opportunity for bonding between a parent and a child. Check out some great lullaby videos below, if you are looking for some inspiration.

Letter S Coloring Sheets – Here is a link to the free coloring sheets we used for this portion of our letter unit.

Here are the video resources we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Lullabies For Babies 

Interesting Facts For Kids – Why Do I Need Sleep?

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In our previous letter M unit, we talked and learned all about the moon. For this unit, we thought we’d expand on that topic and introduce LC to a Space unit. While this topic is a bit difficult for a toddler to grasp, it does present an opportunity for great activities full of bright colors and lots of glitter !

Here are a few of the activities and projects we did for the space portion of our letter exploration unit:

Galaxy In A Jar

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We made these super cool sensory “bottles” for this unit and they are just so cool! These types of sensory activities are great for keeping little ones calm or to help them calm down in general. We made ours using a plastic mason jar, rather than using a plastic water bottle because we thought it would seal better and not leak. We were right! LC was so engaged in making these jars and once we were all done making them, she sat on the floor and played with this for a solid 30 minutes!

To make this sensory bottle, all you need is water, baby oil, food coloring, and glitter. Simply combine equal amounts of water and baby in a bottle, or jar. Add the food coloring and glitter, fasten on the top to your bottle, and shake away!

Galaxy Goop – We’ve made this awesome Galaxy Goop before and since LC enjoyed it so much, we thought we’d create it again. Check out our recipe for this goop and some other sensory materials from our recent post “ Homemade Sensory Materials: The Best 10 Recipes for Sensory Activities “.

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Spaceship Name Building-

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To practice building our name, we created this cute spaceship activity. Using construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick, we created the ship in 3 different pieces and LC constructed it on a large piece of paper. We then cut out square pieces of construction paper, each featuring a letter from your name.

Using these pieces, we played around with creating her name several times before adding them to our spaceship. When she was ready, we gave her a glue stick and let her place them in order on her ship!

Galaxy Sensory Bin

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Using black beans, jewels, bouncy balls to represent the planets, and glow in the dark stars, we put this sensory activity together in a snap! When trying to put a sensory bin together, we recommend swinging by your local dollar store. We put this sensory activity together after a quick trip to our store and it only cost $5 !

Here are the videos we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Exploring Our Solar System 

The Solar System Song

Plants Song 

Earth From Space

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We’ve touched on ocean animals several times throughout the year because it seems to be a favorite subject area for LC. For this letter unit, we learned all about Seahorses. We didn’t get to talk too much about these guys during our ocean unit this summer, so we decided to venture back and explore them a little more during this unit.

Here are the activities we did for this portion of our letter S exploration unit:

Paper Plate Seahorse

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We made this adorable seahorses for this unit using paper plates, watercolors, glitter, and jewels. As always, this project was simple to put together and LC had a lot of fun creating these beautifully colored guys.

Take a paper plate and draw your outline as seen in the picture below. Before cutting your seahorses out, let your little ones paint them and add a sprinkle of glitter while the paint is still wet.

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Next, cut your seahorses out from the paper plate. Using Elmer’s glue, add on a few jewels as a finishing touch on your beautiful seahorses!

Letter S Seahorse Coloring Sheet– We used these awesome coloring sheets for this unit. I was just going to draw them myself, but then I found these coloring sheets on Pinterest and since I FINALLY got a new printer for my birthday…… We decided to put it to use!

Exploring Our Ocean – Over the summer, we learned all about ocean creatures in our unit ” Exploring Our Ocean “. Check out the hands on activities and projects we did during this unit and revisited during this letter unit.

Here are a few of the videos we used for this portion of our letter unit:

Facts About Seahorses

How To Draw A Seahorse 

I’m A Seahorse

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That concludes our Letter S exploration. Be sure to check back in with us next week as we continue our letter units with the letter T! Check out our next unit, ” Exploring The Letter T: Trees, Turtles, and Teeth ” which features hands on activities and projects that help us learn all about keeping our teeth healthy, the changing of seasons in trees, and another oceanic animal, the turtle!

Brittany XOXO

Don’t forget to check out our Etsy shop for handmade educational supplies. Looking for sensory bin filler or kits? We’ve got you covered! From rainbow rice to colored pasta, our Etsy shop has just what you’re looking for. Be sure to check out our sensory bin kits as well! Each of our kits come with a brand new book that relates to the theme of the kit. Click the link below to be taken to our shop.

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