Letter A activities for letter of the week theme, play based preschool

Fall is here, and so is the letter of the week curriculum! I hope you have as much fun with these activities as my kiddos did!

Sensory bin

Alphabet-Alligators and swamps

Every week I swap out the outdoor sensory bin for a new one. I always have a set of the alphabet inside for the kids to practice with, but let’s be honest they just use the pictures for imagination play 😂. This week I tried something new, I added these scavenger hunt pages! Pick up a letter from the sensory bin, and find it on the page. Be sure you are crossing off the correct letter (uppercase or lowercase). They LOVED this so much! I only have 4 printed, as that’s all that can fit around the bin, and every kid was asking for a turn.

Abstract

  • variety of fillers
  • variety of tools
  • variety of toys

To create this sensory bin, I took several different fillers to create “pie pieces” in the sensory bin. I then added several different colors and shapes! So much fun to play with and look at 🙂

Ants

  • Neutral filler (rice and beans mix)
  • Ants
  • Toy food
  • Rocks
  • Etc.

Add all of your materials to the sensory bin and play! In the past I used to add real marshmallows or gummy candy for the kids to skewer on top of the ant toothpicks, however they have broken the ants since so this will do! 😂

Science

Architect

  • Free printable blueprint
  • Connecting cubes/legos/blocks

Head over to the learning library to access your FREE blueprint. Print and laminate for re-use. Have kids build/design their blueprint as they describe the colors, amount of blocks, what they are building etc.

Learning library instant access

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Archaeologist

Click the link above to browse these scavenger hunt pages. Print and laminate your page. Print, cut and laminate your polaroids. Hide them inside of a tray full of flour/sand. Have kids use tools, or their hands, to find the items on the list. Match and cross off each item.

Asteroid Musical cards

Grab this game here

Your child will learn to:

  • Enhance listening skills
  • Gain gross motor skills
  • Use problem solving and memory skills
  • Match images (when used as memory)

Directions:

⭐️Print double sided on thick paper

⭐️Lay your cards image side down

⭐️Hands up, listening ears on!

⭐️Play a song, and then randomly stop

⭐️When the music stops, the players put their hand on a card

⭐️On the count of 3, flip them over

⭐️If you get the asteroid, you’re out

⭐️Remove a card and continue until there is only one person left 🙂

⭐️Print as many copies as you need players

Print 2 copies and play memory!

Amazon rainforest

  • Free printout
  • Dry erase markers
  • Eraser

Head to the learning library to print your freebie! Laminate your page and find the animals. Circle it, an then mark it off of your list.

Learning library instant access

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Avalanche

  • Wax
  • tray

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m not going to go buy wax for this!”. 😂 I had this huge box left over from a Hanukkah activity last year and needed to get rid of it. It looks very similar to snow so I felt it was perfect for the job. Have kids build mountains with the wax, and then create an avalanche to knock it down.

Dramatic play

Architect

  • Blueprints
  • Hats/vest/dress up
  • Snack station
  • Blocks
  • Etc.

Display your items and have kids design and build from their blueprints.

Ants at a picnic

  • Antenna
  • Picnic blanket
  • Picnic food

Set up your picnic and have your kids pretend to be ants as they eat!

Airport

  • Airport printables (I used canva to find these images)
  • Dress up
  • Etc.

Set up your airport and have kids board, and fly the plane!

Need a great book for your letter of the week circle time? Check out my children’s alphabet picture book series on Amazon ABC Discovery

Here’s a sneak peek below

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