Welcome to Letter E week! (Also the week of Halloween 🎃). You know the drill, let’s start things off with the outdoor sensory bin! These cute little elephants are versatile for many themes through the year: Circus, safari, around the world etc.
You can find them here
Here are some of the MANY ways you can use them!
- Add one set of the alphabet to a sensory bin and lay the other on a table or the floor, dig through the sensory bin to match them!
- Hang one set of the alphabet around the room, and have the child tape the match beside/below/above/underneath/behind/on top.
- Spell their name
- Spell sight words
- Find something in the room that starts with….
- Blue colored rice
- Green colored pasta wheels
- Loose wooden parts
This was a last minute idea that I thought was going to turn out much cuter…let’s just say I’ve done better things with the sensory bin 😂 The kids still loved it though!
- Red colored rice
- Plastic Eyeballs
I always look forward to using these eyeballs! Is it just my preschoolers, or are all of them obsessed with eyeballs? 😂
- Dress up
This is always an easy one for me, because we always have these items in the class. This year to change it up, I used Canva to create a cover for the entomologist reports, and stapled some blank pages inside. It was so cute to see them use these printed cameras to take pictures of the bugs!
This one was fun to set up. I have mentioned in previous posts that when I repeat an activity, I try to add something new to make it a little different. This year I added colored tape to the glasses for variety, changed the location, added kaleidoscopes, prescriptions and fake magazines. So yes, the original was just the eye charts and the plain glasses 😂.
This freebie is available in the learning library. Link is below the gallery.
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Check out these pattern cards 👉🏻here
Use any type of block or object that corresponds with the colors of the patterns. In this set there are 24 cards total with a variety of patterns: A, AB, ABC
⭐️I created this activity long ago when I first started my journey. I have just updated the images a bit to look a little more tidy 👍🏻 check out the preview in the link above for a closer look.
Letter E is one of the more challenging letters for me to create actual science experiments with. There is one that I LOVE doing every year and that is elephant toothpaste! It’s a MUST!
- 1/2 a cup 40 volume hydrogen peroxide with 12% “hair developers.”
- 1 1.2 teaspoons of dry yeast (baking isle)
- 3 Tablespoons warm water
- Food coloring
- Variety of glass jars for different visuals
- A tablespoon of dish soap (any will do)
- A tray
Step 1: Mix your yeast and water and lit sit for a few minutes until frothy
Step 2: Add a few drops of coloring down the inside of each jar. I do three colors.
Step 3: Add your dish soap to the jars
Step 4: Add your hydrogen peroxide/hair developer to the jar and place in a deep tray/dish
Step 5: Add your yeast mixture to the jars one at a time to see the reaction. KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE
⭐️🚨DON’T TOUCH THE FOAM AS IT’S AN EXOTHERMIC REACTION AND IS HOT! After several minutes, it does cool down.
This experiment is always perfect timing for Halloween! It does require some prep ahead of time. Soak your eggs in an equal mixture of tonic water and vinegar for about 4-5 days. When you remove the eggs you should be able to gently rub the shell away, creating the illusion of a ghost!
Solve the case-Halloween Edition
As I’ve mentioned letter E took place during Halloween week. So I passed this off as Halloween EDITION, or process of ELIMINATION. These solve the case files are so fun! I have tons of themes, as well as digital versions.
Have you checked out my alphabet picture book series ABC Discovery on Amazon?
Here’s a sneak peek of letter E.
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Check out those freebies! #freebiesforlife