Letter of the week preschool activities for letter F

Sensory Bin

Welcome letter F week! Here some ideas for you to incorporate into your classroom that begin with the letter F!

As always we have our outdoor Zoo-Phonics themed alphabet flash cards. The kids LOVE playing imagination, making the rice “rain”, and finding the matching letters on the page I provide them. These are so much fun and the kids NEVER get tired of them.

Forest

This is a great sensory bin to incorporate into a camping theme as well. Super easy to put together and the kids love to watch and listen to the rice fall through the logs.

  • Brown colored rice
  • Forest animals
  • Pine tree garland (amazon)
  • Pinecones
  • Logs
  • Etc.

Flamingos and feathers

Love this pop of color that the feathers added! I found all of my flamingo items at the dollar tree during summer time. Snag it before it’s gone!

Science

Fine Motor

Sometimes when I plan curriculum, I add an activity that I know the kids aren’t going to be wild about, but is a necessity for them to learn/work on. I thought this was going to be one of those activities, and BOY was I wrong! ๐Ÿ˜‚ The kids did not want to leave this station. It was so great to see them all working on their fine motor skills.

  • S’mores shapes ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿปcheck it out here
  • Hanging fabric pieces
  • Removing tape
  • Lace boards
  • Sorting pompoms with tongs/tweezers
  • Stretching/removing rubber bands from logs

Peek-A-Boo Sensory bags

There are many ways to use this activity, here is what I did.

  • Laminated my images page and checklist
  • Tape the images page to the table to secure it
  • Remove the label on the ziploc with rubbing alcohol so the bag is completely clear
  • To a large ziploc add your filler: Paint, shaving cream, water and food coloring etc.

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปโญ๏ธThe thinner the substance the easier the activity, the thicker the substance the more challenging the activity

  • Place the bag on top of the image page, and tape around all edges ensuring it is tightly sealed to prevent leaks
  • Have kids use their hand to move around the filler and find the images
  • Cross off each image on your checklist as you find it

You can also add this to the bottom of a tray with some flour, rice, etc.

You can find this activity here.

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Fireworks in a jar

This is a great activity to practice patience with. Typically I use shaving cream which takes MUCH longer to break through, this time I used baby oil ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปTo a jar add water about 3/4 of the way. Fill the rest with oil, any will do.

โญ๏ธMeasurements don’t have to be exact. Different ratios will just change timing for the fireworks to drop

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปAdd drops of food coloring to the top and wait for the fireworks to break through

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปWatch the colors disperse through the water as they break through the oil.

Flower life cycle

Saved the best for last! If you follow me on IG or Pinterest you may have seen the videos of me making each step of this activity. I LOVE the way it turned out! I have recently been obsessed with making these activities and still have more in mind, so stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

Use the sorting cards/charts to discuss and sort the different steps and parts of a flower and its’ life cycle. Incorporate the no prep worksheets to extend/review the activity.

Here are some other life cycles I have created:

Butterfly life cycle sorting cards

Chicken life cycle sorting cards

Dramatic play

Formal Dinner

I have come to find, the best activities are when you can take previous activities, tweek them ever so slightly, and then call them something else. Who else loves minimal prep ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

This set is from my Italian food restaurant that I used for around the world week.

Flower shop

This is yet another activity I tweeked to create this beautiful set-up. Can you guess what I used it for last?

From the dollar tree I grabbed some flowers and a foam block so the kids can create their own arrangements. Great for fine motor!

Need a great circle time book for letter F? Check out my alphabet picture book series on amazon

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