This lesson is part of a series of home preschool lessons I do for 2 and 3 year olds. Click to see How I Do Letter of the Week Lessons and the Preschool learning supplies I use.
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At the beginning of the lessons I usually show the clip from the Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD for the featured letter and we practice singing the letter sound. Then I introduce the topic for the day and we do a letter craft based around it.
Books We Read:
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
This fun book shows bear’s new experiences with leaves as he tried to stop them from falling off the trees.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
This creative book has all the pictures made out of leaves laid out to make different images. We did an extension craft for kids to make their own pictures out of leaves.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
In the style of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” this a great book for exposing kids to different kinds of leaves and to build excitement to go on our own leaf hunt.
Activities We Did:
-We went on a leaf hunt to collect leaves around my yard.
-Made leaf imprint pictures with crayons and leaves under the paper
-Made leaf men out of the leaves they collected
-Sang leaf songs:
-Leaf sorting activity- I had three different colors of leaves hidden around the room and the kids had to find them and sort them into the correct pile
-Used our leaf cookie cutters to cut leaves out of playdough and created their own leaves as well.
Snack We Ate:
Cheese and meat cut into leaf shapes with leaf cookie cutters eaten along with crackers.
We always end our lesson with singing the alphabet song, reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and adding the letter to our coconut tree.