Letter J | Jellyfish & Jellybean + Giveaway

Monday, May 09, 2016

Summer is 45 months old.

This week we explored the Letter J and also began adding a few additions into each day, more on that below.

A look at Summer's shelf set-up.


**Our themes and the majority of the printables we use each week are from Bitty Beginnings on Etsy, unless otherwise noted** 

She will grab this Spot It activity first thing, every single time!


Line tracing--Summer has a tendency to want to trace lines from right to left.  The funny thing is it bothers her because the lines end up looking crooked and not "pretty" as she likes to say.  So interesting to see how different her and Abby are at this age.  Abby just wanted to get any activity done no matter how it looked, Summer wants it pretty close to perfect.  We've been working on going left to right, which she is slowly beginning to realize makes a big difference in the neatness department.


I loved how cute her letter craft turned out!  I found these cute jellybean templates and reduced the size to fit on the letter craft template. I colored them in neon marker and pre-cut them so Summer could simply create and paste.


She worked on numbers with this jellyfish dot-to-dot activity, which was brand new to her.




And, colors. I printed the jellybean cards and cut each card in a different way to create a puzzle.



Painting her name...


And, she loved playing with "ocean slime." I used this recipe.


I also wanted to share something new we have been adding into her week.  I have noticed lately that Summer is needing more of a challenge in certain areas, but still needing practice in others.  I just so happened to have an updated version of a program I used with Abby when she was younger.  I am not necessarily following the plans exactly, but I am using it as a guide.  A few goals I've been working towards with her are uppercase and lowercase identification along with letter sounds. The activities this week provided a great review for her, which was perfect.

Here she's using labeled clothespins to match uppercase letters one day and lowercase on another day.


We focused on beginning sounds using letter tiles.


Matching uppercase and lowercase letters...




And, she loved playing this game and asked to play several times. She would roll the die, count that many spaces, identify the letter and sound and then think of a word that started with that sound.  Was it completely perfect? No!  Did she need help? Yes!  But, she enjoyed a new concept and viewed it as FUN which was exactly what she needed.



And, now for the Giveaway!

Jen from Bitty Beginnings is offering one of my readers a chance to win her Letter J | Alphabet Learning Pack filled with over 12 activities!  The pack includes the option to print certain activities in either pink/purple or green/blue depending on your child and she details how to prep each activity along with fun ways to play.  Keep checking back for more opportunities to win each week as I share each letter!

For a chance to win, simply enter below! 

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  1. She is really advancing. I am so proud of you, Summer. I am sure the fun activities are a wonderful tool. :-)

    1. We are taking the new stuff slow, but excited to see what she enjoys along the way.

  2. WOW that is so cool. Love the set up for the kiddos. Have a great weekend!

    1. The shelf system has been such a great addition to our room. It's the easiest way I've found to hold me accountable to daily activities and a perfect way to display fun theme related items to grab the girls' attention.