Sunday, July 14, 2013

Preschool Resources and Ideas




Here are a few great resources for crafts and activities that I will be using this fall for Mercedes' Letter of the Week lessons:


After lots of blog reading and Internet searching, I have composed a list of A-Z activities and materials to use for Mercedes' Letter of the Week lessons. It's impossible not to be inspired after skimming through this list!

A
Applesauce
Aluminum foil
Acorn
Alphabet soup

B
Boxes
Balls
Balloons
Beans
Beads
Bath
Bottles
Blocks
Buttons
Berries
Bubbles
Bark
Baking soda
Bubble wrap

C
Crayons
Coffee
Coffee beans
Cereal
Cream
Cocoa
Clay
Cornstarch
Cups
Cookies
Conditioner
Colors
Cardboard
Candy Canes

D
Dirt
Dough (play dough, salt dough, etc)
Digging
Decorating
Dr. Suess
Disco ball
Discovery bottles
Dance

E
Essential Oils
Eggs
Eggshells
Explore
Earth
Eyes
F
Felt
Flowers
Fruit
Flash light
Fragrance
  • Peppermint
  • Tea Tree
  • Pine
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Fruit
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Lavender
  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Almond
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
Foam
Fishing
Freight Train

G
Gelatin
Glitter
Glue
Garden
Goop
Goo
Grass
Giant (think BIG)
Gravel
Googly eyes
Garlic
Glow sticks

H
Hay
Hair gel
Herbs
Hand prints
Hopscotch
Hunts
Hearts

I
Ice
Ice cream
Icing
Imaginary play
Impressions (play-doh letters)
Instruments

J
Jello
Jelly
Jump
Jump rope
Jumping beans
Jars

K
Kool-aid
Keys
Kite

L
Leaves
Light (glow sticks, flashlights, light table, night light, glow in the dark toys, light up toys)
Lemon juice
Lime juice
Ladybugs
Lollipop

M
Mud
Milk
Milk caps
Magnets
Masking Tape
Music
Monsters
Marbles

N
Night lights
Noodles (pool)
Noodles (pasta)
Nature
Noisy
Necklaces

O
Oreos
Origami 
Oats
Oatmeal
Outdoors
Olympics

P
Paint 
  • Body paint
  • Puffy paint
  • Finger paint
  • Ice paint
  • Spray bottle paint
  • Edible paint
Pasta
Pine cones
Pipe cleaners
Play-doh
Popcorn
Pudding
Puzzles

Q
Quiet
Quick

R
Rice
Race
Rocks
Reading
Rainbows

S
Salt
Salt dough
Sand
Sawdust
Sequins
Spaghetti
Spices
Soil
Stones
Straw
Sugar
Styrofoam
Seeds
Stories
Shells
Shampoo
Shredded paper
Sprinkles
Swimming

T
Tea
Tissue Paper
Toilet Paper
Trays
Tubs
Trains

U
Universe
Uniform
Umbrella
Unzip

V
Vinegar
Videos
Very MESSY! (ooey, gooey and slimy!)

W
Water
Water beads
Wax paper
Wood
Writing
Walnuts

X
Xylophone 
EXplore

Y
Yogurt
Yarn
Yo-yo

Z
Zest (lemon, orange)
Zoo
Zipper


Here are some Letter of the Week food ideas:

This list is mostly inspired by  Preschool Alphabet Foods but I took out some foods that I knew Mercedes wouldn't like and I added a few more ideas of my own. This will be my go-to list when it's time to start grocery shopping for the letter of the week foods!


A
Angel Food Cake
Animal Crackers
Apples
Apple Juice
Applesauce
Apple Pie
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado

B
Bacon
Bagels
Banana
Banana Bread
Beans
Beets
Biscuits
Blueberries
Bread
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Butter

C
Cabbage
Cake
Candy
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cereal
Celery
Cheese
Cocoa
Coconuts
Cole Slaw
Cookies
Corn
Corn Chips
Crackers
Cranberries
Cranberry Juice
Cucumbers
Cupcakes

D
Deviled Eggs
Dill Pickles
Dip w/ Veggies
Donuts
Dried Fruits

E
Eggs
Egg Rolls
Elbow Noodles
Enchiladas

F
Fig Newtons
Fish
French Fries
French Toast
Fruit
Fruit Cups
Fudge

G
 Garlic Bread
Ginger Ale
Ginger Snaps
Graham Crackers
Granola
Grapes
Grape Juice
Green Beans
Green Peppers

H
Ham
Hamburgers
Hash Browns
Honey Graham Crackers
Honey & Tea
Honey & Toast
Honeydew
Hot Cocoa
Hot Dogs
Hummus

I
Ice Cream
Iced Tea
Icing

J
Jam
Jello
Jelly
Jelly Beans
Juice
Juice Pops

K
Kabobs
Kidney beans
Kiwi
Kool Aide

L
Lamb
Lasagna
Lentils
Lettuce
Lemons
Lemon Aid
Lemon Meringue Pie
Limes
Lobster
Lollipop

M
Macaroni
Macaroni & Cheese
Mangoes
Marshmallows
Meat
Meat Balls
Melons
Milk
Milk Shakes
Muffins

N
Nachos
Nectarines
Noodles
Nuggets (Chicken)
Nuts

O
Oatmeal
Oatmeal Cookies
Olives
Omelets
Onions
Oranges
Orange Sherbet
Orange Juice
Oreos

P
Pancakes
Peas
Peaches
Pears
Peanut Butter
Peppers
Pickles
Pie
Pineapple
Pizza
Plums
Pop Corn
Potatos
Potato Chips
Pudding
Pumpkin
Pretzels
Pie
Pizza

Q
Quick Bread
Quiche

R
Radishes
Rainbow Sherbet
Raisins
Raisin Oatmeal
Ranch Dip & Veggies
Raspberries
Ravioli
Relish
Rice
Rice Cakes
Rice Crispies
Rice Pudding
Rolls

S
Salad
Salami
Sandwiches
Seafood
Sherbet
S'mores
Soup
Spaghetti
Spinach
Squash
Stew
Strawberries

T
Tapioca Pudding
Tea
Toast
Tomatos
Tortilla Chips
Tuna
Turkey

U
Upside Down Cake

V
Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Pudding
Vanilla Wafers
Vanilla Yogurt
Vegetables
Vegetable Dip
Vegetable Soup

W
Waffles
Walnuts
Water
Water Chestnuts
Watermelon
Whipped Cream

X
"X" Jello
"X" Cookies
"X" Buns

XXX (Chocolate Kisses)

Y
Yams
Yellow Banana Pudding
Yellow Cake
Yellow Cheese
Yogurt

Z
Zoo Animal Cookies
Zucchini
Zucchini Bread
Zebra Cake

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