We made leaping lily pads. They were encouraged to look at our theme poster and draw a rainforest animal on each lily pad, a picture of a frog or their name. They each had a frog and they had their frog jump from lily pad to lily pad! They were asked to identify a number on the lily pad, and then encouraged to have their frog jump that many times.
We played frog fingers as a group! They rolled the alphabet cube, identified the letter, then used the sticky hand to touch the photo that begins with the same letter sound as the letter rolled. We talked about dart frogs having sticky fingers to help them catch prey and climb trees!
I put trees on the magnet board with uppercase letters, the kids took turns making the snake with the lower case letter, slither over to the matching tree. I also put out magnet letters and they took turns putting next to the correct tree.
For fine motor we drew snakes in our journals!
You may ask why my child comes home with their name each day looking the same? This is a great question. We talk about the shape used, how many sides does the shape have, the letters on each shape, the colors, how many letters in their name, etc. The older kids count out the shapes needed for their names and then write their names. The younger kids are starting to put the letters in order to their name by themselves, without any prompts! Eventually, the younger ones will start tracing the letters on the shapes and then write by themselves.