We played Mama Monkey's games, each child selected a card, said if it was upper case or lower case Ss or Rr and then placed on the correct mat. The younger kids simply said if it was an S or an R.
The children were encouraged to color the shell of their turtle and make shapes if desired. I had a child today, make dots on the shell and tell me, "the dots are the bumps on the tortoise shell!" We used sticks, stumps and wood slices to create a habitat for their turtles. Of course, I through in some wood letter tiles for literacy!
For fine motor skills, I showed the children a banana, asked what letter it resembled. We discussed that it looks similar to the letter Cc. We doodled in our fine motor journals and drew bananas. We used marshmallows and paint to stamp and used a q-tip to paint their names.