We made it to (& through) K week! We did Kiss, King, Kite, and Keys. I also planned Kitchen, but that day didn’t happen.
KISS – (1) We started with a big capital K and the boys traced it with their fingers. Then they added kiss stickers that I made. (2) We read Kisses by Nanda Roep and I printed out a sheet with all the different kinds of kisses in the book (Grandma kiss, butterfly kiss, circus kiss, etc). As I read the book, they kissed each of those pictures (with lipstick on of course!). (3) Christmas kiss ABC game combined with a Christmas kiss countdown (HERE). Little G matched the capital letter on the bottom of the kisses to the lowercase letters on the Christmas tree. We glued them down when he found a match and it became his countdown to Christmas! (4) Draw with the tip of the kiss, and then eat as many as you can before mom sees. (5) Later that night, for FHE, we made pretzel kiss treats.
KEYS – (1) Match the keys. I found a bunch of different types of key clipart. With the Silhouette, I traced them and made the “shadow” of the key, and cut the actual key clipart. They both have magnets on them, so they stick together when you match them. (2) At the Dollar Store I bought some locks with keys and they spent quite a while learning how to put the key in the lock, then turning the key and opening it. Little G found some things to lock up too! (3) Grant got some messed up keys from a store that makes keys (you could go anywhere – Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc). They had a few that they were going to throw out so we snatched them! I buried them in some rice/wheat and the boys dug around until they found them and played for a while in the rice/wheat.
KITE – (1) This twistynoodle Kite page, with uppercase and lowercase K’s to trace. (2) We made some stained glass kites (inspired by THIS). (3) Kite pattern page. I colored the kites in a pattern and left the last couple blank and he filled them in. The very last line he did it all by himself! (4) count and glue bows. I made this page with numbers on the kites and that’s how many bows he glued on the string.
KING – (1) Decorate crowns! We used stickers, crayons and glued on some sequence. The blue and red crowns were from the dollar store and the yellow one was cut from cardstock (2 & 3) I made these King pages. There is a color by shape (I told him to color the kings in certain shapes a specific color), there is also a page with K’s to trace that are wearing crowns, and another page with lots of crowns to color. We didn’t get to that page, but I was going to tell him a number and he would count and color that many, and continue until they were all colored.