S is for Snow…T is for turtle

In many places Snow is beginning to fall and what perfect timing! (Maybe I’m only saying that because I am in warm and Sunny Californ-i-a!)

Here are some suggestions on how to spend your Super S day!

Outdoor play;

  •  If you are one of the lucky ones to be enjoying the snow fall then you can go outside and build snowmen or have snow ball fights.
  • Slide at the park or Spin and twirl (in honor of letter T) to the music

Indoor Play;

  • Paper Snowball fight!

Take newspaper, ball it up and throw it! Split up into teams and make a game to see who can throw the most paper snowballs onto the other side.

Sing one of our childhood favorite songs…On Top of Spaghetti!

On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball, When somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table and onto the floor
And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door.
It rolled in the garden and under a bush
And now my poor meatball is nothing but mush.
So next time you eat spaghetti, All covered with cheese
Protect your poor meatball, In case of a sneeze.

  • Find more S songs here
  • More S related games!

Let’s get Crafty!

Q-Tip Snowflake (also you can go here for Paper Snowflake Patterns)

What You Need
  • Q-Tips (or craft sticks)
  • Glue
  • Wax Paper
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children small circles cut from wax paper. Have them glue on Q-tips in the rough shape of a snowflake with all touching in a middle puddle of glue. Sprinkle glitter onto the snowflake, and then let it dry for a couple of days. When it is dry you can peel it from the paper and you have a wonderful snowflakeNote: You can also use colored paper and let them leave it on the paperNote: Add string before it dries to make the snowflake an ornament.

For your S page: From construction paper cut out a Letter S shape. Use glitter, markers, crayons, etc. to decorate your S like a Snake. Make a Mommy (Uppercase S) Snake and a Baby (lowercase s) Snake! Glue your Snakes to another piece of construction paper.



.  There is so much you can do with the letter T.  As with every letter emphasize its sound, and let your preschooler repeat it after you say it. 


Now on to the letter T

Sing a T song, such as Twinkle, Twinkle, orKiara’s favorite, I’m a little Teapot.

  • If your child is learning to write do one of these writing activities.
  • Make a train
    You’ll need an egg carton and toilet paper tube
    First, cut the egg cartons in-half, lengthwise.
    Then, have your children paint the carton halves black.
    Next, cut off a 2” section of the cardboard tube and have your child paint it red.
     When dry, set the red tube on top of the first cup of the black egg carton to create a black train with a red smoke stack. Attach the two sections of cartons with a paper clip. Write the letter “T” on the smoke stack.

·         Play the TRAIN GAME
 Cut out 2” x 3” paper tickets from four different colors of paper. 
 Pass out the tickets.
 Now, chug around the rood pretending to be a train.
 When you stop, call out “All Aboard the Red Train.” 

 Children must hand you a red ticket to get on the train.
 Chug around some more and then have the children get off.
Continue, chugging around and stopping to call out the name of a different colored train.
Variations: You can give your children one of each color of tickets, so that they get to climb aboard each time, or you can give children different colors of tickets.

·         Let your child see how tall they can build a tower.

·         Sets of TWO – have your children look around your house or classroom and find things that come in sets of two, such as; socks, shoes, salt and pepper shakers   

·         Make a tunnel for your children to crawl through by placing blankets over small tables or the backs of chairs.

·         Have fun moving with T words.

o    Tumble  

o    Toss

o    Tap

o    Tug

o    Tip Toe

o    Twirl

o     Twist  

·         How can you do the letter T without a tea party?   Have fun eating turkey or tuna sandwiches, tomatoes, tomallis, tortillas, or toast.  Don’t forget the Tea (decaf of course)

·       Make Bowl Turtles

Turn a paper bowl upside down and paint green or brown. Let dry. Tear some squares of green and brown paper and glue on bowl to make the turtle’s shell. Cut a head, tail and feet from green or brown construction paper. Glue or staple them on the bowl.

For your T  page:  On a piece of construction paper lightly draw a upper case and lower case T.  Then let your child glue toothpicks over your template.  Paste T pictures or draw things that start with the letter T.


4 Responses

  1. You have a lot of great ideas in there! Thanks for reminding me of the last two lines of the spaghetti song. I keep getting it stuck in my head, but forgot the very end! You’re a MIND saver!

  2. it says t for turtle but the thing is t for tree. appart from that i like it.

  3. there are many options for baby gifts, but i prefer to give them thsoe cute adorable stuff toys,’`

  4. i like what ever you say,i like you,hey guy ,do you like to have some watches ,like replica omega SPEEDMASTER

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