Friday, October 18, 2013

B is for Blueberry Preschool Lesson

Welcome to lesson #2 in my food-themed unit.  If you missed the A is for Apple Lesson you might want to check it out (wink, wink).

After the first lesson Goofy has been begging me for a second lesson.  I must admit that is the best feeling in the world--knowing your child wants you to teach them.  Makes my heart happy.

B is for Blueberry
Letter of the Day: B
Color of the Day: Blue
Number of the Day: 1
Shape of the Day: Circle

Letter Sound Practice: 
I showed Goofy a picture of the letter B.  We talked about the sound it makes.  I had her repeat "B says buh like ball" with me a few times.  We also reviewed the short "a" sound.

Writing Practice:
I printed out a Letter B Dot-a-Dot Page from Tot School.  I had Goofy trace the letter with her finger 3 times.  We said, "Down, bump, bump" while we traced it.

Color Practice:
I showed Goofy a couple of blue objects around the house.  For a sensory experience, I had her make little "blueberries" with play dough on her letter B page.

Princess joined in the lesson this week.

Bud is still too little to play with play dough, so I let him play with a tea set.  He likes putting silverware in the teapot.  There's some fine motor practice for you.

Goofy got pretty good at making little balls of play dough.

Nearly done.

Number Practice:
I wrote a number 1 on a piece of paper (with a blue crayon of course).  We held up one finger and counted to one.  While she put the play dough on her circle Goofy would say, "1 blueberry."

Shape Practice:
I showed Goofy all of circles on the page.  We found other circles around the house (ex: the clock, the pillows on the couch, etc.).  Using a blue bingo marker, I let her fill in the circles on the letter B page.

All done!  At least all done filling in the circles...

I let her put circles wherever she wanted on her page after she had filled in the letter B.

Her finished letter B.  Lookin' good!

Food Activity:
To finish off the lesson we made blueberry, banana shakes.

All you need is 3/4 bag of frozen blueberries, 1/2 c milk, 1 very ripe banana, and 2 heaping spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt.  Put into the blender and blend until smooth.  You could add a sweetener if you think it needs it, but we thought it was sweet enough.

My girls feeling festive with their Halloween cups.  

Mmm!  Smoothies!

Best way to finish a preschool lesson...EVER!

*I shared this blueberry banana smoothie on Foodie Friday at Home Maid Simple.  I LOVE this blog!  It has wonderful home tips, fun ideas for involving your kids in cooking, and so much more.  Check it out!

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