Preschool at Home ~ Letter P

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Letter P Home Preschool

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Her Letter P ABC Basket… 

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Our letter P phonics drawer had lots in it. She really enjoys playing with the tiny items, especially when there are a lot!

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I set up her puzzles {all apart and mixed up} for her to do one morning, but she found them before bedtime and must have done them because I woke up to this!

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CRAFTS

She loves the paint cut and glue crafts from Learn, Create, Love.  This week we made the platypus!

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PRINTABLES

 

Below she was finger painting the words that begin with P from the Letter P  pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

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From the same printable set, here she was finger painting the letters…

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Also from the same pack, putting simple CVC words together that all begin with P!

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ABC Find It! was much more fun when the panda participated!!

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Panda also helped her do a letter dig with our mini Letter P items!

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase was a cute pig with a curly tail and floppy ears! I suggested we put letter P’s on the letter, she voted for Ponies instead, they start with P!

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Our finished Letter P work

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See more Letter P ideas on our P is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter P here!

Theme Printables P through T

 

Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Early Childhood Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables P through T

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables U-Z


I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming! I am creating this series to help you with your planning. I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets. If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter PTheme Printables P through T

Letter QTheme Printables P through T

Letter RTheme Printables P through T

Letter STheme Printables P through T

Letter TTheme Printables P through T


    Looking for more printables?

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    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter P

~Ladybug is currently 38.5 months old~Tot School


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Here is her desk set-up for letter P.  I added some letter fun, featuring the letter P using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, and letter bean bags.  All of our pigs joined the set up this week also.  As usual, she loved this!Summer Learning Kindergarten (3 of 7)

I went with a mild farm theme for her shelves, since we have several toys with a farm theme; piggy bank, Farm Puzzle, Farm Maze, Farm Felt Set, Farm Block Puzzle, Who Lives Where? {it had pigs in it}. Summer Learning Kindergarten (4 of 7)

The printable items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter P is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter P and Pig ideas for you…

 

This week we colored pigs together and then cut them up to play hide and seek!IMG_8239

First, I hid them, and she went around finding them and yelling out the colors!  Then she hid them for me!

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It was so much fun, we did the shapes this way too!  She only wanted to do the hiding this time!

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We “snow painted” the letter P…IMG_8189

A little shaving cream play break…IMG_8193

After the paint dried, she glued her piggies on…IMG_8214

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Here she is working on Letter Pp Dot Fun, we made mini play dough balls and she smooshed them onto the dots.  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_8195

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


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By FAR, the most played with toy, the farm cube puzzle.  We did this thing numerous times per day.  By the end of the week she was doing them on her own!IMG_8247

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We had a fun  Play Dough day, using our letter P and piggies for some extra fun.IMG_8208

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This farm puzzle was from Target awhile back.IMG_8225

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Matching baby/Mommy farm animals {old puzzles of mine}IMG_8229

Playing with our entire color supply box!IMG_8186

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Ladybug attended her first VBS!  She wasn’t technically “allowed” to go, but I stayed with her so she could sing and see the puppets for the first part.  Since we are at an inner-city missionary staffed church, we have visiting groups lead VBS all summer, this was the first of the summer!

  


Hanging ith the big KidsI don’t normally buy workbooks, since I make my own printables.  But, Ladybug was wanting to have a workbook of her own, similar to the big boys, so I picked one up for her at Costco!  I got her the Gakken Let’s Get Ready {ridiculous price on Amazon, I got it for $6.79 at Costco}, and she loves it!  She did about 15 pages the first day!

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Ladybug loves our Readeez videos!  Here she was watching the Nursery Rhyme Collection, be sure to enter to win the full set if you haven’t yet!

See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!


Insta-Tot4Ladybug’s week on Instagram, since we are using Instagram more, I am switching the Mom’s Favorite category to “Insta-Tot” .  {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

Featuring: her 1st VBS, bed jumping, BIG veggie garden, pet firefly, “sprinkles,” Rolie Polie Olie, “I wanna go sweepovah, Loving Stella, snakes in shaving cream, P is for Pig, petting a bunny, flowers, silly girl, Mommy’s bday, adorable robe.  We are 1plus1plus1, follow us or see all of our photos here!

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  • Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten ~ P

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    You can download all of the printables for this unit FREE here on the main RRSK page, just scroll down until you see them!  We are only doing the Bible memory work since he has mastered all of the other skills included in the RRSK packs.

    Here is Krash singing letter P for you, the tune is “Twinkle Twinkle.”   The printable written out the way you sing it for LETTER P is here! He was a bit off with the tune in the beginning, and Ladybug is playing with the marble track in the background, so I am sorry for the poor quality!  Hopefully you can catch the tune despite these obstacles!

    If you have RRSK Early Access or the RRSP Bundle, there is now a file with all of the verse tunes available!

    RRSK Letter Pp Printables Here!

    If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about, you can see info about purchasing here!  Currently I have units Aa-Tt available in the early access section.

    Tot School ~ Letter Pp

    ~Ladybug is currently 28 months old~

    Still off of official school around here, we officially start back on Sept 12, after our kick off the school year trip to the beach with my parents the week before!

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    Tot School Printables P is for Pencil

    Letter: Pp

    Object: Pencil

    Vocabulary Development Theme: School Tools

    You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

    Ladybug has not been as into her Tot School Printables as she used to be, so we don’t spend the hours at the table these days.  Totally fine with me, I love her learning any way she chooses at this stage!  I still offer her the printables and she lets me know what she wants to do.  We aren’t doing everything and that’s fine!

    Here we used play doh to make her Pps and used a pencil to poke into the dough.

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    She wanted me to color her Pp objects, as she told me which ones to color.  She proudly displayed “her” work when I was done.IMG_1228

     

    She wanted to cut her tracing page this week.  Hey…whatever floats your boat girlfriend.  She was whining at me for taking her picture {he he}.IMG_1230

     

    I also colored her pencils and we matched up the markers and happily knocked them all down!IMG_1232

     

    We put painters tape on a white paper and had fun dot painting it like crazy!IMG_1075

    The boys wanted to help too!  After it was done we let it dry and then peeled off the tape for the letter P, she liked this!IMG_1079

     

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     Letter Pp printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!

     

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    She played with Magneatos every day this week…

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    She loves our new Magnetic Matching Rings toy, it is more for Krash, but she is LOVING it!  This is a really neat toy, if you have a 2-5 year old I definitely recommend adding this to your wish list!IMG_1259

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    Matching frogs and dragonfliesIMG_1049

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    ThemeWe had our schoolroom decked out for our camping theme this week, complete with our mini tent, ladybug sleeping bag, lanterns, flashlights and camping chair!  Most of the camping school work that was done was from the Camping Preschool Pack and the Camping Pack…for Krash.  But Ladybug enjoyed the many props we had out!IMG_1051

    We spent TONS of time roll playing and enjoyed an official camp-out morning.  We made fire wood out of tubes and put our electric flickering candles underneath for the fire.  We also roasted wadded up paper marshmallows.IMG_1066

    We even had a fake crackling fire running on the iPad!IMG_1069

    We are going to a camp for our summer staff retreat next week, so the timing was perfect!  I have lots more to share about our camping fun, coming soon!  You can see my collection of camping ideas I found here on Pinterest!

     

    tub of funI bought the kids a Mighty World Camping set to play with and they loved it more than I thought they would!  It is really tiny so perfect for a sensory bin.  Add it to some beans = hours of fun!IMG_1202

    Ladybug was quite possessive and would take the tent and campers and go play by herself sometimes!IMG_1203

     

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    I caught her reading in our bean bag chair, which she often does.  I love reading photos and will grab my camera if it’s close by.IMG_1244

    This is her “no-pichers momma” look.IMG_1248

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    Pink Tevas and purple toes…IMG_1133perfect for splashing in puddles!

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