Home Preschool ~ Letter T

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!

Home Preschool Letter T

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Her Letter T ABC Basket

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CRAFTS

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

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We also made a turtle craft, using a paper plate, and torn tissue paper.  My inspiration came from here.

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PRINTABLES

Animal ABC lowercase t is for turtle, she painted the t before gluing the turtles on.

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ABC Find It!  We hid the cards around the room many times and took turns finding them!

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Letter T Dot Fun, she chose to use stickers and ended up putting them in ABC order!

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She loves turtles, and colored this one.

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase t for tent. 

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Using Spielgaben rings to identify the letter t in different fonts.

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Our finished Letter T work…

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In addition to the work above, she also did some Tinkerbell themed work this week.  It wasn’t a major theme, just a few printables from my Tinkerbell pack!

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Fin Tinkerbell printables here!

Tinkerbell and Friends Printable Pack


See more Letter T ideas on our T  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 T here!

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Tinkerbell & Friends Printable Pack

Tinkerbell and Friends Printable Pack

I made a Fairy Printable Pack last year and many asked me for Tinkerbell.  I hope many of your Tinkerbell fans enjoy this free printable pack, made for Tots – Kindergartners!

Tinkerbell Printables

 

Download the Tinkerbell Printables Here!

Clipart is from  ClipArtopia & CherryClipart

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Looking for more theme based printables, see this post!

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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 T

~Ladybug is currently 40.5 months old~Tot School


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The printable items are 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 T is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

More Letter T/Tiger Fun…

 

One evening, after dinner, she sat down at her desk and told me she was going to do her schoolwork.  That she did!  She worked for awhile as you will see below…Homeschool Tot School-1406

After coloring and tracing a bit, she asked to glue her shapes on purple paper.

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This week we used letter T stickers to decorate the letter…Homeschool Tot School-1440

She cut her own tigers too!Homeschool Tot School-1444

 

Here she is working on Letter Tt Dot Fun, we used magnetic gems. 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.Homeschool Tot School-1431

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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I tried something new this week, a letter bin, and she loved it!  I did something similar with Krash years ago, and thought she might enjoy it.  It takes a bit of work to gather it all, but it really helps emphasize the letter and the sounds.  I grabbed many items that begin with T and letters too.  Then when the week began, I challenged Krash to find little things that also began with T, as a review for him. {he added a Transformer, train, tape, and pretend tomato}.Letter T Bin-1275

We explored the letter T box almost daily!Homeschool Tot School-1422

 

We love our Alphabet Soup set! Here we were going over the letter T items as she dropped them in the can.Homeschool Tot School-1427

By far, the MOST played with toy this week ~ Interlox. We share some of our toys in a bin rotation system with friends and these have been “gone” for awhile.  When the bin returned, I added them to her shelf and she was immediately drawn to them.  Here’s her airplane…Homeschool Tot School-1278

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We played Connect 4 Launchers, tot style {no rules} a few times this week!Homeschool Tot School-1333

A toy that was passed down to us was a big hit.  She had fun making the Word World words with me! {it’s here on Amazon, but the price is outrageous-totally NOT worth that!}Homeschool Tot School-1341

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She only played with the screw block once, not her favorite toy.Homeschool Tot School-1401


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Ladybug continues to love her games on the iPad, here she was playing a favorite, Tally Tots.Homeschool Tot School-1310

 


Insta-Tot4_thumbLadybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

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  • Tot School ~ Letter Tt

    ~Ladybug is currently 29.5 months old~

     

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    Tot School Printables T is for Train

    Letter: Tt

    Object: Train

    Vocabulary Development Theme: Transportation

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

    Here’s a peek at some of the Letter Tt activities she wanted to do {and I managed to snap photos of}.

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    Coloring T items and LOVING the photos I was taking!IMG_4793

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    She Dot painted her letters, then we tried stamping, which soon turned to coloring…  IMG_4959

     

    Letter Tt printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!

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    Her shelves were mostly Fall themed, with a few random items!

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    Our fall sensory bin was out in the open and played with daily.  Ladybug works on so many skills while she plays.

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    Here she was tossing leaves as we were singing one of our fall songs.IMG_4761

    PacMan was “leaf blowing” with our ball toy!IMG_4780

    I added in a glass jar when I was close by, she had fun using her tongs to put items in.

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    She chose to use the tongs for clean up time mostly too!IMG_4913

    She learned to stuff leaves down the blower toy and make them shoot out!

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    We used marbles for spooning one day too…IMG_5036

    The leaves/styrofoam was fun, although Krash liked it more than she did!

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    She had more fun arranging them and watching them spin around!IMG_4902

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    Plastic letters into the can was a BIG hit and played with daily.IMG_4880

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    One of our all time favorite toys made an appearance.  Even the boys still love this thing.IMG_4750

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    In honor of her Tot School Printable train theme, I got out her big toy train too.

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    Of course our Foam blocks were out a lot.  This particular time she was covering up her friends and rescuing them!

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    I printed out some fall activities I thought she might enjoy, mostly from other websites-which I link to below.

    Here she is coloring a squirrel.  She worked on him almost every day!

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    She did leaf tracingIMG_4794

    Worked on a “Where’s the Scarecrow” bookIMG_4937

    Counted fall items with me, she still can’t handle this on her own.IMG_4946

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    Ladybug still loves the iPad, usually while sitting in our bean bag.  We got a few new apps recently and she has some old favorites too.  She has spent most of her time playing Tozzle, Monkey Preschool, GoFun, Starfall, and Kneebouncers.  She is determined to figure out Monkey Math, which is Krash’s game, but it is a bit too hard for her.  She likes to do it with me.IMG_5044

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    My little drama mama, all shots within seconds of each other.

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