Home Preschool Letter Y

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 Y

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Her Letter Y ABC Basket

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PRINTABLES

She finally wanted to try my ABC Color By Number printables!

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She was not interested in gluing the Yorkie dogs on the Animal ABC lowercase letter y, but she enjoyed finger painting it!

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She mixed all of her finger paint together so she could make brown for the yak on the dot fun page.

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Not interested in using a q-tip for the q-tip painting printable, her finger worked just fine she told me.

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She enjoyed a few activities from the Letter Y pack that we were given.  Here  she was cutting out the Y words so we could play smack it!Home Preschool Letter Y -6208

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Finger painting the items that begin with Y…

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She really enjoys these letter dot to dots.

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Sorting upper and lower case letter Yy

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase y was for yarn, which included cats so she LOVED it!. 

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Finding letter Y in different fonts…

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Our finished Letter Y work…

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See more Letter Y ideas on our Y  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 Y  here!

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See our other Preschool Letter posts featuring Ladybug ~

Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J

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Theme Printables U-Z

Theme Printables U through Z

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T


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, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little MonkeysHomeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, 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 UTheme Printables U through Z

Letter VTheme Printables U through Z

Letter WTheme Printables U through Z

Letter XTheme Printables U through Z

Letter YTheme Printables U through Z

 

Letter ZTheme Printables U through Z


    Looking for more printables?

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    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter Y

~ Ladybug is 43.5 Months Old ~Tot-School_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb


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Y is for Yak! She loves digging through it her letter basket!Tot School Letter Y-4900

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Alphabet Soup set, ABC peg set, Magnetic Letters, Ladybug Alphabet Puzzle, and more!Tot School Letter Y-4933

See more about letter baskets here!

The printable items shown below 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 Y is not free yet, but it will be}

Coloring yaks…Tot School Letter Y-4705

I have started sitting these 2 together most of the time, when I need to work with them both at the same time.  They enjoy watching each other!Tot School Letter Y-4709

Coloring shapes….Tot School Letter Y-4710

Cutting out her shapes so we can hide them!Tot School Letter Y-4711

She chose water color for her letter craft this week!Tot School Letter Y-4724

She always loves the letter books, and spends lots of time just looking at them! This one was super funny since it is about a yak who says yuk to foods she hasn’t even tried yet!  Ladybug is a very picky eater so she really liked this one!Tot School Letter Y-4704

Here she was sticker-ing her letter Y Dot Fun, see more dot fun ideas here! 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.Tot School Letter Y-4929

 

Here’s my Pinterest boards that might be helpful, Yak Theme, and Y is for… 

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We are back to doing All About Reading Pre Level 1 once a week. I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

She loved the letter Y page!!!

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Decorating for Christmas was a big hit with Ladybug!  She really got into it this year!  Pulling all of the Christmas books was definitely a highlight for her!Christmas Fun-4761

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The BEST, was the last event of decorating day.  We were all admiring the decorated house and tree and listening to Christmas music on pandora when suddenly the dancing began.  Daddy spun his girl around for several songs, with her giggling and begging for more.  It was one of those moments you know will be etched in your mind forever.Christmas Fun-4883


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

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Tot School ~ Letter Yy

~Ladybug is currently 31.5 months old~

 

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Tot School Printables Y is for Yo Yo

Letter: Yy

Object: Yo-yo

Vocabulary Development Theme: Toys

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

We are almost done, only letter Zz and our Tot School Printables units are complete!  Sadly, I only remembered to take photos of her Yy work on one day this past week!  She did a lot more, but this is all I have to show for it!

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Letter Yy printables here!

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We had a low key Christmas week.  Compared to our intense Christmas fun last year, this week was mostly a bunch of nothing!  We had a few issues in ministry come up that needed our attention and we adjusted. The main issue occurred on Sunday night last week which is my main planning night and it just threw the whole week off.  Hopefully next week will be filled with Christmas learning fun all week long!

She LOVED the Story props for the book, One Baby Jesus.IMG_7802

Her Christmas Fun Notebook gets a multiple daily workout…IMG_7720

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Craft time for Truth in the Tinsel is fun for her, she likes it most when it’s all done and she can hold it.  Here’s Mary…IMG_7732

Here she was helping make the cd ornament to represent Mary’s song…IMG_7820

tub of funOur Christmas Sensory Bin is a daily hit with Ladybug…

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Learning ToysShe loves PacMan’s Glow Station board,

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we played for a long time together in the dark!  Here’s one of her faces…IMG_7778

Techy TotOur iPad is BACK from the repair shop!  I got a snazzy new case to protect it and we all love it so far.  Ladybug is loving our new Hair Salon Santa gameIMG_7743

She also enjoys the trial version of Space Boards.  These apps are so neat, but SO expensive, the boards in the free trial are enough for now!IMG_7816

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Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Yy

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Rock stars This is the main section of our preschool posts-focusing on what we do for our Raising Rock Stars Preschool Curriculum. I am not sharing photos of each part every week, just what I happen to catch! We do the entire unit even if I don’t show it here in the photos!

Our letter this week ~ Yy, our verse: You are my friends if you do whatever I command you. IMG_5940

 

Krash colors his verse, this is one of the first time he intentionally colored for a while with thought.  He used different colors and really tried to stay in the lines!IMG_5948

After he cuts out his vocabulary cards, we put them in his RRSP Notebook together.  He likes to use the pointer to find words I call out!  Sometimes we review past letters too!IMG_5944

 

Measuring his verse…IMG_6522

 

We used the gel tracing pack {included in the Grasshopper ABC kit} to practice before writing this week …IMG_6529

 

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We brought out our foam ABCs to work on our sight word: you.  I also used our dry erase board.  After doing a bit of word work, we read the easy reader and he found the word on each page.  He is just on the edge of really grasping words, but not quite there yet.  He still looks at me like I am a bit nuts when I ask him “what word is that?”  ;-)  it’s pretty funny!IMG_6508

 

 

 

 

 

Krash loves the counting portion of the RRSP PowerPoint shows.  Learning to make each number with his hands is always fun for him! IMG_6478

 

The Power Point lessons are located in the Members Only section. You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the Members Only section here. The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE on the main RRSP page…

You can download the entire letter Yy unit here.

NEW for RRSP…lessons plans!  Included is our exact plan, with links to everything we used.  Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do! Yy Lesson PlanYou can download the PDF file on the Yy page!


 

in the box {A few things that were in his preschool workboxes for the week, not all activities are pictured}

He did one drawing an orange from his Kumon Drawing book this week. My favorite part of this activity is definitely his dictated stories!  I know I will love this collection of drawings and stories when it is complete!  I highly recommend doing this with your preschooler {going through this book or something similar and keeping them all together in 1 notebook}.IMG_5311

 

We worked with our Pom Pom Numbers again, but this time a bit differently.  I used them more for fine motor practice.  First he pulled off all of the dots, and put them on the tray.  Then I showed him a number and told him what color pom pom to “eat” with Mr. Crunch from our Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kit.  He LOVED this!!!!  After Mr. Crunch ate them, he “spit them out” onto the number and Krash used his fingers to place them on the velrco dots.

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We did a few fun letter of the week activities. Here he is doing the Y color-by-number!IMG_6526

 

We combined the Grasshopper ABC kit letter building Y card along with our foam shapes form the book, How to Build an A.  Krash made a Y…IMG_6538

We are continuing our ABC Crafts, here is his Y is for Yak…IMG_6047

 

My mom bought us this cute shape magnet book from Costco.  Krash enjoyed finding the correct shapes to put on the farm scenes as we read the book!

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More Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kit work, making “split pea soup.”  He really enjoyed this {much more than I actually thought he would to be honest}.  He worked really hard to make tons of peas for his soup.  This is actually the first time he successfully rolled balls like this using dough.  He usually can only make snakes!IMG_6499

 

A bit of Kumon cutting….IMG_6045

 

 

star boxes This is where I share the 3 special open-ended toys that were in our Star Boxes for the week.

Our 3 STAR boxes for the week: Foam ABCs, Stacking Pegs, and Felt Food.  Believe it or not, I don’t have any Star Box time photos!  I do have a Felt Food giveaway for you though! ;-)

 

 

 

game timeOur game this week was Qwirkle.  This is a game for older kids but we modified the rules and we all had tons of fun with it, this is a great game!  I was actually very surprised with how well Krash did, even when it got a bit tricky as we got going.IMG_5076 He also enjoyed just playing with the tiles…IMG_4889  See more of our favorite preschool games here.

Life School This is where I share games, toys, and life experiences that occur outside of our planned preschool time.

The boys asked to get out Perler beads one day and it kept them busy for a long time!IMG_6079

Of course there’s always a bit of playing with Ladybug’s Tot Trays ;-p, He was very interested in her magnetic dress up doll.  He turned her into a super hero, complete with shoes on her shoulders {I am sure they were probably guns of some sort knowing him}.IMG_6483

 

 

Moms fav While on our staff retreat we got to swim!!!  I adore this boy in his goggles!!!!!  IMG_6228

 

 

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