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


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    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter Y

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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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Theme

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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She matched cookiesIMG_7941

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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~Krash is currently 44 months old~

Learning Toys

I only managed to snap one photo of the many learning toys Krash played with this past week! Here he is playing with his Brainy Baby 3 piece animal puzzles, yes sitting in the Bumbo…isn’t that where your 3 1/2 year old sits? IMG_9800

 

Theme

In honor of our winter theme, I put together a fun basket of “snow” for Krash to dig through and find all of the ABCs for his puzzle. {thanks Tot Play for the idea!}IMG_9785

My well-planned activity soon turned into a fun “snowball” fight. There was “snow” all over and stuck in the rug afterward…lovely.IMG_9792

We played a counting game, using a snowman board with 10 circles on it. He drew a card {same as we used last week}, then had to count out that many colored chips on the card {again thanks Tot Play for the idea}IMG_9806

A few non-action shots, both items from our Winter Tot Pack. The first is the Snowflakes in Shapes mini book, although I left the pages separate as I introduced it to K.IMG_0195This sheet is the blank page I provided with the snowman set. I am working with K on identifying lowercase letters so I wrote them on the blank grid and had him find them with his colored chips. You can see through those chips so it was cool, he can put it right on top of the letter and still see it. IMG_0192

 

 

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We are almost done! Yy is for yellow, and I made it very simple ;-) I found yellow smiley sticker and let him go at it. We then glued the Y to yellow paper!IMG_9897

He played with his various letter Y items in the basket, here he is matching the magnetic Y to our Alphabet poster (got ours at Dollar Tree, but here’s a neat set online)…IMG_9902

We haven’t been using Leapfrog Letter Factory as much, so I brought it back out for K this past week. Lil Ladybug sat in on it too ;-).IMG_9867

 

Tiny Tot SchoolLadybug is almost 9 1/2 months old now and is very interested in what we are doing. I have been intentionally sitting her in with us and giving her items to explore that she otherwise wouldn’t have. The main goal in exposing Ladybug at this young age is mostly to different textures, sounds, and other sensory experiences. Cause and effect is a big thing too, as she learns what happens when she does things.

She loved playing with the cotton balls…IMG_9786

I piled all of our bean bags on her lap just to see what she would do. She had fun for a long time, feeling them, throwing them around and yelling with them! IMG_9825

She wasn’t too fond of the abacus. I sat with her while she explored how it felt and it seemed to freak her out a little bit! IMG_9875

She loved the musical instruments and sat and explored these two for quite awhile! IMG_9882

 

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A little “war”…IMG_9804A little Wii {teamwork at it’s finest-rock climbing on Outdoor Challenge} IMG_9889Some friendly competition… IMG_9894

 


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Snuggling with Daddy watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs {a current FAVORITE around here}.IMG_0187

 

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