Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dollar Tree Deal Alert!

Yesterday I went to Dollar Tree to load up on goodies for the kids' Easter baskets. While I was there, I found a *few* extra things. One of the items I was excited to discover was wooden magnetic letters (and numbers). I bought two packs of the letters and one of the numbers. When I got home I used Word to create one-row tables featuring some "W" words since "W" is our letter of the week. I also created tables with Jathan and Ryland's name and printed off a set of alphabet cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler (Go to confessionsofahomeschooler.com, click "My Printables", choose "Phonics", I printed A-Z spoon match up.)

Then I just stuck the pages up on the fridge and let them match up the letters with the magnetic letters. I think Ryland enjoyed it even more than Jathan did. Even Piper enjoyed exploring how the letters tasted. = )

The letters on my "W" page were a tad small but I figured out that a size 100 font was perfect when I made their name page. Of course, if you're not anal retentive like me then you could just write on a piece of paper and make prep for this activity even simpler. ; )

And here's the alphabet page from Confessions of a Homeschooler which is where I get a ton of preschool activity ideas and free printables. <3 it.

I also bought a few books there one of which was a book on wolves (again with the "W"). Jathan loves reading educational books with more realistic pictures in them especially when they are about animals. I wish I'd gotten the farm book they had there but I already had quite a basket full so I may go back and get it later.

Just thought I'd alert you guys to this easy and inexpensive idea for little ones!

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