We had so much fun learning about the Letter A! Taking part in The Peaceful Preschool has been such an incredible blessing for our family, and we are excited to see what adventures this year will bring. After a lot thought and researching, I decided to take a Minimalistic Homeschool Approach and put together a Gentle Preschool Schedule that fit our family. We will be doing The Peaceful Preschool over the next year, where we will be stretching each unit into two weeks. For details on how that will work and why I made that decision, please check out the Planning + Prep Post that I wrote. In addition to the TPP resources, I will be offering free printables for each unit as well! Check out our Letter Units page for links to all of our free resources. Below are affiliate links for your convenience.
We started off the unit by creating our glitter glue letters, sorting pom pom apples, and exploring 12 different real apple varieties. The main focus book for the unit was “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World“.
Rilynn used watercolors to create her own apple tree, which was a big accomplishment for her! It’s the first time she has ever tried painting something she is looking at. Prior to this week, I always just let her paint from her imagination. I wasn’t sure if she would get the concept, but we talked about the tree as she did it and I think it turned out lovely!
We did a fun jellybean “apple” sort + count activity and both girls created some apple print art.
We did a bunch of fun letter recognition activities along with extra printables I created for the unit. She went back at the end of the unit and added apples to the watercolor tree she created on the first day.
We worked on our unit Bible verse and created Vegan Apple Crisp one of the days. We enjoyed the delicious treat with some coconut milk ice cream!
It was such a fun two weeks and by the end Rilynn was writing A’s and pointing them out everywhere we went. I encourage you to check out this Letter A Unit and all of the free printables I’ve created to go with it!