Letter E Preschool Unit

Letter E Preschool Unit

THE PEACEFUL PRESCHOOL

We currently follow the Peaceful Preschool curriculum by Jennifer Pepito and we love it! The content is full of rich literature. We read through many rich, classic stories. We also complete playful projects that go along with the literature theme or letter. Download Unit A for free to try it out with your littles in order to see if you like it. The community she has created is such a beautiful resource and I’m grateful to be a part of it. Jennifer has included a wonderful preschool e-book which helps you prepare to guide your child in early learning. We have found her curriculum perfect for our homeschool preschool. The curriculum is comprised of Read Aloud, Phonics, Counting Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Large Motor Skills, Practical Life Skills, and Art Skills. Here is how we schedule our days.

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Boys Preschool Hands

LETTER E REVIEW

We loved the letter E unit! The focus was on eggs and that is one thing we love. Eggs are a great superfood so this Mama was happy to introduce a unit focusing on them. We began by creating our glitter glue alphabet letters and read through Rechenka’s Eggs. The Peaceful Preschool recommends glitter glue in order to create the finishing touches on sensory, textured alphabet flashcards. We have used them with all of the letters so far, and it is really one of my children’s favorite parts. We had fun creating bird’s nests out of natural play dough and making miniature play dough eggs for the nest. It was such a joy since I got to see my sons get creative in forming the nest and eggs. They added birdseed to their letter E template and we also added bird seed to our bird feeder out in the front!

Brothers Art Letter E
Brothers Art Letter E

E IS FOR EGG

We made hard boiled eggs together and dyed them with natural dye. My boys participated in collecting ice so we could cool down the eggs in an ice bath. They also love dipping the eggs in the natural dye we created out of blueberries, turmeric, and spinach. I typically have brown eggs on hand and they don’t work as well as white eggs in absorbing the color!

We counted and sorted a dozen wooden eggs. The boys made muffins and cookies with their pretend blender set and they used their wooden eggs in their pretend play.

Colored Egg Play. Boys helping in the kitchen.
Colored Egg Play. Boys helping in the kitchen.

I have created a Preschool Letter Unit for each letter on Pinterest. Pinterest provides a wealth of inspiration for extension ideas to go along with the Peaceful Preschool. We also use Simply Learning Kids to add additional learning activities. My boys took turns cutting various egg cracks and matching them back together in order to practice fine motor skills and work with patterns.

Cutting Eggs with Scissors
Cutting Eggs with Scissors

Then, we used some wooden buttons to complete an egg shape. My older son also had more scissor practice as he cut out the egg shapes and matched them together.

Wooden Egg Buttons
Wooden Egg Buttons

 

Finally, to wrap up the letter E unit, we used watercolors to paint the Earth. You can purchase watercolor paints at Target, however, we really enjoy these from Amazon.

Painting the Earth
Finally, Painting the Earth

SUPPLIES

Rechenka's Eggs
Glitter Glue
Natural Play Dough
Sunflower Bird Seed
Scissors
Wooden Eggs
Wood Mixer Toy Set
Wooden Buttons
Washable Tempera Paints
Watercolor Paper
Nature Anatomy Book

Please let me know if you have any questions. Finally, we hope you enjoy nourishing your children too! We can’t wait to share our next letter since we are having so much fun!

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Posted by nourishedchildren

Hi, I'm Randi! I'm the blessed Mama of two amazing little boys, Hudson (age 4.5) and Jude (age 3). I'm honored to be able to homeschool my preschoolers and we are trying to be intentional with our children each day. I'm all about slowing down, leading as natural a life as we can, spending time outdoors, and enjoying the simple, ordinary moments of life. I have always had health and wellness as an intense passion. Now I get to share it with my children!

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