preschool homeschool// week 2

This week's letters are L and M.
Printable(s) art found here.
For our letter art craft we did L for lines and M for mouse. Fellow mama blogger and preschool homeschooler herself, Jody, over at MudHutMama, with her girls did M for maps here, and I so wish that we would have thought of that idea, because maps are totally right up Logan's alley. But nonetheless, we are more than happy with our little mouse!
We made play-doh monsters and accessorized them with goggly eyes, straws, and craft pompoms. Logan loved making them babies-- babies who cried a lot.

I planned the book "Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance" for our book of the week. We bought Lo this book for her 2nd birthday, and it's been a favorite ever since. Even though we've read it a hundred times, I thought it would be fun to find ways to incorporate it into our weekly learning and play. By a chance of luck, on Youtube, I found an
 animated short  made of the book. This made Lo's day, and week. We watched it a few times, every day. We may or may not still be watching it :) 

We also worked the story "The Lion and the Mouse" into some of our lessons. This book is a collection of Aesop's Fables that Lo received as a gift from my parents for her first Christmas. We are just beginning to explore it. I love that these little short stories teach a lesson and moral (even if it sometimes a bit extreme.)
 We made a big paper plate lion craft that Lo had a blast with. It was a very simple craft with a short materials list: paper plate, construction paper, scissors, glue, and a black marker. We used this (full cover face) mask to act out The Lion and the Mouse story. This was a great story for preschool age. I think Logan was able to understand it, as she was able to recall it and apply the message to other situations. 
Our kitchen craft this week involved sugar, sprinkles, and lot of colors, so of course Lo was stoked from the very beginning. We packaged some up and brought them over to Lo's cousins as a back to school treat. Needless to say, they were a hit.

The weather has been so kind to us, so we were able to get in lots of outside play time.
We began to practice correct form for holding a pencil (or crayon in this case) and tracing shapes.
Another great week!


  1. I love your projects this week. Those printables are adorable and the monster book sounds great - I haven't heard of it before.

    1. thanks so much! you never heard of it? ah, it's a good one, your girls will for sure love it!