A is for Apple.
B is for Ball.
C is for Cat.
Focusing on one letter per week, read aloud from several ABC books that feature the letter with corresponding pictures. You could also show and name the pictures on a set of blocks like those pictured.
Have your child then cut out pictures from magazines or other sources of objects that begin with the sound the letter represents. These pictures can be pasted on a letter page making a collage that can fit into a notebook.
This activity works very well in conjunction with a focus on ABCs, such as the Alphabet Copywork Notebooking Pages, using one letter per week.
- Monday you can introduce the letter. Using the alphabet keyword letter chart in the front of the notebooking pages (or one of your own), you’ll notice Aa is associated with apple. So you can offhandedly point this out. Have your child complete the first copywork page.
- Tuesday read an alphabet book. If you are using our personal favorite, The Amazing I Spy ABC (see resources below), then not only will you again be able to point out the apple (or better yet, have your child find the apple), but there are several other A words on the page.
- Wednesday can be another copywork page.
- Thursday your child can do the activity described above, cutting out pictures of words that begin with the A sound and making his Letter A collage.
- Friday can be another copywork day and wrap-up.
The Amazing I Spy ABC by Ken Laidlaw
Our personal favorite ABC book. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with …” begins each adventure. A small window gives you a hint about one of the hidden objects on the next page. “What is it?” turn the page and find out. You’ll also find several other objects that begin with A as well.
Very nice .pdf download of pictures to cut out from Homeschool Creations.
Animal ABC Cards
Set of cards from Adventurez In Child Rearing that can easily be cut out to make an ABC book.
Simple black and white pictures from Enchanted Learning.
Free Alphabet Notebook Lapbook
One download for each letter of the alphabet. All the work already done for you! From Homeschool Share.
Alphabet Flash Cards
Common pictures, one for each letter of the alphabet. Free from Brandenburg Studies.