Handwriting Practice for Kids: Letter G

Are you teaching a preschooler or Kindergartner the letter G? Here is an easy handwriting practice for kids worksheet you can do together as you teach the alphabet.

Are you looking for more letter G activities for kids? We have tons of them here! Look for a collecction of ideas (with links) at the end of this post.

handwriting practice for kids g is for goat

You Will Need:

Print out the worksheet and grab a pencil.

Also, grab your alphabet flip book. (Click the link above to find out how to make your own. Super easy!!)

Find the G in the flip book. Talk about the letter G.

What sound does the letter G make?

How many things can you think of that start with the letter G?

g is for goat

Have your child trace the big G and little g with his/her finger.

There are arrows they can follow when tracing.

trace the letter G

Now it is time to do the tracing.

Have your preschooler trace all of the big G’s.

Then they can trace all of the little g’s.

Then the third row alternates big G and little g.

The last row is blank for independent practice.

You can spread the work out over a few days if you want. Matthew does not like to do all of the tracing in one day.

handwriting for preschoolers g is for goat

 

And there you have it. An easy worksheet as you learn the letter G!

Looking for more ways to learn at home. Here is our collection of letter G activities for kids.

More Letter G Activities for Kids

 

Preschool Do a Dot Printables: A is for Apple

Are you familiar with do a dot markers? They are kind of like BINGO dobbers and they come in different colors. Kids love using them!

These do a dot markers make for fun activities for kids. I adore out preschool do a dot printables that are all about A is for apple! These are perfect as we welcome Fall and visit apple orchards!

I am going to show you how to use these printables to make learning fun for your poreschooler!

a is for apple do a dot printables

 

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Preschool Do a Dot Printables:

 

The first page is all about the letter Aa.

Use the red do a dot marker as you find all of the big A’s.

Use the green do a dot marker as you find all of the little a’s.

How many were there of each?

Grab your alphabet flip book and talk about the letter Aa and the sounds that it makes.

big a little a do a dot printables

Next, use the red do a dot marker to fill in the circles as you go apple picking.

Then, use your favorite color, or brown, to fill in the circles on the basket.

a is for apple do a dot printable

Use the green do a dot marker to to fill in all the circles on the green apple.

How many circles are there?

green apple do a dot printables

Apples are hanging in the tree.

Find the green apples and the red apples.

Use the correct color do a dot marker to color them as you find them.

Then, draw a line with a pencil to the basket each apple should go into.

green and red apples do a dots

Use crayons to color the apple.

What color will you make it?

apple color pageFind all of the big A’s and little a’s.

Use the color do a dot marker indicated in the directions as you mark each one.

find the letter a do a dot

 

What is made with apples?

Follow the directions as you decide which things are made with apples and which things are not made with apples.

made with apples Enjoy!

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Teach Colors to Kids in Spanish Flip Book

Are you working to teach colors to kids right now? Since we homeschool and one of my little one’s is a preschooler, we certainly have been working on our colors.

I love creating flip books to help with learning. It is a great way to take flash card type material and turn them into a quick little book that stays together easily.

A few weeks ago I create a flip book for that you can use to teach colors to kids and immediately I received some feedback that never crossed my mind. A teacher asked if I had a Spanish version that she could use with her students. Why had I never thought of this?

So here you go. This is perfect for homeschoolers, parenting wanting to teach their children Spanish, preschool teachers and anyone wanting to learn!

teach colors to kids in Spanish

Supplies:

Print out your pages.

Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut each card out following the black lines.

If you’re going to laminate them, do it after you cut them.

colors in spanish flash cards free printable

Grab the hole punch and loose leaf ring.

colors in spanish free printable

Punch a hole in the upper left corner of each card. Ensure that the holes line up with each other.

What I do is, punch a hole in the first one and then use that as a template for each card until I am done.

use a hole punch to make flash cards a flip book

Once you’ve punch holes in each card, feed the cards through the loose leaf ring.

I loke to have the cover card first- the one that says My Color Flip Book. In this case it is in Spanish, so it says Mi Color de Flip Book.

colors in Spanish

Then I add each card after that.

Green is verde in Spanish.

See the green crayon?

verde is green in spanish

Ornage is anaranja in Spanish.

anaranja is orange in spanish

 

Here is what each card looks like. Each sheet has two cards on it.

 

The first sheet is the cover page and the color black which is negro in Spanish.

mi color de flip book in spanishThe next sheet is azul which is blue and rojo which is red in Spanish

azul is blue rojo is redThe next sheet has verde which is green and amarillo which is yellow in Spanish

verde is green amarillo is yellowThe next sheet is purple which is morando and orange which is anaranja in Spanish.

morando is purple anaranja is orangeThen we have the sheet with brown which is marron and pink which is rosa in Spanish.

brown and pink in spanishAnd the last sheet is blanco which is white and gris which is gray.

blanco is white in spanish and gris is gray in spanish

And now you have everything you need to make a flip book to teach colors to kids in Spanish!

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Hand Print Art: F is for Frog

We love alphabet crafts! Do you?

Let’s create something fun for the letter F. Today we are going to show you another hand print art idea using your little one’s hand to make a frog!

Don’t forget to check out all of the letter of the week activities at the end of this post that will go perfectly with this art project. There is a letter of the week craft, a Do a Dot printable, a handwriting practice worksheet, a books list, and a snack idea to go with the letter F.

Enjoy Amanda’s easy to follow art tutorial showing us how to create a hand print frog with our kiddos.


 

We’re back with another alphabet post! Today’s hand print art is Letter F is for Frog. My preschooler is forever hopping around like a frog – it’s so cute! It would be fun to pair this craft with a game of leap frog or the oldie but goodie frogger game which you can play online for free.

Hand Print Art: F is for Frog

Supplies Needed:

Hand Print Frog

Instructions for making the hand print frog:

  1.  Make a green hand print with the fingers pointed down.
  2. Draw on eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Draw a lilypad around the frog and color with a green marker.
  4. Color water using a blue marker.
  5. Write F is for Frog.

Hand Print Art - Letter F is for Frog

Variation: Make a footprint frog.

See you next week for Letter G (hint: it’s a farm animal).

Hand Print Art: F is for Frog

 

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter F)

 

Amanda @artsy_mommaAmanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter M

Spending time together reading is such a bonding time for parents and kids. While you’re teaching your preschooler or young learner their alphabet, incorporating books is a perfect fit!

As you teach your little one the letter M, here is a list of amazing books children must read. They go perfectly with the letter of the week.

Feel free to click through each link below and learn more about any title you’ve never heard of before. You can either order them on Amazon or take the list with you to your next trip at the library.

Don’t forget to check out the list of other activities you can do with your preschooler as you focus on your new letter of the week- M!

20 Letter M Preschool Books Collage

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter M

1. Me on the Map (Dragonfly Books)
2. My Daddy and I
3.If You Give a Moose a Muffin
4. May I Please Have a Cookie? (Scholastic Readers, Level 1)
5.Maple & Willow Together
6. Max and the Fall Parade (Max and Ruby)
7. Mix It Up!
8. Mr. Moustache (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
9. Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
10. Mouse Match: A Chinese Folktale
11. The Mitten
12. The Line Up Book
13. My Picture Book Of The Planets
14. Mouse Count
15. Mama, Do You Love Me?
16. Moonlight
17. My Favorite Time of Year
18. Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind
19. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
20.My First Human Body Book (Dover Children’s Science Books)

 

Want more letter Mm activities? You will love my collection of crafts, printables, snack ideas, hand print art and more! We love making learning fun and hands on!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Mm)

Teach Colors to Kids: Printable Flip Book

We love flip books at our house and they make learning fun!

Are you looking for ways to teach colors to kids? Using a flip book is an awesome way to do this.

I created this free printable to help make learning colors easy and fun for kids (and parents).

This is what your flip book will look like when it is done.

Let me show you how to make it.

teach colors to kids with a flip book free printable

Supplies:

Print the pages out and use a paper cutter or scissors to cut each card.

There are two pages on a card to preserve paper.

flip book ideas

If you’re going to laminate them, do it AFTER you cut the cards. I did not have any laminating sheets and did not have time to run these over to our local office supply store.

Laminating them will defiantly make them last longer. I laminated our alphabet flip book and have been very pleased with it.

Next, grab a hole puncher and the loose leaf ring.

color flip book

Use the hole puncher to put one hole in the top left corner of each card.

Ensure the holes line up for each card.

my color flip book

 

Use the ring and add each card to the ring one at a time.

teach colors to kids red

Now you can flip through each color and say them aloud.

You can also spell each color as the name of the color is written under the crayon.

flip book for preschoolers all about colors

 

Here is everything that comes in your Teach Colors to Kids Flip Book.

 

teach colors to kids flip book

 

The first card has a cover card that you can choose to use or discard. I thought it would be cute to give the flip book a cover.

Then you also have the color black. The name of the color is written under each crayon through out the book. my color flip book

Next are the colors blue and red. Teach Colors to Kids red and blue

Then the colors green and yellow.

teach colors to kids green and yellow

The colors purple and orange.

teach colors to kids purple and orange

Next you will find the colors brown and pink.

teach colors to kids brown and pink

And the last card is white and gray.

teach colors to kids white and gray

When you assemble the flip book you can put the cards in any order you want.

And now you have a flip book that will help you teach colors to kids!

This is perfect for parents, homeschool families and preschool and early education teachers!

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Hand Print Art: E is for Eagle

Who is ready for another week of hand print art as we continue to explore the alphabet? As you know, we are sharing a new idea each week as we tackle the next letter of the alphabet. Today we create an e for eagle.   

Don’t forget to check out all of the letter of the week activities at the end of this post that will go perfectly with this art project. There is a printable craft, Do a Dot printables, tracing worksheets, books lists, snack ideas and more!


Hi, I’m Amanda! This is week five of our alphabet series based on hand print art. This week’s theme is E is for Eagle. My preschooler and I made a hand print eagle together and she learned that it is her father’s favorite animal.

Hand Print Art: E is for Eagle

Fun Eagle Facts

A few more fun facts about eagles to teach your child about this amazing creature:

  • They weigh 7-12 pounds.
  • Their wings can spread to 6-8 feet! I told my daughter that it’s bigger than how tall I am.
  • They have 4 talons on each leg which helps them carry their food.
  • Their beak has a hook at the end to help them eat their food.

Hand Print Eagle

Supplies Needed:

Hand Print Eagle Craft

Instructions for making the hand print eagle:

  1. Paint both hand using brown paint. I squirted a blob in my daughter’s hands which she then rubbed together. I went back over the areas she missed with a paintbrush.
  2. Make sideways handprints in the center of the construction paper with the palms either touching or overlapping. These will be the wings.
  3. Make 2 yellow thumbprints under the hand prints. These will be the legs and talons.
  4. After it dries, draw an eagle head outline. Add a yellow beak and an eye. Optional: draw the talons on the yellow thumbprints.
  5. Write E is for Eagle.

Hand Print Art | E is for Eagle

The  letter of the week craft that this hand print art series corresponds with is also a hand print eagle craft. I absolutely adore how Anna turned the letter E and her kids traced hands into a super creative eagle craft!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter E)

 

Amanda @artsy_mommaAmanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

Handwriting Practice for Kids: F is for Frog

We have made it to the letter F with our handwriting practice for kids printables. This week we will practice  writing, tracing, and making the sounds of the letter.

This activity is perfect for parents that are looking for ways to teach the alphabet.  Are you in the mist of teaching your preschooler his ABC’s? The perfect way to do this is with letter of the week activities for kids! We have a craft for each letter of the alphabet here as well as other activities as you teach your preschooler. Look for links to each of these at the end of this post.

Let’s dive into this weeks handwriting worksheet for kids!

handwriting practice for kids f is for frog

You Will Need:

Print out the f is for frog printable by clicking on the link above.

f is for frog

 

Then grab your alphabet flip book and find the letter F.

What things start with the letter F?  Fox, frog, fan, farm, feather, fireman, flag, fish, ferry…. what else can you think of that starts with the letter F?

One of our favorite books is  My First Picture Dictionary. It helps us come up with more ideas of things that start with the letter we are working on each week.

f is for fox

Next, take your printable worksheet and trace the big F and little f on the page. There are arrows to follow for formation.

My little nephew Wyatt was over and he traced the letter F with his finger.

trace the letter F

Next, they need to trace the letter on the page. 

Grab your pencil.

tracing the letter F

Trace the first row which is all F’s.

Then trace the second row which is all little f’s.

The third row alternates with big and little.

The last row is for independent practice.

 

 

How fun is that? Ready for some more letter F activities? Check out all of the links below!

More Educational Activities for Preschoolers:

Hand Print Art: D is for Dog

Are you keeping up with all of our hand print art craft ideas we are sharing each week. This week we tackle the letter D and use our hand print to make a dog! 

Remember, at the end of this post we have more letter of the week activities you can use as your teach your the alphabet to your preschooler! Lots of hands on learning!


 

It’s week four of our hand print art alphabet series. Today’s craft is Letter D is for Dog. They are my 3 year old’s absolute favorite animal. She was more than excited to turn her little handprint into a ‘doggie.’ I think it turned out so cute! We also added grass made with fingerprints. If you have a pet dog, it would be fun to make the craft look like him/her.

Hand Print Art: D is for Dog

Supplies Needed:

Hand Print Dog Craft

Instructions for making the hand print dog:

1. Make a brown handprint with the finger pointed down.

2. Add a brown thumbprint at the tip of the thumb.This creates the head area.

3. Paint the pointer finger using black paint – just to where the knuckle bends. Press it on the thumb next to the head. This creates the ear.

Hand Print Art: D is for Dog Craft

4. Use markers to draw on an eye, nose, mouth, collar, lines on the paws, and a tail (or paint the tail).

5. Write D is for Dog.

Hand Print Art: D is for Dog

6. Paint just the fingers with green paint, then make a print at the bottom of the page. Repeat across the whole bottom edge of the paper. This creates the grass.

Hand Print Dog Craft

Click here to see another way to make a handprint dog.

 

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter D)

 

 

Amanda @artsy_mommaAmanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter L

Are you ready for another collection of books children must read? This lists focuses on the letter Ll. It  includes books that are from various authors and it is perfect to take with you to the library.

You can click through each link and read more about the author and story line. You preschooler will love this list!

This list goes perfectly with out letter of the week crafts and activities for preschoolers as you learn how to teach the alphabet to them. There are links to each of these activities listed at the end ot his post. You can certainly use this resources as your preschool curriculum this school year!

20 Book Children Must Read Letter L 

20 Books Children Must Read: Letter L

1.Little Blue Truck Board Book
2.5 Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed: A Sing ‘N Count Book
3.Little Hidden Pictures
4.Ladybug Girl
5.Little Bear 
6.Love You Forever
7.ABC with Loompy
8.Lost and Found
9.Little Penguin Gets Lost!
10.The Last Day of Kindergarten
11.Llama Llama Home with Mama
12.The Grouchy Ladybug
13.Little Miss Hug (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
14.Little Miss Splendid and the Princess (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
15.Little Owl’s Night
16.Loopy Coop Hens: Oh No! A Fox!
17.Little Dinosaur (Look at Me Books (Barron’s))
18.Let’s Talk About Feeling Angry
19.Look Whooo’s Counting
20.The Line Up Book

Want more fun learning activities to go with the letter Ll for your little one? We have crafts, printables, snacks and more! Just click on the links below!

Letter of the Week Activities for Preschoolers (Letter Ll)