Friday, September 2, 2016

Toddler Playschool: A is for Apples Lesson Plan {free printable}

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Here we go!  Toddlerhood is a fun age filled with intrigue and excitement regarding just about anything. I'm so excited about starting Toddler Playschool with Sunny {2 years old}. She seems to be excited to do "school".  It's so tough to be the littlest left behind when the big kids go to school.  So I've planned some activities that I can do with her to fill our days and give us a sense of structure.  Over the next few months, you will be able to find printable thematic lesson plans for toddlers, each based on a different letter of the alphabet.  We're starting out with a fun, but basic theme for the letter A: Apples.  Commence Toddler Playschool.
 
 
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.

Books
10 Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray

Songs
10 Little Apples
(Ten Little Indians tune)
One little, two little, three little apples,
Four little, five little, six little apples,
Seven little, eight little, nine little apples,
Ten apples in the tree.


5 Little Apples Sitting in a Tree
5 little apples sitting in a tree
One looked down and smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
One fell down … mmmm it was good!
(continue on until no more apples)

7 Days in a Week
There are seven days
There are seven days
There are seven days in a week

Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

I'm a Little Apple (I'm a Little Teapot tune)
I'm a little apple, short and round,
I make a munchy, crunchy sound,
Bake me in a pie and you will see -
I'm delicious as can be!


Literacy
A Page for Alphabet Book
Create a page for the alphabet book. Each page is blank except for the week's letter. Children can be provided with an open-ended activity to decorate the page of their book.  Or you can use the suggested activities to set up an activity to create the page. Once done, pages can be laminated and bound with spiral binding or rings. You can find a template for this book here.
 
The letter A page of the alphabet book, can be done in conjunction with the art project for Tuesday, which is stamp painting with apples. (See instruction in Arts & Crafts below.)
 
Arts and Crafts
A Page for Alphabet Book
Materials Needed:
red and/or green paint
apples cut in half
 
How To:
Cut apples in half. Provide children with red and green paint and letter A page.  Encourage them to stamp paint with the apples on the page.

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 If you missed any of the other lesson plans in this series, you can find them here:
 
I'd love for you to join us on our adventure! If you share on social media, use the hashtag #toddlerplayschool so I can see all of your wonderful activities!




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