Friday, February 24, 2017

Toddler Playschool: X is for X Marks the Spot {free printable}

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I can't believe that we're almost to the end of the alphabet in our Toddler Playschool adventure. X proved to be a tricky letter to create a lesson plan around.  But thanks to a glimpse of an episode of Pete and the Neverland Pirates, the basis for this week came to me. Pirate activities are so much fun and allow for so much exploration of dramatic play ideas! So I put together this fun free printable lesson plan for the letter X and for pirate toddler activities.
 
 
 
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
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Pirate Girl/Pirate Boy by Cornelia Funke/Eve Bunting
Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Pirates in Pajamas by Caroline Crowe
 
Songs and Fingerplays
5 Little Pirates
Five little pirates
Sailed off one day
Over the seas and far away
"Yo-ho-ho-ho!" said Captain Black.
 Only four little pirates came back.


(repeat, counting down, until none of the little pirates came back)

Sad Captain Black
Sailed off one day
Over the seas and far away
"Yo-ho-ho!" said Captain Black (very strongly)
And those five little pirates came back.
--Adapted by Andie Jaye

Literacy
X 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
   
 
Click the link below to download 


 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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