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A is for Apple. A is for Art.

9 February 2010 2,264 views No Comment

Written by: Rashmi S

Introducing Alphabet Tuesday’s! Every Tuesday, we plan to do an activity based on an alphabet. We start with “A”, who else!!

We started the homeschooling hour with our favorite alphabet phonic song – a a aaapple , b b bbbat, k k cccat .. The 2yrold can now identify till g. The 5yrold is well past this stage, so we did an animal theme for her. Some of them we came up together, like w- wolf, n – nightingale. Thanks to the books currently in our reading list – Yakity Yak and How the Rainforests Came Alive, both by Pratham Books(Will review them soon), she came up with Yak and Vulture with a little prodding.. Both of us were clueless for “x” and “u”. As expected, we took google baba’s help and decided to use Xerus – a type of ground squirrel found in Africa for X. And Umbrella Bird for U.

Here is the list we came up with:
alligator
bear
cat
dog
elephant
fish
goat
horse
iguana
jackal
kangaroo
lion
monkey
nightingale
octopus
peacock
quail
rabbit
snake
turtle
umbrella bird
vulture
wolf
xerus
yak
zebra

Couple of videos we like watching often..

I had planned to do A is for Address with the 5yrold, but for some reason she was not interested in continuing with us. So, it was self and my 2 yrold for the rest of the hour.

A is for Apple

A is for Apple


In the next half hour, we set out to make an apple. I drew the outline in a sheet. We took some tissues and dipped them in red color. The 2yrold was super excited, gluing it all over the shape, inside and out. And this what we got. Ta Da! It has to be either the mother OR the teacher wiping their tears of joy at their baby’s beautiful creation!

We ended with a 2 minute pranayam yoga that was originally planned for 15 minutes :) Overall an hour well spent.

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