Are you ready for summer? I know I am!! And so are my kids! They can hardly wait for our trips to the “beach” (aka lake with a nice sandy beach) to resume. In fact, my girls wore their new swimsuits around the house with their water shoes the other day. I couldn’t convince them to take them off.
Whether you’re a homeschool mom or not, the kids will eventually say that dreaded 5 letter word – BORED. No matter how much time they spend outside with friends or games they play, they always end up saying they’re bored.
Well this year…I have a solution!!
A while back a friend of mine was stressing over Spring Break with her little ones, as she had been very ill and it was taking its toll on her both physically and emotionally. She was exhausted before Spring Break even started. So, she came up with a wonderful suggestion that I am totally stealing!! Thanks Holly! 😉
What are letter days? They are days dedicated to one particular letter of the alphabet. The point is to do activities that day, eat foods, read books and more beginning with that letter! Now, doesn’t that sound like fun?
Of course, it may take some planning, but I think it will be a BIG hit in our house – and the perfect way to reinforce those letters and sounds we’ve been working on this year!!
It’s a win-win!
Now, this isn’t something you have to do each day. You could just pick and choose what letters you want to do or have the kids pick the letter out of a hat and make it up as you go. Have the kids help think of activities, crafts and food that goes with your daily letter! They will really get in to it and have a blast!!
Here’s some ideas to get you started
C – cake, carrots, celery, cookies, cooking with Mom, candy making, circles, Camping Printables
D – donuts, dragons, dogs, dinosaurs, drawings, visit Dad at work (if you’re able), dress-up, dance party, Dinosaur printables
E – eggplant (eat and/or study), eggs, enchiladas, elbow macaroni art, Endangered Animals Printables
F – French Toast, fruit, fruit roll-ups, fish sticks, friends, Food Pyramid/food groups, make a fake fishbowl, buy a fish
G – grapes, granola, green jello, garlic bread, green vegetables, GO outside, Go on a walk, lay in the green grass, look at different types of grass, move around like a gorilla all day, work in the garden, Gardening Printables
H – Honey Nut Cheerios, Hashbrowns, honeydew melon, hot dogs, keep your happy faces on all day (hehe), make happy faces, handprint crafts
K – Special K cereal, Kix, kabobs, kettle corn, kiwi, key sort, make a kite, fly a kite
P – pancakes, Pineapple, plums, pears, pizza, puzzles, make your own playdough, practice piano, pink, purple, pasta art, diy parachute, visit a park, go on a picnic, Penguins printables, Picnic Printables
S – sausage biscuits, sausage, sugar snap peas, spaghetti, sweet potatoes, stroganoff, dress like a superhero, stay up and look at the stars, make your own stars, snakes, Star Wars Day, Star Wars printables, Soccer printables
V – vanilla yogurt, vanilla pudding, vegetable soup, vegetables, veggie burger, vacuum (okay, so they might not like it, but make it a game), make you own volcano, have fun with some velcro, vehicle printables (aka transportation)
Other ABC Ideas to make the most of your Letter Days
- Foods that start with each letter of the alphabet
- Animals for each letter of the alphabet by classification
- Or this HUGE list of animals by letter
- ABC Exercise Cards
- Alphabet Keepsake book
- Alphabet Sensory Bags
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity
- ABC Lego Cards
- Another fun idea is to send the little (or big) ones on a “scavenger hunt” around the house for items that begin with the letter of the day! 😉
What would you add to this list? What would be your favorite day?