First Day of Preschool!
Ive been planning and prepping for beginning preschool with Emma (she turns 3 next month!) for awhile now, doing research online and trying to find something that will make it fun for both of us. Ive found the COOLEST resources, my favorites being from here.
Ive been kind of putting off officially starting, thinking I needed to be more prepared but yesterday I finally just jumped in printed off some activities, called Emma to the table, and we were OFF!
(I had fun cutting stuff out and preparing it)
We started out with a Preschool Transportation Pack, a PDF of printable activities centered around a transportation theme, and Emma LOVED it!
First she practiced her scissor skills (this was her first time)
Then we identified all the different types of transportation. She knew most of them but the helicopter was new to her. And I was surprised that she knew what a taxi was! Who taught her that? LOL
Next I cut each square out and she matched them up. I think next well try a memory game with them!
One of my favorite activities is this number train. We practiced number sequencing. 🙂
She looks so serious in all of these pictures! She is a focused child, thats all I can say. I know she loved it!
I want to focus on the alphabet as well as numbers so I got out the Do-a-Dot Markers (theyre awesome!) and asked Emma to dot all of the big As one color and the little As another color. I was so proud when she did it! I think part of it is seeing that she can follow instructions so well (when she wants to, ha).
We also started memorizing a short verse and I gave her a coloring page that corresponded with it. She hasnt actually said it with me yet but hopefully by the end of the week well have a nice start.
We worked on the dining room table and Isaac joined us. He sat in that Bumbo the entire time and watched everything without crying it was awesome!
I wish every day could be like that. 🙂
Im really looking forward to every days preschool activities now. Its just too much fun both for me and Emma! There are a lot of activities and Im excited about seeing Emma learn. She was so ready for this. 🙂