Thursday

ABC's the Totally Tots Way

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April 23, 2009
So if you haven't checked out Totally Tots by now, you must. Great blog for you AND your kiddos. I must say, my children range from 2 to 7 and we all enjoy the crafts that they come up with. I haven't visited in about a month so when I saw they were going through the ABCs, I knew this was my answer to working on the alphabet with JJ!!! So that I can keep this for future reference I'm going to link the posts for each letter right here and add pics of what our crafts turned out like. Oh boy this is going to be soooo much fun!!!!

A


All have sinned Romans 3:23

Boy or Girl color sheet for memory verse

Letter A Word Search

Letter A Color Sheet

Letter A Template



B


...believe in God. John 14:1

Beecolor sheet for memory verse

Brown Bear File Folder Game


Letter B Template

Brown Bear I Spy Bottle



C


Call upon the Lord... Psalm 18:3

telephone for memory verse

number match or learn phone number(for older kids). I was more comfortable with them practicing dialing on the worksheet than our real phone. I even taught them 9-1-1 and why you would use it. I will use the letter H to teach them their address so they could give this if needed also. Still trying to decide which letter we will use to teach first and last name.



Letter C template


D


...day and night belong to you. Psalm 74:16

Sun, Moon, & Stars for memory verse

Creation Day Activities


Letter D template


E


early in the morning..Jesus..prayed Mark 1:35

Jesus praying for memory verse

Egg matching


Letter E template


F


friends...,we must love each other. 1 John4:11


Fishy friends for memory verse

Triangle fish craft

Letter F template


G


grass withers..but he word of the Lord stands forever. 1 Peter 1:24

Flower color sheet for memory verse

Flower Fun
Print 4 copies of flower template; 2 in pink and 2 in yellow. For the yellow I'm just going to cut the inner circles out and label them with 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100. I'll use this to help JJ learn his 10s by laying all 10 pink flowers on the table and then laying the flower middles down in order and asking him if he would like to try. You could also just label the middle of a flower with numbers 0-9 and have butterflies or bees and have the child put the number of bees or butterflies on the corresponding flower.)
Note: when we start to learn to count we do zero to nine, then ten to nineteen, then twenty to twenty-nine, ext. I introduce each set of numbers as a family with the zero number being the name of the family and then counting 1-9 is how many children the families have.


Letter G template



H



..my house.. will serve the Lord. Joshua24:15
my house memory game (cut out each card and then use as memory game,keeping cards when you match animal/insect with its home)


house for memory verse
house coloring activity
online game
Letter H template


I


In your anger, do not sin. Psalm 4:4
Angry face for memory verse
Emotions bingo (print off one sheet for each child, then act out an emotion and have them cover the space with whatever you chose to use)
make icecream to eat or for a file folder game

Letter I template

(I will modify the I template to add a "stroke" across the top and bottom of the capital I so that it doesn't look like a lower case L.)

J



..justice is a joy.. Proverbs 21:15

Moses and 10 Commandments for memory verse
10 Commandments for kids. (I printed off 10 different calendars with the different commandments, then cut off the headers and coorasponded the numbers 1-10 with each commandment.
Read Hand Commands, the best book I've found for teaching all ages the 10 Commandments.

Letter J template


K


..keep the sabbath holy... Exodus 31:14

church for memory verse
Kite matching from T.T.
Lapbook/Tot-book on kites
Foreign launguage, Famous people, how they fly, pictures.

Letter K template


L



love one another, for love comes from God. 1 John 4:7
friends for memory verse
"love is" puzzle


Letter L template


M


my sheep listen to my voice. John 10:27

sheep for memory verse

My name fun because Jesus loves Me


*This will vary depending on the age of your child.I used the meanings of my children's first and middle names and then added the bible verse we picked for them when they were born. I'm planning on framing the pictures and hanging them above their bed, an idea I got from Hands-On Character Building

Letter M template


N


..never tire of doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians 3:13

tire for memory verse


we used this FREE Math BINGO to introduce adding to JJ.Once he filled up his card, he got to eat all the candy. We also used legos to help him add.

Letter N template


O


open my lips...to praise you. Psalm 51:15

singing animals for memory verse
Letter O template
Opposites match game or lapbook


P




...Peace be with you. Psalm 122:8

dove for memory verse


Perky the Pumpkin Story or Pyramids

Letter P template



Q


..quick to listen, slow to speak.James 1:19

"quiet" girl for memory verse


5 senses puppets

Letter Q template


R


run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

tennis for memory verse

make a rainbow with ROY G BIV

Letter R template





S


seek the kingdom of God above all else Matthew 6:33

soldier for memory verse

Season Cycle Lapbook with Apple Picking ABC game

Letter S template




T


Teach us to use wisely all the time we have. Psalm 90:12

Clock for memory verse


(What I did was print off our daily schedule on magnet pages, cut them out and then each night/day I put up what we will do for each hour. This seems to help the boys see the progress they are making throughout the day and helps me adjust the schedule without much fuss when needed.)
Free clipart for schedule

Letter T template


U


...understanding is a fountain of life...Proverbs 16:22

Heaven's gate for memory verse

I printed the Solar system off on magnet pages and then cut them out to displayed on our fridge. We have had a blast making plans to visit several of the planets in our solar system!


(I also used many ideas from TTB January Bundle on Exploring Space )
Letter U template


V


...victory rests with the Lord. Proverbs 21:31

medal for memory verse



(I did up charts for each of the boys with behaviors they needed to improve on or learn and called it Gold Medal Behavior)
Letter V template


W


...we will walk in the name of the Lord... Micah 4:5

Jesus for memory verse



(Using the writing program Startwrite I made the boys writing notebooks. One book has the alphabet printed off in italic and the other is in italic cursive. Each week I print off a worksheet with a bible verse they are memorizing for AWANA to help aid in memorization and give them practice with their penmanship)
Letter W template


X



..Xerxes did what Esther had requested...Esther 9:14

Esther for memory verse

Pasta Skeleton

Letter X template


Y



Your eye is the lamp of your body Luke 11:34

Inside My Body Flipbook



(using some print outs from TBB December 2009, I made a flipbook that starts with the skin, then moves to the muscles, next nerves, and finally the bones of the body. For my older children there are game pieces so they can match different parts of each system.)

Letter Y template


Z


Zion will be restored by justice... Isaiah 1:27

Jesus' ascension into heaven color page


yellow and white print offs

Letter Z template




Father, as we strive to give our children the very best education possible, let us never forget that all is useless unless we lead them to Your Son, Jesus Christ. And before we can lead them we must have first walked the path ourselves. May our children see Your Light shining from us into their lives. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen

2 comments:

Our Curly Girls said...

Such a neat idea!!!! If my girls were younger, I would join you! I bet I can incorporate some other kind of ABC craft...like we could do a scrapbook and each week we have to do something in honor of the chosen letter (all events in order each week by letter, of course)...even small simple walks in the woods, etc. You are beyond creative! Love it!

MoziEsmé said...

I love the verses you've got incorporated here! We have a verse in each letter lapbook, and sometimes I have a hard time coming up with it...