Sunday, June 28, 2009

Alphabet Bags

I have been tossing the story sack idea around a bit more, and have decided that when the new school year starts in September I am going to try putting together alphabet bags for Little Cherub. I'm not in the least bothered whether she learns her letters this early, but she is at a stage where she loves any sort of activities she can do with me and I think this will give enough structure to keep me on track and motivated ... and she is showing enough interest in letters that I think it will appeal to her.

I love the idea of using the Serendipity Alphabet Path stories with her as a framework, and think this would tie in well with putting together a bag based on each letter of the alphabet. I brainstormed the first few letters and I'm sure it would be easy to come up with enough to keep her busy for a week or more. This is what I thought of putting in for the letter "A":

  • A copy of the Alphabet Path story Meet Mrs Applebee
  • Angelina Ballerina (Katherine Holabird)
  • Alfie and Annie Rose (Shirley Hughes)
  • Angels, Angels Everywhere (Tomie de Paola)
  • The Apple Trees (Vivien French)
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See The World (Marjorie Priceman)
  • Pictures (printed and laminated) ... St. Anne, Guardian Angel (with prayer), Apples by Cezanne
  • CD of Appley-Dappley's Nursery Rhymes (Beatrix Potter) - I have this as part of a Beatrix Potter CD collection
  • Objects beginning with "A" ... apple, aeroplane, angel, ant
  • Colouring pages of things beginning with "A"
  • Angelina Ballerina DVD
  • Recipe for apple pie
  • Letter "A" pastry cutter
  • Letter "A" rubber stamp
  • Angel beanie baby
  • An "A" related game - I'm very tempted by this Angelina Ballerina UNO game
I think she would love this!

1 comment:

Jodie said...

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World is still one of our favorites and my DD is almost 12! We read it in K when we were doing Five in a Row and it made such an impression. (sometimes I miss those days!)

I hope your little one enjoys it just as much!