Laundry Letters Matching Game

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Jen Geary contributed this adorable ABC letter matching game to Homeschool Share years ago. I am so happy to pull it out of the archives and give it the attention it deserves!
Laundry Letter Match; alphabet recognition and ABC matching game (match upper case and lower case letters) from Homeschool ShareLet your preschool or kindergarten student help hang the laundry with this fun alphabet recognition and matching game!

Directions for Laundry Letters Matching Game

  1. Print the shirts, shorts, and socks on different colors of paper.
  2. Cut out.
  3. Laminate, if desired.
  4. Put clothes in a laundry basket.
  5. String a clothesline (ribbon, yarn, etc.) from one chair to another.
  6. Give your students the clothes and clothespins.

Options for Learning:

1. Have you child hang the clothes to the clothesline for fine motor practice. Help her by calling out the letters.
2. Ask your child to match the uppercase and lowercase letters by hanging them together.

ABC Matching Laundry Game for letter recognition and learning upper and lowercase letters from The Homeschool Share Blog

Download the Letter Laundry Matching Game

As you learn letters together, be sure to include some great ABC books. Here are five fantastic alphabet picture books!

Five Favorite ABC Alphabet Picture Books

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

On Market Street by Anita and Arnold Lobel

The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

Alphabears: An ABC Book by Kathleen and Michael Hague

The Accidental Zucchini: An Unexpected Alphabet by Max Grover

Apple Matching Math for Preschool

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Apple Matching Math for Preschool from Homeschool Share

Here is another apple math activity for your youngest student.

Instructions

1. Download the Apple Math Matching File Folder Game.

Apple Matching Math for Preschoolers from Homeschool Share

2. Cut out the pockets. Glue them to a file folder.

3. Cut out cards. Laminate the cards.

4. Show your student how to add the correct cards to each pocket: “This pocket needs one red apple and one green apple.”

5. Let your student sort until all the cards are in pockets.

6. Celebrate with a hand in the air and big proud smile! Hooray!

Apple Matching Math

If you are looking for more Apple Fun, visit our Apple Connections Page at Homeschool Share

Apple Connections Page at Homeschool Share includes apple themed lapbooks, unit studies, printables, and more!

Apple Tree Math Mat {Free Printable}

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Apple Tree Math Mat for Preschool from Homeschool Share

Fall is coming and bringing the traditional apple theme for preschoolers. Homeschool Share’s¬†Apple Tree Math Mat fits perfectly with an apple theme and is good for practicing counting, learning one-to-one correspondence, and strengthening fine motor skills.

If you want to use and re-use your math mat, consider laminating it.

Apple Tree Math Mat from Homeschool Share

We have two versions for you to choose from:

Download Your FREE Black and White Apple Tree Math Mat

Download Your FREE Full Color Apple Tree Math Mat

If you are looking for more Apple Fun, visit our Apple Connections Page at Homeschool Share

Apple Connections Page at Homeschool Share includes apple themed lapbooks, unit studies, printables, and more!

The Wiggle Jar

The Wiggle Jar: free printable jar label and activity cards with ideas to give your students breaks throughout the school day (from Homeschool Share)

Sometimes in the middle of a four digit subtraction problem, I find one of my children on the verge of a brain meltdown–as in brain juice is starting to run out his eyes. I have learned to catch him pre-meltdown and ask him if he would like to ride his bike around the block or jump on the trampoline.

He has proven over and over that he does need physical movement in order to get his brain unstuck.

Other kids tend to have lots of wiggles they need to work out. And some tend to grow sluggish and slumpy by early afternoon.

My friends, Kelly and Candace, had similar students in their own homeschools. As I mentioned last week, I am pulling treasure out of the long lost archives of the Homeschool forum, Yahoo group, and depths of the main site. I found a seven-year-old very buried file–Kelly’s Wiggle Worm Jar. A day later I discovered¬†Candace’s activity cards.

I took their great ideas, combined them, and updated the images. Now we have a fresh and shiny Wiggle Jar to share. Thanks so much to Kelly and Candace for sharing their ideas long ago.

Most of the ideas don’t require any equipment, but some do. Here are the items needed:

  • trampoline
  • exercise ball
  • jump rope
  • hula hoop
  • something to make a circle (you could use yarn, your hula hoop, or your jump rope)

I can’t wait to get a jar ready for my boy. ¬†I hope you will find them useful in your own homeschool, too.

The Wiggle Jar Activity Cards FREE Printable from Homeschool Share

Download Your Free Wiggle Jar Label and Activity Cards Here

ABC Fishing Preschool Activity Bag

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ABC Fishing Game Preschool Activity Bag

This ABC Fishing Printable is so fun! Simon and I played with this preschool busy bag frequently when he was just a little guy. A big thanks to Joli Rumrill for contributing this alphabet learning game to Homeschool Share. Download the game using the link below.

Alphabet Fishing Game Preschool Busy Bag

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Preschool Busy Bag Activity Board on Pinterest copy