Home School Week 6 (Letter F)

Letter Ff Activities and Crafts for Preschool

We are diving into week 6 of our home school preschool year, studying the Letter Ff. And I have to say, for a letter that has such a negative connotation in education  - there were so many fun learning activities! Between farms, frogs, fish, and fire safety - there were plenty of activities my boys just couldn't get enough of!

This is also a special week because my Letter Ff Activity Pack is a free download in my store - so there are a TON of activities you can access for FREE in addition to other freebies in this post - so be sure to grab them!

Here's a brief overview of what we covered this week:

Letter Focus - Ff
Bible Story - The Friends in the Fiery Furnace
Math - Numbers 1-10, Patterns
Science - Sink or Float
Other - Fire Safety Week, Our Ultimate Family Name Game

Be sure to go through the whole post  - in order grab those FREEBIES!

We began the week by introducing the letter Ff. We talked about the /f/ sound and made sure that they watched my lips as I made the sound. Then, I called out various words, and if it started with the letter Ff sound, they would have to jump like a frog. If it didn't start with the letter Ff sound, they froze! My boys loved this activity - I think they got higher with each jump!

Then, we talked about the capital and lowercase letter Ff. I showed them the letter Ff poster, and then demonstrated how to write each one. We practiced writing in in the air, on each others feet (that definitely got some giggles), on our whiteboards, and then moved on to paper.

Letter Ff Activities, Tracing for Preschool

Throughout the week we did a variety of activities to practice identifying the letter, recognizing its sound, and tracing/writing the letter. Here's a little sampling of some of what we did. Please let if know if you have any questions about these pages or would like to see more of what we did.

Letter Ff Capital and Lowercase Sort

Letter Ff Activities for Preschool

Letter Ff Activity for Preschool

Little Bro is getting more and more confident with his numbers 1-10, so we did a few activities to re-enforce these skills. The Count the Letter F Items Page helped him with one-to-one correspondence, while also helping him practice identifying his numbers.

Counting Letter Ff Items

We also did an October themed Count and Color page. I was so impressed by his attention to detail! I mean, look at those candy corn!

October Count and Color for Preschool

It was also Fire Safety Week 2016! I wish I could say I carefully crafted our lesson plans so that Fire Safety Week coordinated with Letter F, but no - it just happened to fall that way! So we went with it! We had some important discussions about what to do in case of a fire, and made sure everyone knew where our family meeting place was.

We also did a few fun Fire Safety activities - that are freebies, just for you! Just click on the picture below to grab your free downloads!

Fire Safety Activities for Preschool

And since we were talking about fire safety, we did this fun Firefighter Fork Painting. I absolutely love how they turned out! The fork really gave the fire some texture! I'm not sure I would have them do the water again, since there wasn't a ton of room left, but my boys adored getting to paint with something other than a paintbrush!

Quick tip - when doing this activity, start with the darker colors first. In our case, we started with red, then orange, and finished with yellow for the fire. Then, we cleaned the forks, and did dark blue, light blue, and white. I also found that giving them a number of fork prints to do really helped in keeping it from becoming just smeared paint - and it also helped us practice counting!

Letter F Activities, Fire Safety Week, Fork Painting

There is a girl and a boy version for you to choose from!

Our Bible story for the week also had to do with fire - it was the friends in the fiery furnace from Daniel 3. We read the story from the Beginner's Bible and talked about what incredible faith Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had. This is one of my boys' favorite Bible stories! So, we had some fun re-creating the story with our felt board set (affiliate link for your convenience)

 Daniel 3 Felt Board Set

Now, I just have to tell you how much my boys LOVED this frog craft from I Heart Crafty Things! It was so simple - and I think they turned out super cute! I just wish you could have seen them running around the living room playing with their frog puppets. Click on the picture to go to her website for all of the directions. 
Letter Ff Craft for Preschoolh

These were also perfect for singing, "Five Green and Speckled Frogs!" Can't you just see the joy on their faces?? These were definitely a hit!

Letter Ff Craft for Preschool

And since we were on the subject of frogs, we used our fingers to paint frogs eating flies. We used my Frogs, Flies, and Finger-painting page to practice our counting as well. The boys loved this page so much I made it a freebie for you :) You know the drill, just click on the picture to grab it. 

Letter Ff Free Printable, Counting

One of our absolute favorite words that begins with the letter Ff is FAMILY! So, of course, we had to plan our own Family Name Game. It's a personalized game that I originally created to help my little guys recognize faces and learn names, but it has since turned into a family favorite for quite some time! You can read the full blog post about our game HERE

Letter F Activities; Family Name Game; Family Game Night

And since it is fall, and football season is in full effect around here, we spent some time reading this delightful book (affiliate link for you convenience)

This book is written by Peyton, Eli, and Archie Manning, and it gives you a glimpse into the lives of this football family when the boys were young. If you've got boys that love football, this book is a must! We actually had to order a second copy because our first copy was completely falling apart - and was still being requested regularly!

We wrapped up our week with our Sink or Float Science Activity. It is an oldie, but definitely a goodie! Even though we have done this experiment before, my boys love making predictions about whether the item will sink or float - and of course, they love placing (or rather dropping) it in the water!

So there you have a little glimpse into our week! I'd love to hear what you are up to? Comment below with your favorite Letter Ff activity for kiddos! See you next week!

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