Create your own fall alphabet! Teach your child beginning sounds with a camera and a fall walk to create this fall poster together. Here’s how…
Welcome to Playful Preschool where learning is an adventure. Although I believe that worksheets and flashcards can have a place in early childhood education, I am a strong believer that most of our young children’s “learning” takes place through exploration and interaction with actual “real life” things.
Celebrate Literacy this Fall
As we near the end of fall, I am taking the opportunity to celebrate the last of the leaves, the migration of the animals and the thankfulness of the season before jumping into winter. This activity combines much of what we have been learning about all month into ONE awesome activity – A Fall ABC.
It combines our work with vocabulary and observational skills as well as our phonics and phonemic awareness of letters. Identifying (the sound /p/ is at the beginning of pumpkin) and isolating the beginning sounds is a skill that we are just beginning to address at age 4.
This activity for most preschoolers (mine included) would require the support of an older child or an adult.
DIY Fall ABC Poster for Kids
- Editing Software (PicMonkey is Free currently and easy to use in my opinion)
1. We started by writing the letters in the alphabet out on a piece of paper.
2. Then we talked about things that reminded us of the fall.As my preschooler said a word, we sounded it out and I wrote it next to the corresponding letter on our paper.
3. We researched (aka looked in our fall books) the season to come up with even more words for the season.
4. Then, I handed him the camera and let him photograph as many of the objects on our list as possible. We didn’t worry if we were missing letters (life is too short to be perfect). I did add a couple of my own pictures of our adventures into the collage later on.
5. Lastly, after he went to bed one night, I put it all together in a collage, printed it out for him, and we hung it on the fridge. You could also make a mini photo book as well!
This is a great culminating activity that does take a little more time to complete, but gives you a great published product too.