Saturday, August 8, 2009

ABC Book – Letter F

We have been concentrating on the letter F the last few days. Our library (and I’m sure all libraries have these books or similar ones) has a good selection of simple books about letters and their sounds. We read this one in particular:
Four Fish: The Sound of F (Wonder Books (Chanhassen, Minn.).)
It was OK, not the best plot ever, lol, but it did a good job of getting the /f/ sound across.

{If you are wondering why we aren’t going in alphabetical order with our ABC book, it’s because I am too lazy and I’m doing the easy ones first – consonants that normally only have one sound. And we skipped “D” because a small “d” is too similar to a small “b” and I don’t want M to get confused. He hasn’t quite gotten down the “big letter/ little letter” thing. (We call them mama letters and baby letters sometimes – it seems to help!)}
Links to the .pdf files for the activity pages are listed at the bottom of this post. If you download them and use them, I’d love to see pictures and hear what you’ve done with them! You don’t have to make an ABC book, you can use them to work on math skills, just for fun, or whatever!

I tried something new this time – instead of just using cardstock, I used a file folder and punched holes in it so it will fit into our binder. It works pretty well and I think I’ll continue to do this with the other letters. It’s nice to be able to take it out of the binder in one piece in order to work on it, instead of taking several pages out.
So here are some pictures of our F pages in our book:
First, our craft page (it’s certainly not original, but feathers are always fun!) – Feathers for F of course:
august 2009 016 august 2009 023
Then we had a pocket full of things that begin with F:
august 2009 002 august 2009 018
And then we had a pocket of F songs. The pocket is downloadable at the bottom of this post, and the songs came from the DLTK site, which I love and use quite often. You can find the songs here.
august 2009 004
I made a miniature fishes in the fishbowl counting game with a spinner:
august 2009 021
A pocket of Flowers to color (these are laminated so M can color them over and over again with his Crayola Window Markers):august 2009 003 august 2009 020
And finally, some Frogs to sort by size – Big, Medium, and Small:august 2009 005
M loved the frogs. I guess I forgot to take a picture of him sorting them. His favorite part was naming the “f” pictures and coloring the flowers. He was really interested in the fishbowl game, but lost interest pretty quickly. He didn’t seem interested in the songs, but a couple of days later he started asking me to sing them for him again and now he is singing them himself!

Here are the links to the various files. I’ve listed them separately in case there is only one or two that you would like to use:

Fishbowl game and pocket
Frog Size sorting: frogs, mats, and pocket
Color the Flowers: cards and pocket
F Songs: pocket only
The links to the songs are:
Letter F Song
Do You Know the Flower Man?
A Fishy or a Frog
Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. I'm LOVING this! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. I love this activity!!! So many great ideas in one neat little package. Thanks so much for sharing!
    I NEED to get a printer!!!!

  3. Chantel, just this morning I was thinking it might be a blessing if my printer broke! Printing activities out can be addicting. You can do all these activities with *real* objects too!! However, I must say, I am glad you like this though. ;)

  4. This is AMAZING! I love how you provided SO many fabulous activities in the file folder. Gosh, I'm excited, motivated AND jealous! Ha! Love it!

  5. Wow, what a great post - so many good links. I totally agree with the approach of teaching consonants from simpler with one sound to more complex with several sounds. I had to work pretty hard with Anna helping her sort out sounds from letters, and she still confuses lowercase b and d - those seem to be two worst letters for her. I suppose q would be in the list as well, but it's not as common.

  6. I hadn't quite finished our F lapbook, so I am copying some of this - thanks!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment; I love reading them! If you ask a question and don't receive a personal reply, check back here for the answer. Often I reply via comment to something that might be of interest to others.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...