Here she is making ladybug finger prints...whoa! stamping is fast and furious work, look at that blurry shot!
I made these cute ABC mini-books with printables from homeschoolshare.com.
They have a free ladybug lapbook that you can print out. I used these ABC templates and folded them in half so my preschooler can unfold them and review her capital and lower case alphabet. I glued them on green leafs I cut from construction paper, and I had to make two books--one for each half of the alphabet, whew!
I got this idea from makinglearningfun.com. I used their cute little ladybugs from one game, cut several out and drew a simple leaf shape on each page. Then my preschooler glued the appropriate number of ladybugs on each leaf. We concentrated on learning up to number 5 in this book. She can count to twenty with some help, but seemed to leave poor little number five out every time :) She traced the numbers herself, mamma is so proud!
I will attempt to straighten this out as time allows, but for now, you can join me in tipping sideways for a second. We added a couple of tracing worksheets from first-school.ws, a cute filefolder game from abcteach.com, a bingo-marker counting sheet from makinglearningfun.com and I made a simple size sorting game for her with red construction paper--an idea I got from lapbooklessons.com, but was again running low on ink, so I had to improvize. Trust me Valerie's are way cuter than my homemade ones!
Here is the lapbook inside. We recited the poem off and on this week. I really didn't pressure her to memorize it at this point, but she can say the first half of it all by herself now. We made a life cycle from lapbooklessons.com and the "L is for..." wheels and counting with ladybugs are from homeschoolshare.com.
Such a fun lapbook to make and watch my little preschooler learn along with. I will be saving this one in the keepsake box when she's done with it for sure.