At the end of my last college term we got a little behind. In order to catch up I paired a letter that Zander was pretty familiar with ("E") with a letter that he has a little more trouble with ("G"). As you will see, we concentrated a little more on the G.
Jason made Zander a breakfast featuring his two letters of the week: Egg sandwich and Grapes! He wasn't too sure about the egg sandwich.
We painted a picture of the "Earth" for letter E. The fact that this is the planet where we currently live was a little over Zander's head. When he saw the planet view of Earth he immediately launched into a story about how we were going to get there on a space ship. At first I tried to explain but in the end I just went with it. I think we can approach Astronomy a little later on.
One day we made a Ghost snack using whipped cream and cookie decorations. This should have been a huge hit...but Zander apparently doesn't like whipped cream. Oops. That's okay. He still had fun playing in it.
Here is our big project for the week. We made a "Green Gator" out of an empty egg carton, green paint, some construction paper, and a few split peas. This was a HUGE hit with Zander. Family and friends might remember his "snap" cake from last year; he's a huge alligator/crocodile fan.
I like projects that help work on fine motor skills. Zander did a great job setting the peas into the glue dots I made for him.
Here is the finished project. I think it is so cute! Zander really loved it and it didn't take very long to finish. Definitely a great project for "G" (or "A" or "C")!
Our next "Letter of the Week" installment will be on the letters F and H.