Friday, September 23, 2011

Letter Ee - What's on the Tray?

Super Tot is 32 months old.

Letter Ee Activities I have planned for this week:

Elephant Counting
Count the elephants on each card and place a clothes pin on the correct number.
Printable available under photograph
~counting, number recognition, fine motor~

Eye Matching
Place the matching eye sticker on each face.
These are blank faces that are intended to be playdough mats.  I printed 4 per page, drew on the noses and mouth, and placed 1 eye sticker on each.  The printable is available here.
~fine motor, matching~

Envelope Color Match
Place each card into the envelope of the same color.
This is from a box of rainbow stationary available at Target.
~color matching, fine motor, practical life skills~

Provide bread for Elijah
Transfer pieces of bread from the "raven" dish to the "Elijah" dish using tongs.
Our Bible story this week is the Elijah & the Ravens.  To reinforce the lesson, Super Tot will be providing Elisha with bread from the ravens - while exercising his fine motor skills.
~Bible lesson, fine motor~   

Uppercase/Lowercase Letter Match w/ Eggs
Put each egg back together by matching up the Uppercase & Lowercase letter pairs.
I have seen this activity in several books and on many blogs.  I thought it would be a wonderful activity to review the letters we have been working on so far, and the eggs go along with our perfectly with our Ee week.
~letter recognition, fine motor~

Eagle Size Sorting
Place each eagle photograph on the correct mat (small, medium or large).
I found 5 bald eagle photos online and printed each off in 3 different sizes.
~size differentiation~  

Shape Matching
As you take a card from the bowl,  place a dot onto a matching shape on the mat.
I saw this idea here and knew I wanted to do it with Super Tot.  She has a great printable available at the bottom of her post.  I wanted to add one additional element, so I made one, as well (available below my photo).  My printable is 2 pages - one with the shapes outlined, and one with them solid.  This activity has several variations.  Each shape is a different color, so you could make it a little more challenging by having your child place a matching dot on each shape as they pull one from the bowl.  You will want to print 2 copies so you have one to cut up.  I included the solid shapes on my printable so that we could do the activity as a "puzzle" of sorts, as well.  You will see that on a future tray.  I'm sure with a little creativity, you can come up with additional ways to use the printable, as well.
~shape recognition & matching, fine motor, one-to-one correspondence~  

Eye Dropper
Place a few drops of liquid into each section of the tray.
~fine motor, one-to-one correspondence~

I Spy the Letter Ee
Circle all Uppercase & Lowercase Ee's.
~letter recognition, fine motor, pre-writing~

Super Tot will also be doing the following 2 letter crafts from our Letter Book, which you can read about here. 

"E" is for Eagle and "e" is for electric eel.

Letter Ee Bible Verses for the week:
"Every good and perfect gift is from above." ~James 1:17
"Even a child is known by his doings." ~Proverbs 20:11

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  1. You always have the coolest ideas! I always look forward to seeing what you've come up with. I just started following your site!

  2. What great trays! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. LOVE the Elijah transferring activity

  4. Fabulous, as usual! I wish I was as creative! I can't wait to see all your ideas from A-Z!

  5. Thank you so much for the printables. They will be a great help this week.

  6. I love your letter "E" activities--I'll be using them with my little guy.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Very nicely presented! Love your alphabet crafts! I'm going pin them!


  8. the eye matching is so cute. as always your letter crafts are fab! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - I shared on FB


  9. Love all your tray ideas. Looks like a great week!

  10. Wonderful activities, as usual! I love the creativity you use in preparing your trays. Feeding bread to Elisha is an awesome idea! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  11. I just featured your bread transferring photo/activity at

  12. Thanks for sharing your printables and amazing ideas! I can't even count how many we've used...and we're only on the letter D! Fantastic work!

  13. I love the letters Eagle and eel- Thank you for sharing this on The Sunday Showcase.

  14. GREAT ideas - thanks for sharing. I finally picked up some plastic droppers, so I'm looking forward to doing the same water transfer activity with my little ones. Hope you're having a great week!

  15. I love feeding Elisha!! What a creative reinforcement!


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