Before sending A to her 2-day a week preschool class, I did some homeschooling activities with her. I wanted to share with you some of our favorite homeschooling resources I used. I’ll try to include pictures (mostly iPhone pictures) plus a link to where I got them. Most of them are free! Homeschooling is easy if you have the right tools with you. My friend told me to check out Writey Boards and they look pretty good – definitely something that would go well in our house. Homeschooling can be scary for any parent and I can’t say that you won’t worry about whether or not you are teaching them enough or the right thing, but take things one step at a time. Find a place for them to sit down and be relaxed while they learn, you could consider getting office supplies and other types of supplies online or somewhere local to you. And remember to have fun with the learning experience.
I found these worksheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler. She has TONS of free printables as well as curriculum for homeschoolers. A wealth of resources!! We used these dot-to-dot alphabet sheets with dot markers when A was younger. We also used the dot markers for other worksheets and projects. So much fun!!!
This activity was great to help with following directions, fine motor skills, and letter recognition.
Play Doh Activities
I purchased play doh and had them roll it out. Then we used stamps (purchased from the Target dollar spot in the summer when school supplies are out). The kids stamped letters and if they could, their name.
Another homeschooling activity we did was forming the letter that we were working with and used play doh on a letter worksheet. This helped with reinforcing the letter of the day, letter recognition, how to “form” or write the letter as well as fine motor skills (having to roll out the dough and put it in the space allotted.)
Letter of the Week Crafts
We LOVE Play Osmo! We always had so much fun with Mo and making her drawings come to life. Now that A is a little older, I’m excited to use the other components to teacher to read, code, and strategize.
Other Places with Free Worksheets:
There are so many amazing resources out there but these were just some of my favorite. I’m hoping to share more posts about this in the future!
Are there some resources that you liked?