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Crafts and Letter A Activities – Reading Recipes More

School is starting back this week. Time for letters of the week for preschool classes, starting with the Letter A crafts.

I have gathered a list of different crafts letter A and letter A activities from crafts, math, letter, recipes, and fine and gross motor skills.

The preschool room I worked in did 2 craft activities a day and one recipe a week. The kids loved to cook and eat what they made. There were always lots of books different books for each week’s theme.

We played games and did physical activities around the letters too. ABCs Yoga for Kids was always a favorite.

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Letter A Crafts and Letter A Activities

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Animal of the Week for Letter A

A stuffed animal or bug is a great way to introduce the letter of the week.

Alligator

Anteater

Ant

Antelope

Aardvark

 

Letter A Recipes and Snack Ideas

Applesauce

Apple Muffins

Apple Fruit Donut

Easy Caramel Apple

Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices

Monster Cookies

Easy Apple Monkey Bread

Apple Dumpling

Microwave Cinnamon Apples

Easy Apple Pie Bites

Apricot Oatmeal Bar

 Ants on a log

(celery sticks with peanut butter or cream cheese and raisins)

 

Animal Crackers

Almonds

Angel Food Cake

Avocado and Chips

A Is for Ant

Alpha-Bits

Apricots

A is for Airplane

Ants on Apples

– Apple slices with peanut butter or cream cheese plus raisins

 

Apple Pie in a Cup

Crafts Made in the Shape of an A – Letter A Crafts

 Ant Letter Craft

A Is for Angel Letter Craft

Alligator

A Is for Apple – lowercase a

Ant

A Is for Astronaut

A Is for Airplane

List of More A Letters

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Apple – Letter A Printable

Free printable letter A craft template – Apple

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Acorn – Letter A Printable

Free printable letter A craft template – Acorn

 

Letter A Crafts

List of Apple Crafts Lots of fun apple crafts for the letter A and fall fun.

Apple Mosaic

Make an easy and fun apple craft with a paper plate, glue, and construction paper.

 

Airplane Craft

Leaf Cutter Ant

Torn Paper Ant Hill

Egg Carton Ant

Paper Ant

Paper Plate Aquarium

Cereal Box Aquarium

Alligator Paper Craft

Alligator Clothespin

Alien Headband

Paper Roll Alien

Tissue Paper Acorn

Suncatcher Acorn

Acorn Owl

Acorn Snowman

Paper Airplane

Wood Stick Airplane

Handprint Craft – the Letter A Crafts

A Is for Apple

 Alligator

A Is for Angel

Alien

A Is for Acorn

Armadillo

A Is for Airplane

Letter A Math Activities

Animal Cracker Counting

– Make a math mat with the numbers 1- 10 and count Letter A items apples, ants, almonds, or animal crackers.

 

Ant on a Log

Airplane Count

Airplane Math Game

Letter A Physical Activities – Fine and Gross Motor

ABCs Yoga for Kids

Act like your favorite animal

-Pretend you are different animal walk and make sounds like them.

 

Pretend to be an airplane

-With your arms out wide be an airplane soaring through the skies.

 

Ant Farm

Airplane Song

Ant Go Marching on

Airplane Cloud Jumping

Follow the Arrows

– Print out large arrows on cardstock and place them on the floor in different directions and make a path out the arrows. You might need to tape them to prevent slipping depending on your floor. Laminate the arrows to keep for future use. Have the children follow the different paths. You could turn on music and make it fast and slow.

 

Paper Airplane

Fold a paper airplane. Practice throwing airplanes. Measure with a tape measure how far they go. You could use steps to measure also. Put one foot in front of the other and count.

 

Acorn Toss

– Mark a line on the ground. Put a basket to toss the acorns into. Count how many acorns made it into the basket.

 

Alligator Jump

– Make a large paper alligator. Use 4 or 5 pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and color green. Cut a triangle for the tail. Tape on floor. Have children practice jumping over the alligator. If you have a large class, you could make several paper alligators.

 

Acorn scoop

– Use a large scoop tongs to pick up acorns out of one bucket or contain and put it another. You could paint the acorns different colors and sort them into colored bowls.

 

Draw an alligator

– You can make this a follow the directions activity. Give the children paper and pencil or whiteboards and markers. Draw on an easel. Give each step one at a time.

 

Draw an airplane

Draw an acorn

 

Letter A Alphabet Activities

Printable of Letter A Words

– Great for circle time to introduce words that start with A, such as alligator, ant, apple, anteater, alphabet, aardvark, animal, arrow, angel, and more. Let them try to come up with ideas.

 

Bring a Letter A Item

– Have the kids bring a letter A item to school (with parents approval of course) and share. If they can’t bring the item remind them they could bring a photo of the item instead.

 

Dot Sticker Pages

Upper/lowercase Sort

Playdoh Letter Mat

– Print out both uppercase and lowercase large on a piece of paper and form the letters with the play dough

 

Loose Parts Letter Tracing

– Print out large letters and use different items to cover the shape of the letters like flat marbles, beans, bottle caps, pompoms, pony beads, etc. (warning small parts)

 

More Creative Ways to Practice Letters

Road Letters

Acorn Alphabet Match

Acorn Alphabet Puzzle Match

Other Letter A Activities

Apple Activities

Fun math, reading, science and engineering activities

 

More Apple Activities

Apple Science – Liquids

Volcano Apple Science

Apple Science – APPLE OOBLECK

Airplane in Clouds

– sensory activity

Letter A Book List

Johnny Appleseed

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by Jodie Shepherd

book review “This is a very cute story. I bought this book for my little students ages 2-5 and they love this version of Johnny Appleseed.”

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Apples 

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by Gail Gibbons

book review “Wonderful K-2 book about Apples. Perfect for the Fall. Beautiful illustrations help children discover changing seasons, plant growth and the story of Johnny Appleseed. A recipe for pie and a lesson on polination introduce youngsters to science. Written in a way children can understand without parents and teachers becoming bored. HIGHLY RECOMMEND”

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Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy

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by Martha E.H. Rustad

book review “This is an excellent book for the young student to learn about apples and what they are used for. There are many interesting apple facts interspersed through the pages of this tale of a family’s trip to the orchard. “

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Apples and Pumpkins

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by Anne Rockwell

book review “I bought this as a fall book for my 3 year old son. He loves this book and picks it most nights before bed. He related to it since we also went to a farm to pick our pumpkins this year. It’s a cute simple book about fall and Halloween and I’m sure is one we will enjoy for quite a few more years.

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Ten Red Apples

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by Pat Hutchins

book review “I used this book for an apple themed curriculum based speech-language unit for preschoolers. The story is set on a farm and the various common farm animals take an apple off the tree one by one counting from ten to zero. The text follows a predictable rhythm and rhyme sequence that the children enjoyed ‘filling-in’ and chiming along. Each animal makes a different noise which was good for my kids developing language as well as speech articulation. Each page also features the animal using a different word for ‘eating’ such as ‘munch, chomp, nibble’ etc. which was great for expanding vocabulary. The farmer exclaims on each page; “Save some for me” which was a great lesson in sharing/thinking of others, and problem solving for social skills objectives. Overall, this is a great fun story the children loved and can be used countless ways to expand language skills.”

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The Apple Pie Tree

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by Zoe Hall

book review “I’ve been teaching preschool for 25 yrs and read this book every year during the fall. I think it’s a great book because it shows the children the whole process of how an apple grows. The story is simple yet engaging and the pictures are sweet! This time I bought it as a gift for a woman who teaches a “fall garden camp”. I think she’ll love it as much as I do!”

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Ten Apples Up on Top

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by Theo LeSieg

book review “Great book that I used to read to my kid before she started reading it herself. Learning to read and count in the same book? winning!”

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Apple Pie ABC

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by Alison Murray

book review “Unlike other ABC books this one tells a story. It is quite unique and playful, and the best part is X is not xylophone.”

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Apples, Apples, Everywhere!

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by Robin Koontz

book review “LOVE this book. We checked out about ten apple books from the library and this is definitely a favorite. Not tooooo verbose, not too sparse – and gorgeous pictures!”

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How Do Apples Grow?

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by Betsy Maestro

book review “A beautifully illustrated lovely story with great recipes included. Been a favorite in our house for years.”

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Apple Farmer Annie

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by Monica Wellington

book review “A beautifully illustrated lovely story with great recipes included. Been a favorite in our house for years.”

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Apples, Apples, Apples

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by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

book review “Read it with my Kindergartners to learn about apples. The right amount of knowledge for that age and easy enough to understand.”

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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School

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by Elise Parsley

book review”I read this to my 2nd grade classes. They thought the story line was hilarious, especially the part about the part with the gum. Several students asked for more Magnolia books!”

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See You Later, Alligator

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by Sally Hopgood

book review “Nice version of the kiddie rhyme. Cute illustrations. Fun to read to toddlers and for beginning readers.”

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There’s an Alligator under My Bed

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by Mercer Mayer

book review “Such a great book. I was obsessed with this book when I was kid. I remember the trail of candy going down the stairs leading the alligator to the garage. So happy to have bought it again so I can share it with my little one. It’s wonderful to be able to share the stories you loved as a child with your own child!”

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Are You an Ant?

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by Judy Allen

book review “Adorable book! My 4 year old loves it, and I learned a lot of new things about ants too. Who knew they were so interesting?”

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The Icky Sticky Anteater 

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by Dawn Bentley

book review “My child has a disability, and we’ve read this book for years as a reminder that everyone is different in their own way and that it’s OK to not be just like everyone else.”

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Violet the Pilot

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by Steve Breen

book review “Amazing empowering book for the mechanically minded kids and for all kids! my almost 3 year old boy wants to read it again and again and says “I want to meet her”

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The Noisy Airplane Ride

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by Mike Downs

book review “My grandson loves airplanes. This was a perfect book for him!”

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Hey, Little Ant

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by Phillip M. Hoose and Hannah Hoose

book review “great book. I am a preschool teacher and the kids loved it”

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Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)

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by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

book review “Bought this book to help prepare my toddler for an upcoming long haul flight. The book is fun and adorable and gave my child a glimpse of what lie ahead.”

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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story

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by Mark Kelly and C. F. Payne

book review “Great book with a great message – You are never too small, too young, etc to be helpful and have purpose! I love that it was written by an astronaut and that he got the idea for his book when he observed the mice on his real space mission. Mouse’s name is Meteor – loved it! Great illustrations! Facts in the back teach kids how animals were used in space. I read this aloud to elementary students grades 1-5 . They all enjoyed it and had great “I wonder” questions about our space program!”

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Kids Paper Airplane Book

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Ken Blackburn & Jeff Lammers

book review “Bought this as a Christmas present for my nephew. He instantly fell in love and couldn’t wait to get started.”

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Have fun with these letter A activities.

Other Preschool Activities

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