Letter "Ee" Week

Entering letter "E"...

What you'll need...
  1. red or white construction paper
  2. red and orange tissue paper
  3. black construction paper
  4. google eyes
Cut an Elmo shape with your red and white construction paper.  Cut red and orange tissue into squares.  Scrunch up and glue on red tissue around entire face.  Glue eyes at the top, and make nose out of orange tissue.  Cut black paper into a mouth shape and glue on. 

Quick Elephant Ears

These a fun, very quick and easy take on the elephant ears you get at the fair.  Surprisingly very tasty!  Well, they're fried...so of course they're tasty.

What you'll need...
  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  3. oil for frying
  4. 10 (7 inch) flour tortillas 
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a large plate; set aside. In a skillet, heat 1/2 in of oil. Place one tortilla at a time in skillet, Cook for 5 seconds; turn and cook 10 seconds longer or until browned. Place in sugar mixture and turn to coat. Serve immediately.

Letter Hunt:  Your letter bucket is filled with eggs, elephants, Elmo, engines, elves, etc.

Fine Motor:  Easy Shaving Cream E's

Let your smartypants develop their fine motor skills by practicing the letter "E" and other letters with shaving cream. Just wipe your counter down with paper towels or a dry rag, and you'll have a shiny table top that smells like Dad. :)

Coloring Page: Print off the Ee is for elephant coloring sheet on the Fisher-Price website. Click on the link: http://www.fisher-price.com/us/ms7/alphabet-coloring-pages.asp

Books: Below are a few suggested readings for your little ones.  You should be able to find most of these books at your local library or around the house.
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watter Piper and Lauren Davis
  • Emma's Eggs by Margriet Ruurs
  • My Elephant by Petr Horacek 

"Little" Tip of the Week: Always encourage with positive words.  I know, it can be frustrating with a "little" temper tantrum now and then, but they THRIVE off of positive reinforcement while learning.  PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE your little smartypants!  "E" is for EXCELLENT! 


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