Letter "Ii" Week

Insane...it's letter "Ii" Week!
Normally we would just introduce the short vowel sound (i as in igloo).  There aren't a lot of words that start with the short vowel sound so we will also learn i as in ice cream.

I Wanna Iguana (minus the tail that got eaten by little brother)
What you'll need...
  • green foam
  • red foam
  • googly eyes
Cut out the letter "I" with your green foam paper.  Add a tail, red tongue, and googly eyes. 
Make an Instrument

I made these several years ago, so they're a little beat up.  They make fun instruments and great baby rattles, too!  What you'll need...
  • empty water bottles
  • noodles
  • food coloring
  • rubbing alcohol
  • glue
Color your dry noodles by mixing food coloring and rubbing alcohol.  I don't measure, I just kinda "eye it" until I get the color I want.  Mix in a large bowl or bag and lay out on old towels with newspaper underneath and let dry overnight. 

After you put the noodles in the bottles, make sure and glue them shut to prevent choking.

Ice Cream in a Bag

  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 sandwich ziploc bag
  • 1 gallon ziploc bag
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • 1/3 cup rock salt
  1. Put first 3 ingredients in the smaller Ziplock bag and seal bag (Make sure it is tightly closed!). Put ice and rock salt in the larger bag and then add the filled small bag. Seal the large bag. 
  2. Squeeze bag until ice cream is thickened, about 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Remove small bag, unseal, and it's done!
Letter Hunt:  Your letter bucket is filled with insects, ice cream, iguanas, igloos, instruments, inchworms, etc.

Fine Motor: Letter "I" Laces
Make the letter "I" with construction paper and punch some holes\.  Let your little one lace up the holes with a piece of yarn or shoelace.

Coloring Page: Print off the Ii is for ICE CREAM 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 Igloo by Charlotte and David Yue
  • Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
  • Inspector Hopper by Doug Cushman
  • It's a Good Thing There are Insects by Allan Fowler
"Little" Tip of the Week: 
Use notecards to write different items around the house for your smartypants to begin learning sight words.


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