From the Archives: The Letter A

Last year, Little S missed the cutoff for VPK by just a few weeks.  I wanted to be able to do some learning activities with her at home so I created a loosely structured learning time program.  I scoured the Internet for activities, books, games and more.  We loved the time together and really enjoyed the structured activities.

This year, Little S has just completed her first week of VPK and she absolutely loves it.  We aren’t going to be using the learning time activities this year but I thought that I would reach back into the PWK archives every week and share them with you!  Enjoy the family time!

Week One – Letter A


  1.  Color the letter A.
  2. Together, find five things around the house that begin with the letter A.
  3. Read Chicka Chick Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.


  1.  Read Ten Apples up on Top! by Dr. Seuss
  2. Eat an apple for snack.
  3. Color the A is for Apple page


  1.  Practice tracing the letter A.
  2. Eat applesauce for a snack.
  3. Listen to the story of Johnny Appleseed on the Weekly Reader website (meant for older children, but story is short and characters are fun to watch)
  4. Apple Tree Craft – Using construction paper make an apple tree.


  1.  Talk about animals that start with the letter A – anteater, alligator, ants,
  2. Read There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
  3. Alligator Craft


  1.  Practice tracing the letter A.
  2. Make a paper bag puppet animal.


  1. Just wanted to thank you for having this on here. I am starting to do this with my 2 1/2 year old today. I know she’s young but I figure why not start early lol never too early to learn.

  2. It is never too early to learn! I most enjoyed the quality time that we spent together creating our masterpieces and practicing colors, letters, etc!

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