A-Z Crafts!

My little summer school kiddos are so much fun! We're getting ready for kindergarten and I can already see their stamina building! We were actually able to work for 20 minutes straight today! I love it!!

We've been doing fun little projects each day when we study a new letter. So far, we've worked on A-I. We're definitely movin', movin', movin'!

Here's a picture of the bees I shared the other day:
 {the Nemo looking one in the back corner cracks me up!}
These crafts are really fun and easy to prep because there are no templates! I played around with each letter and wrote down the dimensions I needed to create the craft. So when I prep, all I have to do is cut the construction paper on the paper cutter and I'm good to go! My kiddos are getting really good at "cut the corners off!"

We've also been practicing using the glue sticks correctly. I'm pretty frugal, but seriously, do you need that much glue?! Hahaha, no wonder the glue sticks are always disappearing!

I printed the letter pages back to back and I'm going to put these crafts together in a little book. My students keep asking to take their crafts home and I always say "I'm going to make it into a book!". It melts my heart to see their sad little faces! But they'll be happy once the book is all ready to go! I made a cute "Now I Know My ABC's" cover page and I'm going to bind the book together with ribbon.


I can't wait until we learn the letter "p" because it is my very favorite!

How stinkin' cute?! The pencil is going to go inside of the pocket, but I wanted you all to be able to see it!



I bundled all the crafts and directions into a unit and posted it in my TpT store and TN shop if you are interested! There is also a list of the craft I have planned for each letter there. I'm offering it at 20% off for the next few days :)
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26 comments

  1. I go through TOO MANY glue sticks each year!! ;) Love the crafts!! The perfect letter review!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  2. This is adorable! I'll have to pass this along to the kinder teachers at my school. Great work!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  3. These are the cutest!!!!!! Just love 'em, Hadar.

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  4. This is too cute! The kids must have had such a fun time doing it, makes me wish I taught Kindergarten!
    Laura

    Mrs. Castro's Class

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  5. This is so stinkin' cute. It almost makes me wish I was teaching kids who didn't know their alphabet so I could do this activity. Careful what you wish for though, right?
    I am hosting a giveaway today if you want to stop by! Polkadots & Teaching Tots

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  6. Super cute Hadar! This will be perfect for our K's. Love the pencil pocket, and the bee ~ he is pretty stinkin' cute!!

    Tammy & Christy

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  7. LOve the Nemo bee! :)
    My firsties always want to take everything home too as soon as we finish. But I always tell them that they need to wait till the end of the term.

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  8. I love your ABC book! Such a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. OMG those bees are precious!

    M

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  10. Those crafts are so adorable! How lucky are the kindergarten teachers who get kids that were in a summer program?! That never happens to me. You are really giving those kiddos a fantastic start.
    Great stamina BTW - 20 mins!

    Kristen

    I do, We Do, You Do!

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  11. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Our kinders still need to learn their letters and I have wanted them to have a book to take home when we finished up all our letters. So this is just the ticket...just what I needed to round out what I have been doing.

    Thanks!
    Terri Izatt
    tizatt@ecsdnv.net

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  12. I love your blog! I wish I taught Kindergarten just so that I could use this cute A-Z craftivity! So adorable!

    Bridget
    Little Lovely Leaders

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  13. These are sooo adorable! What a great idea. What books do you read when you do the individual letters? We are always working on our letters in my classroom, the more exposure and activities the better! :)

    Charlene
    kachinan@hotmail.com

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  15. Loving the cuteness of your creations! Thanks for sharing your awesome photos. Happy to have found your blog and be your newest follower! Come checkout my blog & enter to win my sunflower life cycle giveaway while you're there - wishing you the best WINNING luck! :)

    Antonia
    forkin4th

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  16. This is so cute! I would love to do this with my first graders! Would it be alright to adapt it? I was going to add a place at the bottom where the kids could write a sentence about the art project. For example, with the bee, the kids could write, "Bees live in a hive!"
    I love your ideas! Let me know if it would be alright to adapt it.

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  17. LOVE this! My glue rule..."Around the edges, with and X in the middle"....takes some practice, "coloring" with the glue stick drives me bonkers! :)

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