Activity of the Week – ABC Letter Box and Astronaut Unit

ABC Letter Box (Photo from Spell Outloud)

ABC Letter Box (Photo from Spell Outloud)

Spell Outloud has an ABC letter box that is a combination sensory tub and alphabet box. It’s a great addition to a unit focusing on a particular letter sound. Note: there are helpful links in Learning to Read Can Be Just a Fun Game on how to introduce letter sounds.

Astronaut Unit Links for Preschoolers

Maureen from Spell Outloud shares letter sound activities at Totally Tots. Recently, she paired her ABC letter box with an “A is for astronaut” theme.

Here some other fun activities for an astronaut unit from around the blogosphere:

On Our Shelves – January from Counting Coconuts has many space-theme activities. A number of those would be appropriate for an astronaut theme. There are also many wonderful photos showing attractive ways to display activities on trays, a helpful Montessori principle.

Homeschool Creations has many free printables in an Astronaut Preschool Pack.

Jojoebi has a fun idea for a Space Dinner – Tutorial.

2 Teaching Mommies has ideas for space pretend play and free printables for Space!

Astronaut Unit Links for Elementary-Aged Children

Here’s an Astronaut Unit Study from Homeschool Helper Online.

Here’s an Independent Study: Astronauts from Walking By the Way.

UPDATE of my space posts: Montessori-Inspired Astronomy Activities, Montessori-Inspired Star and Constellation Unit, and Montessori-Inspired Moon Unit

Also, I started a link-up at the Living Montessori Now Blog Frog community for January theme/unit posts.Please post any current themes/units you’re working on in your homeschool or school. I’d love to read and comment on your post (and I don’t leave negative comments)! Here’s the link: Link up your posts with your January theme/unit activities!


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