It’s ‘K’ day for the August Alphabet Challenge. I have to admit, some of these letters have been challenging to find activities, books and songs for, but the result has been so rewarding. Since starting this challenge, Dylan has been pointing things out to me in the store and asking, “Mommy, what letter this do start with?” He has been so interested in learning. It makes all the planning and prepping so worth it.
Keep going, moms! You’re little ones are learning and loving the time with you!
- Play kickball.
- Tell knock knock jokes.
- Fly a kite.
- Cuddle up and share an afternoon snack of Hershey kisses.
- Have kitchen time. Ask your child what their favorite thing is to do in the kitchen… bake, mix things, help wash dishes. Do their activity of preference.
Books: “Kipper” by Mick Inkpen; “Koala Lou” by Mem Fox; “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” by Eric Carle
Coloring Page: Letter K coloring page
- Make a kaleidoscope of colors. Put several small blobs of paint on ½ of a coffee filter. Fold the coffee filter in half. Unfold. Refold it another direction. Unfold. Add more blobs of paint and keep folding/unfolding/refolding until you have a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors.
- Make a kite. Cut construction paper into a diamond shape and decorate. Hole punch one end of the kite and tie on a string. Add streamers for even more fun. Or… if you want to get more elaborate (and even make your kite fly), there are lots of great kite ideas to be found on Pinterest.
Foods: kale, kettle corn, ketchup, kiwi, Kool-Aid
Song: Kookaburra Song
- ‘K’ sound: kite, kitten, kangaroo, koala, karate, kick, king, kingdom, knight, key, kaleidoscope, kitchen, kettle, kiss, kindling, kindergarten, kind, kit, kid, key
Also, see my Pinterest board on “Letter Activities” for more ideas!
Remember… every time you leave a comment about more creative ways to have letter fun or when you share your family’s activities, you will be entered into the August Back-to-School Contest (ABC)! Tuesday, September 3rd, I will draw out one lucky reader to receive a Back-to-School Basket for you and your child to enjoy!
I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he,
Gay your life must be.
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