A is for Apples and Astronauts

(exploring the letter “A”, part 2)

Day 4:

Pretty girl continued to explore the letter “A” last week.  We started day 4 in the kitchen by making a Puffed Apple Pancake.  Yum, Yum!  

We continued by bingo stamping our way through the letter A maze and coloring an A page.  Pretty girl has really gotten into “coloring” lately.  She works diligently to cover as much of the page as she can and ends up producing a very colorful masterpiece.

Next we practiced drawing straight lines from one apple to another and then took a stab at cutting those lines.  The printable can be found at at Tot School Printables.

For our afternoon project we made our own apple pie play dough.  MawMaw got to join in on the fun.  She helped us shape the letter A and create our own play-dough apples.


Day 5:

On our last day we joined Gooba from The Gooba Diaries for a fun filled Astronaut Adventure.  We made pretty pictures by painting moon shapes and gluing on the letter A surrounded by a sky full of finger painted glitter stars.

Gooba’s mommy had also made the girls (along with BroBro) gel space bags.  This was my personal favorite.  She filled each ziplock bag with hair gel, a drop of black paint and glitter and then taped them tightly closed.  The kids practiced drawing the upper and lower case A and then to shapes and scribbles.

Moon bags were followed by a space ball snack, (yummy) and free play in the pink spaceship that had somehow landed in the middle of our living room.

Oh no, we found the aliens!  They were drawn all over the driveway and needed to be terminated.  First the kids tried to accomplish this by jumping on them as we called out their colors.  When this didn’t work the kids then began to attack with their trusty squirt bottles.  In order to completely eliminate the threat it was important that each alien was completely washed away so a few last looks for a lingering foot, hand or eye was important.

With the aliens under control we then were able to play with the moon sand they left behind.  Hidden in the sand were rocks with big and little “A”s written on them.  As each rock was discovered,  the girls sorted them into the correct crater of  little “a” or big “A”.  I was very impressed by Pretty Girl’s quick ability to sort the rocks she found.










After a break for lunch and more time in the spaceship we created our own telescopes out of toilet paper rolls and used them to go on a hunt for neon orange moon rocks.

What a great day is was.  Thank you Gooba for the Awesome “A” Adventure.  We look forward to next week!