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Best Laid Plans…
The best laid plans of mice, men, and grandparents! They can often be pushed out of the way for something as simple as teeny…..tiny…..germs! Yup! We’ve had a couple different bugs running amok in both our households which led to less time, and delayed posts. I did get to have our regular times together. Some of those days required more cuddling and less activities. Still and all, we did have fun and learning times together. But getting them typed up is what ended up on the chopping block. Thus, this post will be a catch-up on our alphabet ideas for letters C, D, and E for our cute toddlers and preschoolers. Hence our title, Letter C, Letter D, and Letter E Activities Toddlers Enjoy [Preschoolers too!]
Another bit of a change. Due to a variety of reasons, I am continuing to play the Psalty Alphabet Song for my grandkids, but I’ve tweaked the list we will actually be working on to add some different Bible verses and you’ll see that begin with Letter D.
Bible Memory Verses for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Of course, since this is Fun BIBLE Activities For Kids – we definitely are starting with our Bible memory verses.
Letter C Bible Memory Verse for Kids
CHILDREN obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
For letter D, we went with the “Golden Rule.” We mainly worked on the first half – do to others what you would have them do to you. However I read the whole verse below a few times. Sadly, there are a few well-known pastors who are apparently saying that the Old Testament and the 10 commandments aren’t really necessary. WRONG! As Jesus makes it clear in this passage, among others. Because of that, I wanted to be sure to start teaching them the importance of ALL of God’s Word via this verse and in other ways such as continuing to incorporate the 10 commandments, the Apostles Creed and other simple doctrinal verses and passages. 🙂
DO to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12b (NIV)
Letter E Bible Memory Verse for Kids
For letter E, I changed it up a bit and used the second word – EVERYTHING – and went with:
Do EVERYTHING without grumbling or arguing.
Philippians 2:14 (NIV)
Bible Songs AND Letter Songs For Kids
I’m continuing to play Psalty’s Alphabet Song – even though we won’t always be memorizing the same verse. (Happily, that means they will probably learn MORE than 26 verses over this time period! 🙂 ).
I’m also making sure we regularly listen to The Creed by Hillsong and I Believe by the Newsboys, along with Classical Conversations’ – the 10 Commandments and the Timeline Song.
Plus we continue to enjoy Sesame Street and Elmo with their Letter of the Day for C, D, and E.
- Children Obey Your Parents by the Wonder Kids
- The Golden Rule by the Wonder Kids from A Treasury of 30 Classic Lullabies
- Do to Others by the Wonder Kids from Every Kid Can Sing and Know
- Philippians 2:14 by Steve Green
This cute video from Beth Pleasnick and her family
I also liked this cute video based on the Steve Green song, but think it’s probably better for older kids?
Books for Letters C D and E for Kids
Little Bear is back to his strong love for all things NOAH so we did a lot of reading about Noah and talking about the great example he set for OBEYing God and for CHEERFULLY working on the ark even though it took a VERY LONG TIME.
For Letter D – The Golden Rule, we talked a bit about, and read a bit about the Good Samaritan.
And for ALL of them, I made another minibook printable. Not perfect, but lots of fun! Enjoy!
The adorable graphics are by Educlips. You can find all her lovely artwork at FunBibleActivitiesForKids.com/Educlips.
Letters C D and E Activities Preschoolers and Toddlers Like
Even with bugs bugging us, we had a lot of fun this month with Letter C, Letter D, and Letter E Activities Toddlers can do like playdough and cookie dough and cookie cutters – cutting out letters c, d, e along with other cute things. Some things worked better than others. Pillsbury pizza dough made tasty crackers but oversized letters. The cookie dough and play dough definitely worked better. But all was fun.
I also made some cute activity sheets like this Letter C Do A Dot with an adorable “letter bear” picture from ScrappinDoodles. On my copy, I have a variety of letters including several Cs AND I used the letters that make up Little Bear’s name. He had such fun dotting the Cs and then going back and searching for his name. I left this one blank for you to put in your own child’s name along with other letters and plenty of Cs. For that matter, you can hide the bear and use it for other letters as well. 🙂
For letter D, here’s a similar one, with the Ds already filled in for you. Now you can fill in other letters, including those for your kids’ name. We chose to use cheerios for this one. Yummy fun!
Teaching Sight Words-Toddlers and Preschoolers – E
I did something a bit different for Letter E. Little Bear has played so many letter games with his parents he really does know his alphabet quite well. So I decided to “up the ante” a bit and include one new sight word each week as well. We started this week with the letter E – EAT. Here’s the printable I made for it.
I learned something important while making the EAT printable. He was spelling the letters for me. But then I noticed he spelled it E-A-J?!?!?!? Looking closer, I realized that, even though the font I picked had great small a’s, the t’s had a small curve that made it look a little like a j.
That led to a hunt for a better kids-friendly font. Which took me back to my original favorite from years ago – Comic Sans. It was originally put out by Microsoft and I’m guessing it is still available if you have a PC. I use Mac. Checking Pages (our version of Word), I found Comic Sans there too. Canva doesn’t have Comic Sans but it does have Comic Relief which appears to be another great option. Oddly, my favorite resource, PicMonkey doesn’t have it automatically. BUT they do allow subscribers to add your own font and I’ve already added Comic Sans to it. You can find this as a free download at many spots by searching for “comic sans font to download.” Just be careful to check out the site thoroughly to be sure it is a safe spot to download from. I’d list where I got mine, but it’s been a while and I’m afraid I don’t remember.
A Delightful Month In Spite of Buggy Bugs
We definitely had a lot of fun with Letter C, Letter D, and Letter E activities toddlers enjoy! Measured Mom’s Letter of the Day activity sheets continue to be a joy to work with. And we also are still having fun trying different activities from Hands On As We Grow. Hopefully these bugs will all clear out soon. In the meantime, I’m already looking forward to lots of Letter fun AND some holiday breaks to enjoy Valentine’s Day, the beginning of Lent, AND St Patricks Day in the next few weeks. Join us, won’t you?
P.S. MORE fun ideas for toddlers and preschoolers…