Preschool with Bo: Letter Ff, Frogs

Preschool with BoOur focus this unit continues with the letter Ff. (This was at least two weeks ago). We mostly did Letter F from Animal ABCs and read Play with Me, by Marie Hall Ets. This is a Before Five in a Row book that we just read and enjoyed for now – we will row it at a later date. I was planning to read A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (Sonlight P3/4), but I was disappointed that the story is condensed in the collection, unlike the book, so I was going to find the original (that we own), and forgot. (I later found it ON my night stand, where I must have placed it to read to Bo at bedtime).

I wish I could say the warm weather is keeping us from regular school time this particular week, but it’s not (it’s been chilly). It’s more a case of feeling under the weather and Bo has also been tired in the afternoons – when I felt like doing school with him. Once or twice, he even napped during the day and he doesn’t do that often. You can tell he is tired in a few pictures. I wasn’t feeling well either, so not up to school in the morning, so I’m thinking this is all in the afternoon this week, and that may be why too.

~Boaz is 3 years, 3 1/2 months~

Coloring the Ffs with Mr. Sketch markers. They smell good, so it is not uncommon to see marker on his nose. :D

Tired of coloring and wants me to help.

I offer to color the lowercase f while he colors the uppercase F. Then he cuts and glues.

We haven’t done one of these in awhile. I tried to get him to say the /f/ sound, but he said “f” each time. At least he’s saying the sound. :)


I was impressed with how well Bo was doing (and talking), so I asked him to do it again so I could video. He first told me, “Tan’t do it,” so I offered him a package of fruit gummy snacks and he agreed. :D

I always do better when I lay out activities to do. This also gives Bo the chance to choose what he wants to do.

Talking about frogs. . .

Coloring frogs. . . and putting the crayons away. (I still love these triangular crayons, and though we’ve lost a few more, we still have most of them because of the case).

5 Green Speckled Frogs Song and Fingerplay 

I used Kate @ Picklebum’s 5 Green Frogs printable and added Thickers to number them. And I improvised with a book and a blue file folder for our log and pond.

“Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a great big log
Eating the most delicious bugs – yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four speckled frogs – glug, glug.” ~ Five Speckled Frogs

Then, I hid a number and had Bo guess which number was missing.

He really enjoyed this!

Then, I had Bo count out raisin “bugs” for each frog.

Bo played with Kool-Aid scented Play Dough and the Letter F playdough mat.

Q-tip Painting

Bo was much more patient this time!

Since I had so much finger paint left, I gave him a big sheet of finger paint paper to paint with.

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  1. This was a great post :) I loved hearing Bo’s little voice, he is precious! And way to go Boaz on finding the “circle”! This is a fun curriculum! We don’t have the book yet, but this week we have been working with the LHTH letter Aa from their website. I am loving this! I can’t wait to get the book for the girls and really take off! We’ll probably get the book sometime in June/July, but soon!

    • So glad you are enjoying the LHTH sample! Bo is really loving that it is repetitive (not my favorite part) but it is good for him. I love that we are learning through Bible stories. :) Mixing in Sonlight and Animal ABCs helps me be more creative and meets my needs more. :)

  2. He is just too cute for words :) You’re doing such a great job teaching him that learning is fun!

  3. Awww…so sweet! Love the darling little frogs, too! Looks like a f-f-FUN week!

    • I was blessed that I was inspired to do more with the frogs (since I took the time to laminate them). It is always nice when I can stretch out an activity a little!

  4. Can I just say what a brilliant job you are doing with Boaz? My little girl (month younger than Boaz) would just thrive at your homeschool!! I still haven’t quite got the hang of teaching all the different ages I have yet. One day….

    • Claire, thank you so much! It is NOT easy! I did one day of preschool this past week, and I know Bo missed his time with me. I am STILL getting the hang of it, and rotate through them based on who needs me the most.

  5. Cute frogs and Bo looks like he’s loving them too!

  6. I love this post, such great ideas!

  7. Meagan says:

    I love how he says “right about here” very cute! He is doing great !

    • Thank you, Meagan! I’m so thrilled that he is talking so much now! I thought that was cute too – 3 words to tell me where! (Yay!)


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