Preschool with Bo: Letter Ff, Frogs

Our 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.


  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!

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

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

  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....

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

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  7. I love this post, such great ideas!

  8. 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. :)

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. I love how he says "right about here" very cute! He is doing great !

  12. 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!)