Preschool with Bo Unit 5: Letters A-D Review, Young Joseph

Welcome to Unit 5 of Little Hands to Heaven where we review Letters A-D, and learn about Young Joseph. I think this week starts in Week 10.  I don't really go in order with all our activities, and combine some, so won't list it by day this time. See our preschool curriculum and plans and a detailed Week 1 to see more details on what we are doing.

I also want to share an important update to our schedule. I am planning to sloooow down and do one letter over two weeks. The first week, I plan to do LHTH. The second week, I plan to do Animal ABCs and read books from Sonlight P3/4 or Before Five in a Row. Just wanted to let you know, as I know a few of you are following behind me in LHTH. :) I just really want to enjoy this time with Bo, and not feel so rushed.
~Bo is 3 years, 2.5 months~ 

Letter Activity ~ Hide and Seek Review

This week we reviewed all the flashcards and letters from the previous weeks, and did the Hide and Seek Review. Bo says in a cute voice, "Where's [the letter] hiding?"

Coat of Many Colors Snack

I was inspired by this pin (picture only, pin is broken) to make a healthy graham cracker Coat of Many Colors snack with fruit.

We used sweetened cream cheese for the frosting and added fruit.

It was fun watching them be creative to add color to their coat, and I loved that it was a healthy snack.

Letter Activity 

Our mini transparent dots came so we did the Hide and Seek page again, using a different color for each letter.

There were a lot of letters to find, so Bo wanted me to help.

Bible & Math Activity

I combined both lessons on Day 3 of the guide. Instead of finding five purses or wallets, I had Bo do the math coin rubbing activity on the Number 5 page for his 1-10 Counting Book.

Art Activity ~ Joseph's Colorful Coat

Bo painted colorful stripes on a coffee filter.

Letter Activity ~ Tablet Teachables {Alphabet Hunt}

These fun "tablet" style printables are from Whispered Abundance. I printed them two to a page (so they would be small like my iPhone) and laminated them to use with a wet erase marker, or transparent colorful tokens.

"Where's the D hiding?"

These were a lot of fun and I can see us getting good use out of these!

Letter Activity 

We made Play Dough Cookies again, this time I used flour and agave nectar (because I didn't have any sugar). Because the agave is liquid I had to increase the flour, so they tasted a little floury. Everyone (but me) liked and ate them, though. I added lemon essential oil, so they were like lemon sugar cookies.

Bo spent a lot of time making the B, so Elli and I made A, C, D, and also E for our next unit. :D (A little more overlapping here!)

Memory Making ~ A Gift for Bo 

This is inspired by the story, as well as the Bible Activity on Day 1 (just took me the week to get it ready, as I commissioned a homeschool girl to do some sewing for me). :D

A Coat of Many Colors for Bo!

Oh, he was so proud!

I had her make it out of a pillow case and felt I had on hand. She sewed the felt on to make a collar and arm holes, and put a band around the waist so I could add a rope tie.

Coat of Many Colors Texture Craft 

Joseph is one of my favorite stories in the Bible, and I wasn't ready to be done yet. I printed a Joseph's Coat Coloring Page on cardstock and gave Bo some colorful items with a variety of texture and we each made one.

We had a fun, and colorful week! :D


  1. HOW FUN! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful pictures and ideas! I never would have thought to use essential oils in baking like that. How much do you use? I LOVE all things lemon...and sugar, this would be a big hit with ME! =) I'll be interested to see what you think about how your weeks go while slowing down with Bo. Another thought I had for us (I'm gearing up to start pre-school soon!) is to do LHTH in the morning, and give her some of the ABC extra activities in the afternoon, while I'm working with the older two. Anyway, hope you're feeling better...I was praying for you last night.

  2. I love this post! The awesome snack and the! So cute! Also, I personally am inspired by your schedule. For my soon to be 3 (and #3) I plan on going slow out necessity (#4 coming, plus a K and 1st/2nd grader). I loved your BFIAR posts and hope to do one or 2 a month, along with Sonlight 3/4 and Letter of the week/Animal ABC, etc. Also, I wanted to let you know after years of loving your posts (I did FIAR with my Kindergartner last year) I finally bought some things from your store. You are such a blessing and I hope it helps in a tiny way.

  3. Oh your coat snack is so great! What a fun yummy treat. Maybe I'll get the energy to try it soon.

  4. Lunch tomorrow--Perfect way to use the last of the graham crackers:) Great coat Bo!

  5. Look at all the fun and smiles! A darling coat of many colors :) I love seeing him use the Tablet Time Alphabet Hunt printables. Little H enjoyed seeing him play with the same "toy" she has, too..hehe! We've used the dry erase and also the transparent plastic circles, too!

  6. Thank you, Joy! About the oil, I probably used up to 10 drops. I like using peppermint essential oil, too, in baking. I'm already feeling relieved, but also took some time off due to the sickness. I think what you have planned is great! If I wasn't so busy with all the other kids, that is what I would do. Thank you so much for your prayers!

  7. Thank you, Sarah! I hope slowing down will give me more time to do some B4FIAR, and maybe even some fun things to go along with P 3/4. Thanks so much for your support, as well! Every little bit helps. :) I pray you have a wonderful transition when # 4 comes along ~ many congrats and blessings to you!

  8. Three years later and I'm coming again for inspiration for kiddo #4! =) It was fun to see my comment posted about! I'm so thankful for you and the help of your blog!!! (-Joy C. - My husband is logged into gmail right now, and I'm too lazy to log him out - lol!)

  9. Hi Joy!! So fun to see you back! How neat to be starting over. [happy sigh] I often think about what I would do differently if I had another. Blessings to you on the start of a new adventure!