A is the Start

If you followed our letter learning journey, you will know that I skipped A because our son already knew that letter as it’s the first letter of his name. Well we are about to undergo a new start by buying our first home so what better time to learn about the start of the alphabet (besides my husband said my alphabet display looked wrong without it).

animal

I asked my children to go into our garden and find things beginning with A (this involved an 8 year old as well as the 4 year old), and they said “animals“.

ants

Ants

plane

Aeroplanes

cheeky

I will let you decide what this cheeky suggestion was!

apple

And apple.

Our son thought that if he collected the seeds from the apple we could just grow an apple tree. I told him that we were already growing an apple tree but that it would take a long time.

appletree

I had seen an idea on Pinterest (here)

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So what better way to use the seeds from his apple (and a great way to encourage apple eating)

materials

Simply draw an a onto some paper, and collect some leaves to go with the seeds.

outline

Colouring in is a great skill of control – especially when you only have one arm!

colouredin

Next attach some leaves – we found that glue didn’t work very well so used sellotape

leaves

Then add some glue in the middle (because the seeds grow in the middle of the apple)

gluing

And then press the seeds on

a

And there you have an A for apple.