Preschool ABC Snack Ideas- Cooking Our Way Through The Alphabet

For Violet's pre-k year, I wanted to include some one on one "cooking" time with me as our Charlotte Mason life skill/ handicraft for her. We're incorporating this into my Catholic ABC's curriculum by making alphabet snacks for the letter of the week! It was important to me that Violet could be very involved in the preparation of each snack.  Therefore, the importance here was placed more … [Read more...]

Alphabet Grab Bags- How To Make And Use A Grab Bag With Preschoolers

A grab bag is a bag that's full of objects that start with one particular letter. I use these when teaching preschool to go with my letter of the week format in Catholic ABC's. I used to make new ones each week, but after teaching preschool for 6 straight years, I made permanent bags. Here is a quote straight from Catholic ABC's on how to use a grab bag. You say what's in red. Now, are you … [Read more...]

Catholic ABC’s Meets All About Reading Pre-Reading

I wrote Catholic ABC's when Lydia was 3, and have been using it with my preschoolers ever since. It is a letter-of-the-week style preschool, so each week we focus on just one letter of the alphabet. On top of the lessons that are included in Catholic ABC's, I usually try to embellish the letter. For instance, if we're on the letter M, during the week we might have macaroni for lunch, color a … [Read more...]

Alphabet Sensory Bin; The ABC’s Of How To Make One

For 6 years now, I have taught Catholic ABC's to my preschoolers where we cover 1 letter each week. For extra fun this year, we've added a letter sensory bin to our ABC repertoire . Given my weaving the faith theory, I like to mix religious items with non-religious items. Check it out! In Catholic ABC's, I go over how to use a "grab bag" during circle time. This happens each week when you … [Read more...]

Tips For Teaching Letters To Preschoolers: Avoid These 4 Common Pitfalls

In many preschool programs (including my own) the structure is that the preschoolers learn one letter per week. This will be our 6th year in a row to have a letter of the week in our home! Before beginning letter lessons at your house, do you know the common pitfalls of teaching preschoolers their letters? Let's start with a simple quiz. Can you spot 3 things that are wrong with this letter … [Read more...]

Catholic ABC’s Resource Page

This is a resource page to help "extras" while running your Catholic ABC's program from your home, at co-op, or at your religious education program at your church. Hope you find these resources helpful on your preschool journey! Easy Printing Page: Find all the copyable pages from the "Master Copies" section of Catholic ABC's ready to print. No scanner or copier needed. :-) ABC Saints: … [Read more...]