Education Series Week 3: Letter a Week Toddler Curriculum

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TEACH YOUR TODDLER A LETTER A WEEK

Need something to do with your littles while the bigs are working on schoolwork? Use this teacher-created curriculum (I used to teach 2nd grade!) and learn a letter a week, with one focus word each Monday-Friday.

I’ve got 25 weeks of lessons (I combined X and Y) for you to do with your child. One letter a week, one new word each day. You can even add all your activities into a three ring binder for your child to look over what they’ve learned.

I used this curriculum with my son when he was two and we had so much fun doing it. Hope you enjoy it as well!


LEARN A LETTER A WEEK CURRICULUM

A: Alphabet, Animals, Ant, Apple, Autumn

ALPHABET

ANIMALS

ANTS

APPLES

AUTUMN

B: Barn, Bat, Beach, Bear, Birds

BARN

BATS

BEACH

BEARS

BIRDS

  • Feed the birds outside
  • Glue feathers on a bird picture
  • Whistle and flap your wings like a bird

C: Cloud, Cow, Car, Colors, Caterpillar

CLOUDS

COW

CARS

  • Dip car wheels in paint and roll them on a car picture
  • Go through a car wash
  • Race cars down the hall

COLORS

CATERPILLAR

D: Daddy, Dinosaurs, Dog, Draw, Duck

DADDY

DINOSAURS

DOGS

DRAW

  • Draw with different tools on a blank paper
  • Visit an art museum
  • Watch Baby Van Gogh

DUCKS

E: Ears, Eggs, Elephant, Exercise, Eyes

EARS

EGGS

  • Throw eggs at an egg picture
  • Eat scrambled eggs
  • Have your toddler fill an egg carton with pom poms or other fun objects

ELEPHANTS

EXERCISE

  • Exercise with Go Noodle
  • Run in the backyard
  • Play at the park

EYES

F: Family, Fingers, Food, Friends, Fruit

FAMILY

  • Draw a picture of your family
  • Look at photo albums
  • Call a family member on the phone

FINGERS

FOOD

FRIENDS

FRUIT

G: Games, Garden, Giraffe, Grandparents, Grow

GAMES

  • Try a matching game
  • Play where’s your nose/mouth/eyes?
  • Play hide n seek

GARDEN

  • Visit your city’s botanical gardens
  • Plant flowers or seeds
  • Pick flowers in your yard and glue them to a garden picture

GIRAFFE

  • Watch a video of a giraffe
  • Color a giraffe paper
  • Walk around with your toddler on your shoulders so they can see up high

GRANDPARENTS

  • Draw a picture for a grandparent
  • Call/Facetime with a grandparent 
  • Watch videos/look at pictures of grandparents

GROW

  • Draw a self-portrait
  • Start a growth chart on your child’s doorframe, starting with their birth height
  • Watch videos/look at pictures of how your toddler has changed since birth

H: Hen, Hippo, Holidays, Horse, House

HEN

HIPPO

HOLIDAYS

HORSE

HOUSE

  • Count the number of windows, doors, chairs, etc in your house
  • Build a fort inside your house with blankets and chairs
  • Make a house out of blocks

I: Insects, Igloo, Ice, Island, Ivy

INSECTS

IGLOO

ICE

  • Melt ice on an ice paper
  • Play with ice cubes in different size buckets
  • Watch a video about Antarctica

ISLAND

IVY

  • Find ivy outside and glue to ivy picture (NOT poison ivy!!)
  • Watch ivy grow
  • Go outside and water plants together

J: Jelly, Jar, Jump, Jungle, Jaguar

JELLY

JAR

  • Glue pompoms to a jar picture
  • Fill empty jars and containers with objects around the house
  • Start filling a piggy bank with coins to use for dollar store trips

JUMP

JUNGLE

JAGUAR

K: Kangaroo, Kite, King, Kittens, Kids

KANGAROO

KITE

KING

KITTEN

KIDS

  • Color a picture of kids
  • Host a play date at your home
  • Find kids to play with at the mall play scape, or the park

L: Letter, Llama, Lighthouse, Lion, Lock

LETTER

LLAMA

LIGHTHOUSE

 LION

LOCK

  • Color a lock picture
  • Find different things around the house that you can open and close together
  • Play with a combination lock

M: Magnet, Mommy, Monkey, Mouse, Mouth

MAGNET

MOMMY

MONKEY

MOUSE

  • Color a long mouse tail on a mouse picture
  • Crawl around the house, squeezing behind furniture and going under tables
  • Watch a Mickey Mouse cartoon

MOUTH

  • Decorate a mouth page with pictures of food
  • Sing silly songs on Toddler Radio
  • Try out different foods: sweet, salty, sour

N: Nest, Noodles, Nursery Rhyme, Numbers

NEST

NOODLES

NURSERY RHYMES

NUMBERS

  • Color a number paper
  • Roll a dice and put that many stickers on a paper
  • Play with number magnets on a cookie sheet

NOSE

O: Obstacle Course, Ocean, Owl, Outer Space, Octopus

OBSTACLE COURSE

OCEAN

OWL

OUTER SPACE

OCTOPUS

P: Paint, People, Pinecone, Plant, Popcorn

PAINT

PEOPLE

  • Color a picture of people
  • Cut out pictures of people from magazines
  • Label photos of family members to create a memory book

PINECONE

PLANT

POPCORN

  • Glue popcorn on a picture
  • Make popcorn and watch a movie together
  • Try different flavors of popcorn and compare

Q: Quail, Quarter, Question, Quilt, Queen

QUAIL

QUARTER

QUESTION

 QUILT

 QUEEN

R: Road, Rock, Rainforest, Rabbits, Raccoons

ROAD

  • Color a road picture
  • Read a Cars book
  • Create a road on the floor with painter’s tape for toy cars

ROCK

  • Glue dirt on a rock picture
  • Make a pet rock with paint and googly eyes
  • Skip rocks in a pond

RAINFOREST

RABBITS

RACCOON

S: Spring, Seed, Swim, Sing, Snake

SPRING

SEED

SWIM

SING

SNAKE

T: Toes, Turtle, Tree, Train, Toothbrush

TOES

TURTLE

TREE

TRAIN

TOOTHBRUSH

U: Umbrella, Under, Uniform, Up, USA

UMBRELLA

UNDER

  • Use a post-it to cover under the chair on this Under picture
  • Crawl under things around the house
  • Watch this on, over, under video

UNIFORM

  • Glue tissue paper clothes on a uniform paper
  • Play dress up in different costumes
  • Watch sports and name the colors of the uniforms

UP

  • Watch the movie Up
  • Color an Up picture
  • Ride an elevator/escalator at the mall 

USA

V: Vegetables, Vehicle, Vest, Violin, Volcano

VEGETABLES

VEHICLE

VEST

VIOLIN

VOLCANO

W: Weather, Worm, Wheels, Winter, Water

WEATHER

WORM

WHEELS

  • Find things around the house with wheels and test them out
  • Take a bike or a stroller ride
  • Put glitter on the wheels on a bike page

WINTER

WATER

X & Y: Xylophone, X-ray, Yogurt, Yarn, Yo-yo

XYLOPHONE

X-RAY

YOGURT

  • Try eating yogurt with toppings: cranberries, cereal, sliced almonds, etc.
  • Finger paint with yogurt on a yogurt page
  • Make a craft from a yogurt cup

YARN

YO-YO

Z: Zipper, Zebra, Zigzag, Zoo, Zucchini

ZIPPER

  • Glue a zipper to a zipper page
  • Find different things around the house that use zippers and practice using them
  • Sing along with Disney’s Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

ZEBRA

ZIGZAGS

ZOO

ZUCCHINI


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  5. My Big List of Fun Educational Websites
  6. More coming soon!

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