My boyfriends nieces (who I consider my own) are getting ready to go into preschool and kindergarten. I help take care of them a lot and decided to start working with them on basic skills.
I've drawn and colored a picture that corresponds with every letter of the alphabet and use them as flash cards.
-sheets of white 8"x11" printer paper.
-Sharpie fine tip marker.
-With scissors, cut sheets of paper into 4 even parts. (To make the full alphabet, you'll need 6 and a half sheets.)
-In the bottom left hand corner, largely print with a Sharpie a capital letter A to Z. Next to the letter print in capitals the name of a picture corresponding to the letter. (For A I used apple, B butterfly, C cat etc etc.)
-Draw a picture on each card and color it brightly with colored pencils.
The girls love all the colorful pictures and they are really learning from them! Next project will be numbers!