Monday, July 20, 2009

Help Get Your Kids Ready 4 Kindergarten - PART ONE

My 5 year old, Emilee, is going to be starting Kindergarten in September. Full day. I know!! What am I going to do without her?? While she drives me insane (most days) I'm going to miss her. While I can write a whole post about that, that's not the reason for this post.

After registering her for Kindergarten, I received in the mail a calendar for the months of July and August with activities for each week day that would help get my child ready for Kindergarten. They are very easy and even make for some ways to keep your child busy during these long summer days. I decided share them with you. The following is the July Calendar and I will post August (PART TWO) in a few weeks.

I know that July is almost over but some of these are easy enough to double or even triple up on your days to catch up. Lord knows that's what I'll be doing. :)

July 1 - Practice reciting your home phone number

July 2 - Practice reciting the day and month of your birthday

July 3 - Cut out the shapes of a triangle and rectangle from construction paper


July 6 - Cut out the shapes of an oval and diamond from construction paper

July 7 - Cut out the shapes of a circle and square from construction paper

July 8 - Glue your shapes in a pretty design on another piece of constuction paper (save shapes from previous days)

July 9 - Show your shape artwork to friends and relatives and tell them the names of the shapes.

July 10 - Practice saying please and thank you

July 13 - Practice writing your first and last names on a lined paper with pencil

July 14 - Play Simon Says to learn body parts

July 15 - Cut out favorite pictures from a magazine or catalog and glue on paper to make collage.

July 16 - Read a book of nursery rhymes with a parent or friend. Pick out your favorite one and try to memorize it.

July 17 - Empty your piggy bank and sort the coins into pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters.

July 20 - To practice hopping and jumping, imitate a kangaroo, a rabbit or a frog.

July 21 - Visit the library and pick out a book to read tonight before going to bed.

July 22 - Practice counting from 1 to 10 by counting 10 beans, buttons, beads or pennies.

July 23 - Practice reciting your home address

July 24 - Practice recognizing your name which is printed on paper for you by your parents. Name the letters in your name in order.

July 27 - Color a page in a coloring book, making sure to stay in the lines.

July 28 - Learn these colors: red, blue, yellow, green, black, orange, purple, brown and white by finding them in your crayon box.

July 29 - Practice reciting your home address.

July 30 - Get ready for the first day of school.

July 31 - Play "Simon Says" to learn body parts.




Brooke said...

my niece is heading for kindergarden this fall - looks like she'll have a busy summer! :)

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Those do sound like fun! When my son started nursery 2 years ago they didn't give us anything like that to do! Great idea and fun like you say.
Collette xxx

Lilith Silvermane said...

GREAT tips!

I have a 5 year old step son that just started kindergarten. This would be great if there was an August on... *smiles* Hint Hint...!

The Redhead Riter said...

My suggestion is...


You will wake up and she will be 16 and the years will have gone by tooooooooooooooooo fast!

Just stopped by to say
:o) Hope you had a Happy Monday!

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JanMary said...

Hi from SITS

Love this list of ideas - going to save it and do them with my son - he starts primary one here in September.